"yeah pretty much. the higher level someone is, the more infused their body would be with a type of mana, that essentially makes then superhuman"
"elemental mana, fire earth air water light and shadow, is standard mana. i only say “mana” in regards to XP because it’s a form of mana-like energy"
"nah just one type of xp
its just a form of energy"
"good point, there could be six mana bars i guess"
"but that would be complicated, it would be better to have a single mana bar"
"oh boy. XP = undefined. no one really knows, only that its a form of energy. mana = 6 types. mana “bar” = a visual indication of how much mana a person has left"
"and mana flows through the world like wind or water currents"
"fire mana concentrated near volcanoes, water lakes, etc"
"and it also exists in people’s bodies"
"a high level wizard would be more attuned go mana, he would have more mana in his body, thus he could cast more spells, and his mana would regen faster"
"yeah a mana bar would just be the average [the average of all the types of mana]"
"well, im sure you could find out how much water mana you had, simply through feeling it, or, if youre talking about a visual enchantment (HUD) there would be a way to display that"
"the less mana you have, the more tired you become. casting a spell which results in you having zero mana or less makes you collapse (oom)"
"if a person is nearly out of mana, they’d know it"
"XP can be stolen by wights and other horrific undead, yeah"
"being mana drained feels different from being tired, but they both have the same effect"
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