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From : Cruel: A Light-Hearted Plea Forum : Ideas - #50355 To : All Date : Sat Aug 26 19:42:56 2023 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ | Greetings from the trenches where we brave souls dare to tackle | the infamous Wyrm goal. It's me, Cruel again, and today, I have a bone (or | perhaps, a dragon scale?) to pick. | | The Four Item Fiasco! So, we start with collecting these four 'legendary' | items: visor of prophecy, orb of power (which by the way, behaves like it | had too much elixir), orb of the four winds, and the oh-so-illusive ring | of demonslaying. If I had a gold coin for every time I didn't get one of | these, I'd probably have... well, quite a lot of gold coins. | | Spikes? More Like Yikes! After hoarding the four treasures like a squirrel | with an identity crisis, we meet Abazel. He's supposed to give us the | spikes of unknown evil to carry on our journey. Emphasis on unknown | because he often forgets he even has them. | | Albanon, the 'One Mistake and You're Toast' Dragon. Then there's this big | bad dragon that just loves to watch the world (or our characters) burn. | You mess up once, and it's back to square one. I'd like to remind everyone | that Groundhog Day was a comedy, not an instruction manual! | | Now, esteemed game developers, I understand we all love a challenge. But | there's a fine line between challenge and feeling like Im trying to bake | a cake in a toaster. Sure, it might be possible, but why? | | As players with both digital and very real lives (I swear!), I implore you | to show mercy. Perhaps adjust some drop rates, offer a few milestones, or | even just a morale-boosting pep talk from an NPC now and then. | | If the Wyrm goal were any more time-consuming, I'd be sending you an | invitation to my in-game retirement party. | | *Mostly In jest.