Here’s an idea that’s been lost among all the rants and replies in various speed-tie threads for ages now. Basically, instead of that fastest finger/fastest internet/fastest device/shortest distance from the server nonsense we have now, both tied creatures move at the same time.
Let me elaborate.
In the case of a speed tie, the screen splits with both creatures doing their attack/move, and the effects coming into play at the same time.
This means two 20 HP Proceras would deal damage to each other simultaneously (unless one of them goes for a priority move, in which case there’s no issue. If they both go for priority moves, we’re back to this scenario) and end in a draw.
If two Suchotators were to go for Instant Distraction at the same time, they would both be distracted for the next turn.
It’s quite simple, really, plus I don’t think it’d be anywhere near as frustrating as any other option.
No RNG or finger-races involved whatsoever.
It also makes the most sense IRL, as @Tielenaar said. It’s the speed of the creature that should determine the move order, not the internet, the device or the location of the player.
Disclaimer: Not my idea. It’s just a concept that’s been put out there a couple of times, being refined more and more along the way.
- Love the idea!
- Isn’t for me.