are mobile battle animals that are both driven by pilots and have artificial intelligence of the animal they represent. Zoids can very from large cats to dinosaurs to worms and can travel almost anywhere on the planet. Facing a wild Zoid can be quite dangerous but when tamed a Zoid can be the best friend of it's pilot.
Zoid pilots have several ways to use there skills to earn money, the most popular way is to take part in the Zoid Battle Tournament. The Zoid Battle Commission is the pride of Planet Zii and make sure that all Tournament related battles are safe and within the defined laws, as they are also the police of all Zoid activity. Zoid Pilots may only take part in the battle tournaments in teams of three, there is a possibility of one on one matches but a pilot cannot participate if he doesn't have a team both for battle and financial backing. Teams usually consist of three Zoid pilots and a financial backer who is usually not taking part in the actual battles unless under extenuating circumstances. A financial backer is usually necessary for purchasing new parts or repairing a Zoid after battle as numbers can easily reach the one hundred thousand mark. There have been teams of only two Zoid pilots, and even teams that have the financial backer as the team leader so what's common isn't necessarily what's required.
The Tournament it's self consists of several different Battle Modes
that evoke various forms of battle between two teams. There are various Classes that determine who you will be fighting and weather or not you earn your way into the finals known as the Royal Cup, that can earn a pilot the coveted Class S as well as a large amount of prize money for the team. All teams begin at Class D and five wins are required to advance to Class C, if a team takes a loss they must make up for it with another two battles to advance to the next Class. Only Class A teams can participate in the Royal Cup unless they are lucky enough to win the random drawing to allow participation. Prize money is usually given based on the damages and ammo used by all Zoids in battle allowing enough money for repairs and parts / supplies for the winning Zoid team. Every so often 'Speed Testing' is required, that gives a general assessment of Zoid speed and general stats as well as Pilot reaction times that will be posted for all pilots to see as general information.
This is a system game, the system will be explained in the Character Thread