- Dec 17, 2013
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Yall taking this too seriously lmaooooo.
People seem to keep wanting to say x sucks or is bad as though there is no opinion involved and whatever it is, is just objectively bad. That leads to there being only one way to design games in the RM community which means all your games look and feel alike. Don't know why that should be encouraged.
Another thing is that what you may hate I may love. Everybody likes different things. I hate going into shops to get the newest gear every time I enter a new town. There's no reason to get attached to your equipment then and you may even decide to save your money and skip a town or two.
I find crafting much more fun and engaging. You have to build equipment yourself from scratch.
Monster Hunter does it, Dark Souls does it, the biggest games in the AAA industry do it and we play these games and really enjoy these mechanics so it's reasonable that we'd develop a game with these mechanics we like so much.
On the other hand I suppose there are people who are fine with the final fantasy/dragon quest way of doing items but I personally find it incredibly bland and boring not to mention it's what a typical jrpg would do.
I have a job. I have social obligations. I have chores to do in my own home. I have adult obligations and relationships to maintain.
I do not have time to buy a $30 game that feels like a second job. That takes more time to complete because of the crafting system than a full 40 hour work week. I have no desire to pay someone else so I can do a second job that I'm not being paid to do.
I just don't. I don't have that kind of free time anymore. The allure of "feeling like I'm accomplishing something, when I'm really getting nothing out of it" that I used to enjoy as a child no longer exists. I'm adult. All that "grinding" and "accomplishment" stuff that the young people chase in a game? I chase that in real life. It's more satisfying to get it from my actual job where they pay me... than to get it from a game in which the only reward is that I no longer have to play the game anymore.