Posted By Turlorn at 7:47 PM - Sat Jan 19 2019
The thing with the knight seems reasonable. However the plan for the paladin is probably not feasible within the game. There's no such thing as "magic" in CoE. ^^
It seems all too restrictive. I understand it should be an exclusive club but it might just be too exclusive.
Have you taken a look at the Holy Swords of the Neran yet? It is a religious knightly order that comes directly from the devs.
In real life history many of those that trained to become a knight actually refused being knighted because it was too much of a financial burden for them.
Instead they remained heavy cavalry without the fancy title.
I guess I'd rather stay a spearman then. ;)
In my mind, Knighthood would be a reward from a King. Yes, both knighthood and paladinhood is exclusive. That's the point. It's also a massive burden. You are penalised and restricted from many things depending on your vow, your religion, and your Kingdom's culture. A Knight is someone you can absolutely trust to be a good player who can uphold the kingdom. You can trust they can take these burdens on. Doubley so for a Paladin. Being a Knight is achievable from dedicated play. Being a paladin is something that only the best can do. You can't pay for it, you have to put the time and effort in and it may just fissle out. But that can be a narrative hook for your personal story. Just because you want to be a knight doesn't mean you should just do it. But if you really want it, you can struggle through the game same as the rest of us and gain the favour of the King. Maybe that's your objective for that char.
Also in regards to "holy power" that's just a phrase I used. Holy power can mean anything, but the spirit of it is abilities the common player will not possess. Same as Religous head. It's an abstraction designed to losely fit generally over everything. I can see different religons doing different ceremonies depending on organisation. With Areligious people just not having Paladins at all due to a lack of belief. It will be up to the players to find an alternative. Bearing in mind, Paladins are so rare, (Only one per religion per server and only after reaching legendary combat skill) that one croping up is an event that can galvanise other players and religions. Causing a mad scramble for land, prestige and war. A paladin is the elite of the elite. A reward for dedication to an aspect of the game that borders on ludicrous but also rewarding the community as a whole with a cool player driven event that will change the landscape of the server.