So, I've been meaning to make a thread like this for a while now, but my natural lurker tendencies make it difficult to find the will to actually post things on internet forums
Last week, I beat Hard Gaan-Telet for the first time after a few tries (I thought it was a really cool challenge
), and in my very next run *just* barely beat a thrilling Vicious Venture Cave as a blood mage with Super Meat Man as the boss (HP would've made my jaw drop if I hadn't already attempted the Gold Monk challenge). I was feeling super excited and was ready to excitedly write a blow-by-blow account of it and post it to express my love for the game, but didn't quite get around to it for whatever reason (I'm a bit strange that way).
In any case I still want to say that I can't remember the last time I was this impressed by a game. I must've played over 50 hours of the Alpha, and as soon as I felt I could afford it, pre-ordered the special edition and lost myself in the Beta. Few other games have drawn me in as much. (sometimes it feels as though it was designed specifically for me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way XD). I would've saved up for the super-special 80$ version if it wasn't sold out; I've gotten so much value out of this game!
For all of the discussion (sometimes really heated) that still goes on about balance and adjustments, much of which I feel is reasonable (I don't participate in those because I still don't feel like I'm familiar enough with the game to have valuable input; still yet to beat Naga City despite numerous attempts), I think it's also good to bring up that this game, even though it's still in beta, feels more balanced, polished, interesting, complete and *fun* than the majority of games out there. I think it's an amazing accomplishment, and I'm constantly trying to get more people to play it. So yeah, I just wanted to let the devs know: You guys are awesome
I might also take this opportunity to ask a quick question: Are we supposed to be able to re-acquire (and locker) silver challenge items when beating them a second time? I wanted to get the Gloves of Midas to do the Hexx Ruins buyout quest, so I did Rogue silver again (neat challenge BTW), but I didn't get the opportunity to locker it after it was finished. The boss didn't drop it, but that also happened the first time I beat the challenge so I simply assumed I would get the opportunity to locker it again. In any case, I recall reading somewhere that I should be able to re-claim a silver challenge item by playing it again, so I was about to put it in the bug reporting thread, but I starting doubting whether it was a but in the first place, so I'm asking here now (also, I'm currently doing QA as a job, so I can't say I'm all that motivated to write bug reports in my spare time
In any case, sorry for my long-windeness, but I really wanted to express my love for this game. Also, these forums are pretty awesome, what with the neat community, interesting discussion and particpation from the devs.
(Also, my girlfriend asked me to say that she also thinks that the game is awesome!)