Posted By Devilkyn at 8:25 PM - Mon Jun 19 2017
(...)In that regard then (imagining a Janoa were hunting down a Kypiq) it would be quite a chase. (...)
Assuming the Janoa is hunting the Kypiq in the woodlands, I would say the Kypiq would win. Logic: home turf, traps and defenses already in place, and group numbers (Kypiqs are highly social and tight knit communities vs Janoa soloists). (...)
There's two problems with that. First, and most important, players won't care or bother about the lore. We have a great community, but this is the internet. Janoa might be planned as 'soloists', but people are going to band together and use them as 'roving bandit/Pk gang', just like you're going to see others playing Kypiq and eating meat 'for the lulz'. If there's no penalty to something, human players are going to do it (I'm not suggesting a penalty, I'm simply pointing out that the Kypiq would need a solid mechanic to rely on for survival).
And I'm less worried about a random solo Kypiq being chased down, but more about a band of Janoa eliminating Kypiq settlements, in which case there's no chase, no fleeing, it's defend or...