The Avatar wrote:I like a challenge, and vicious mode has supplied it, but overall, I agree that the game should be easier.
Thank you! From a newbie standpoint (I've been playing for 4 months now, so I'd say that I'm in newbie territory) one of the most disheartening things about DD is literally spending WEEKS beating your head against a puzzle that no matter what you do, you can't seem to crack (Thief Silver, BM Silver, Fighter Gold to name a few) and looking on the forums for ideas and guidance only to see vets post "Difficulty is fine" , "Totally doable, in fact Class X needs a nerf", and "I don't see what's so hard about it, I was wasted last night and I did it on my first try without using a single potion." A little bit of hyperbole on the last one, but that is how it often comes across, so you have no idea how refreshing it is to see a vet post something like this.
xspeedballx wrote: I am 100% positive there is more to this that I am just not understanding, because like I keep saying those generally considered broken strategies do not equal instant-wins for everyone, and quite possibly never will. Tri-sword prep is not a win for me... The statement that everyone uses tri-sword and wins may not be reflective of the larger player base.
FWIW, on hard and vicious, even prepping Tri-Sword (or anything for that matter) I lose 75% of the time. I know I'm not great or even very good at this game. I did hard GT (by the skin of my teeth and before the poison nerf, so yeah, I doubt I could do it now) and barely got the vampire unlock but that's about it. I figure there's probably a lot of players in my shoes. The Tri-Sword is not an automatic win.
q 3 wrote:I even feel kind of guilty about the Absolution nerf, because while it would probably have happened sooner or later anyway, that stupid video didn't help.
Here's the thing, I probably never would have ever completed Namtars or gotten the vampire had I not seen q_3's videos, and not because he was "demonstrating an exploit", but because his video genuinely had instructional value, far more than getting repeatedly kicked in the junk by the same dungeon ad nauseum without a good hint as to what a workable solution would be. If videos and annotated playthroughs (or the world record thread) are resulting in nerfs, then 1) people are going to stop making them and 2) the videos and playthroughs instantly become irrelevant. What are newbies to do then, besides log onto the forums and read about how overpowerd everything still is?
Sorry for my textwall, but from another newbie, it goes back to the OP and this:
God, that all sounds so negative. I don't want to be negative. It's a great game. I guess I'm saying: don't nerf everything until the game is no fun