Feel free to ignore what I'm saying and continue with your ridiculously elitist rants. I know for a fact that the game would suffer if they had the same mentality as you. And don't throw around "my name is in the titles" crap. Your accomplishments don't make your points any more valid (and trust me, they lack any kind of validity).
I'm not going to bother checking the forums again until I see an update the addresses any of the issues that I've voiced. I'd feel more reluctant to say/do this if it weren't for at least 10 other people I know voicing the same opinions. If I don't have enough experience after beating the original and unlocking everything to play this one to at least the half way point, then there's something wrong with it that requires addressing. And the fact that people who have basically already played this version in some way before aren't finding it challenging means nothing.
Who the fuck does this guy think he is?
A jerk, basically. I've run into Herborist on another forum before (now I see where he got his avatar that he used on that one) and he spends most of his time pissing everyone else off. Gets into arguements easily and acts extremely childish during them.
It's seriously best to just ignore him when he's acting like this, because doing otherwise aint gonna get you anywhere. I simply ignore him all of the time period.
Anyway, I agree with Pakoito, and really, I think *alot* of Roguelike fans are going to agree as well, despite what ol' Herb thinks. These games are meant to be HARD. I understand that this one is meant to be at least a little more accessible than others, and that's fine. But still, the ENTIRE POINT OF THE GAME goes down the drain if it's made easier. I play this... and the entire Roguelike genre... for the challenge.
Also... this is a BETA. If you're going to jump into a beta of all things and complain (read: whine) about balance issues, then you are a bit of a fool. Betas tend to be messy by nature. That's why they're "betas". I'm sure the game will be plenty balanced when it fully releases.... for now, just have fun with it anyway.