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Just for reference purposes: What I speculate the classes layout to be.
|Female Only||Mostly Female||Mostly Male||Male Only|
*Heir and Page could be switched in their gender categorisation but this is where I personally think they will go. Likewise Knight could be switched to passive with whatever the other mostly male is going to active.
- Passive / Active
- Muse / Lord
- Rogue / Thief
- Bard / Prince
- Personal speculation
- Sylph / Maid
- Seer / Mage
- I can see the pairings of Witch, Knight, Heir and Page going any way.
Page / Knight would be a +6/-1 pairing.
Heir / Witch would be a +1/-6 pairing.
Page / Witch would be a +6/-6 pairing.
Heir / Knight would be a +1/-1 pairing.
Hussie has claimed the scale has a slight active male tilt.
|Passive||+16||+12||Passive female tilt|
|Active||-13||-15||Slight active male tilt|
|Total||+3||-3||Slight passive female tilt, slight active male tilt|
It is common to display a class's position (or theoretical position) via notation that suggests that the passive/active value is an intristic property of the class, as opposed to the idea that it isn't so much an intrinsic value but rather simply positions on the scale. When phrased as an intrinsic value it forces the +1 and -1 classes to be two units apart, making the gap between them larger than the gap between them and their respective ±2 classes. With positional notation the 1st passive and 1st active classes can viewed as being 1 single position away from each other as opposed to two, thus closing the gap (however 0th can still be invoked in order to expand the gap again).
The idea of a 0 value on the scale also opens the idea of classes that may exist there, as a class that sits in the middle of the scale due to it displaying properties which make it impossible to place on either side of the scale, in such a scale its classification would be determined by examining the class's counterpart. As zero is neither positive or negative it becomes difficult to think of a class as passive or active even when considering its counterpart, as such invoking the ordinal system allows an easy differentiation between passive and active classes sharing a position at 0.
|An alternative method where the scale is described by positional value as opposed to an intrinsic value and the potential for a passive class and an active class to overlap is allowed.|