In the mafia world there is a lot of death and despair, killing will happen on frequent bases as rivals try to take each other out. In Unleashed Fear there are 2 ways to attempt to kill other gangsters, there is the regular kill feature and the duel system. Both systems work in the exact same way, except that for duels mutual agreement is needed.
Finding the right balance
In order to kill or defend yourself against getting killed you need to find the right balance, stealth plays a crucial role in both these aspects, you need stealth in order to kill and to defend. The exact amount of stealth required is based on your offense and defense, on the bottom you can find some examples that will make it more clear.
Random hit / Random miss
There really is no such thing as a random hit or a random miss, this is a misconception created by the players themselves. Random hit simply means someone has a 10% chance of killing someone else and he actually pulls it off, and the same goes for a random miss, someone has a 90% chance to kill someone and he misses.
Backshots is a term for someone shooting back at someone that previous tried to kill them. This term is often used to define if someone received damaged to their account or not. Backshots do not have any other aspect other then not receiving any damage. You do not get boosted or more chance of hitting when shooting with a backshot. Backshots have to be made within 6 hours otherwise you will receive damage.
Account damage / Items damage
When you shoot down your character will receive damage and so will every item this character will ever use. Damage is based upon how many ranks you shoot down. This damage is also permanent and there is no way to un-do the damage. As mentioned above a backshot will not do any damage aslong as the backshot takes place within the next 6 hours.
Permanent character stats loss basically means you will lose some offense / defense / stealth dependable on how many ranks you shoot down.
Permanent items damage basically means that all the items you will use carry damage with them.
So how does the system work?
The regular kill system works the same way as the regular duel system. The itemless duel system works on the same way as the regular kill system except that it doesn't use the items that characters have equipped. The regular kill system will look at the shooter and the targets stats. (Offense - Defense - Stealth), It wll also look at the items both characters have equipped (Weapons - Armors - Disguises).
Once it has obtained all stats and items involved it will start to compare the shooters offense to stealth ratio and the targets defense to stealth ratio, it will then determine how much total offense the shooter has and the total defense the target has.
Once it has calculated all of this there will be the last and final calculation; The kill chance, the shooter will have a percentage based chance to kill the defender and the defender will therefor have a certain percentage of chance to survive the shot.
Difference between the kill system and the duel system
There is no difference between these systems, they both use the exact same calculation methods, the only difference is that you can select how a duel will be processed, you can select who shoots first and if it should take items into consideration.
Stealth requirements example
Lets say you need 60% the amount of stealth required to utilize your offense and the same for defense. If the shooter has 200.000 offense points he will need at least 120.000 stealth in order to use the full 200.000 offense. The same will go for the defender, if the defender has 200.000 defense, he will need 120.000 stealth in order to use the full 200.000 defense.
Characters stats damage example
Lets say you shoot 5 ranks down, 50% of the difference in stats in these 5 ranks will be the damage.
Lets say the difference is 50.000 points, you will lose 25.000 character stats permanently.
Lets say you have 150.000 offense, 75.000 defense and 75.000 stealth, you will lose 12.500 offense, 6.250 defense and 6.250 stealth.
Items damage example
Lets say you shoot 5 ranks down, you will receive 1.5% item damage per rank. Which will be a total of 7.5% items damage.
Lets say and item gives you +100.000 offense, +2.000 defense and -1.000 stealth.
Ever since the shot the item will now give: +92.500 offense, +1.850 defense and -1.075 stealth.
Kill calculation example
Lets say the shooter has 200.000 offense and 120.000 stealth, the defender has 200.000 defense and 120.000 stealth.
The shooter will have a 50% chance to kill the defender, and the defender will have 50% chance to survive the shot.
Lack of stealth kill calculation example
Lets say the shooter has 200.000 offense and has 80.000 stealth, the defender has 200.000 defense and has 150.000 stealth.
The shooter will only use 133.333 offense as he has not enough stealth to cover for the full 200.000 offense, the defender will use 200.000 defense as he has more then enough stealth.
The shooter will then have a 5% chance to kill the defender and the defender will have a 95% chance to survive the shot. Due to the big difference in stats.
If the shooter would kill the defender with his 5% chance to succeed this would be labeled as a "random hit".
Remember: these are only examples to give you an idea of how the system works.