The Force is a mystical energy field that gives many powers to those
few beings that can use it. Those strong in the Force have an unusually
high amount of a microscopic life form known as midi-chlorians.
Midi-chlorians are not the Force but are merely an avenue
for one to get in touch with it and to become one with it.
"Well, the force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy
field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us.
It binds the galaxy together." - Ben Kenobi, A New Hope
"Life creates it, makes it grow. It's energy surrounds us and
binds us." - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
"It's like engine tape. It's dark on one side, light on the
other, and binds the galaxy together." - Unknown Starfighter
The Force exists in all living things, although only a limited number
of individuals have the ability to tap into and harness its power. When
your character is created and at certain levels as you progress and
depending on its Force probability, the server will secretly determine
whether your character is Force-sensitive. No one will be told whether
they are Force sensitive as this must be discovered through game play.
If your character isn't Force-sensitive when created, the chance to
become Force-sensitive rises with their Experience Level (see Experience
under the Life and Death rules). Only Force-sensitive
characters are able to train in, control, and master the Force.
The Force Meter is very important in the development of a
Force-sensitive character since it enhances the power and effectiveness
of his powers (see Force Powers). The Force Meter is a reflection of a
character's relationship with the Light or Dark side of the force, and
certain actions performed by a character will affect their Force Meter.
For instance, using the force to choke another character will move you
towards the Dark side, whilst using the force to heal someone will move
you towards the Light side.
"It is not the Jedi way." - Anakin Skywalker, The Revenge Of
Whenever a character uses a Force power, he draws upon his own
private pool of Force energy. This pool of energy is called a
character's Force Points or FPs. A power's cost is defined in its
description. If a player doesn't have enough FPs to pay for a power, he
cannot use that power. The number of FPs in a character's energy pool is
equal to his Force Experience/100. FPs slowly regenerate over time until
they reach a character's maximum; the natural rate at which FPs
regenerate is 5 FPs per hour. To increase the rate that FPs regenerate,
see the Force power Meditation.
As a Jedi progresses in their knowledge of the Force, they
will gain Force Levels. At each level, 1 Force Skill Point is granted to
the Jedi to spend on Force Skills as they wish. These levels also determine
if you can complete certain tasks, such as constructing a Holocron or taking an
apprentice. The Force Levels are defined as follows:
Because of the combat system used by the Combine, every offensive
action requires a break afterwards when no other offensive action by
that player is possible. With weapons, this is accomplished via fire
delays. With the Force, it is achieved via Recovery Time or RT. This is
a time delay after each offensive action to give other players in the
combat area time to be informed of the combat, get online, and make a
move before the Jedi gets another offensive action. This system is to
insure that the Jedi can't repeatedly attack and/or kill another player
without giving them the chance to respond. For each power requiring an
RT, it is clearly described in the power's text. Any powers without a
listed RT does not have one and may be used as often as desired.
Energy: Force powers over energy and energy fields
Each facet can range from 1-100. When a character becomes
Force-sensitive, the Combine server assigns facet points to that
character (see equation box). These facet points are randomly divided up
between the four facets. Facet values represent the potential a
Force-sensitive character has in each area of the Force, not the actual
power they control. To increase their power, a character must increase
their Force Experience level. Most Force powers fall into these four
facets, but there is also a Universal facet, with a value equal to an
average of the other four.
Equations Facet points at becoming Force-sensitive = random between
[300 * pow(0.75, (XPLevel -1)/5)] and [400 * pow(0.75, (XPLevel -1)/5 )]
Equations Universal facet value = (Facet points at
becoming Force-sensitive)/4 Example Mara has just joined the combine, as She gains 7 levels
before she comes across an ancient Jedi Master who senses she is NOT
force sensitive. She continues on with her life as normal gaining
experience, When she is Level 13 she goes back to the same Jedi master
who senses she has gained the ability to use the force. Her Facet level
would be a random number between:
[300 * pow(0.75, (11 -1)/5)] (=168.75) and [400 * pow(0.75, (11 -1)/5
. You get a chance to become FS at levels 1,6,11,16,21... and so on.
There are 32 different Force Skills available only to a Force user.
Each has a skill value ranging from 0 (no skill � can't use this power)
to 5 (maximum skill). All Force powers fall under one of the five
facets. Each power is further categorized as Light Side, Dark Side, or
Neutral. Any Force user can learn any of these powers regardless of
their Force Meter.
Any power that acts automatically can be toggled on or off by the
Jedi, so the power will act automatically only when the Jedi wishes it
to be active, and/or while they have enough FP to use it. This includes
such powers as Empathy, Speed, Deflection, Force Resistance, Force Body,
Hide, and Meditation.