paplaukes wrote:Also remember they're like training wheels - at first you use everything, but when you get confident, they come off.
Except they don't. That's the thing.
It seems to be a bit hard to grasp at times, but some things are so powerful that they give people an iluison that things are "doable", when in fact things aren't necessarily. The same guys made the entire game - if you have, say 1 way of dealing with, I don't know, rock garden, and they "take it away from you", what they have given you is an opportunity to complain about Rock Garden - which can possibly then be changed to not warrant such power/skill. But you cant complain if they know you've been given artificial power boosters - the argument that you haven't found the boosters will simply be there.
For example this vicious badge - I'm beating vicious stuff handily for the most part (haven't been to the trickiest places yet, but I'm putting effort into not putting effort into it). Take away whoopaz and quicksilver from me - I'd have to scum for stuff. Then I can say - please, tone the vicious mode down it's mandating needlessly unfun gameplay. And that's a legit argument. If those things are an option - then by not taking that option I'm not "playing it right" because I'm artificaly making the game harder.
Or the PQI - before the GG nerf you could absolution your way through any (really, any) run. Realy fast, too. If you just used that on every run you didn't like, and played every one you did like, you could say "oh, PQI is fine" - except someone not aware of the unintuitive power of absolving everything would have a very different expirience, and quite possibly a rather unpleasant and chorish one if he had to attempt to play every warmonger elf assasin run without such a "cheat code".
If old absolution is in there - then the only thing you can ask for is "Make a PQI tutorial which teaches players how to skip the unfun ones using GG, so everyone can do it". If you simply remove absolution as an option, you can legitly ask "How am I supposed to do a bunch of these things?", and then stuff can actually be looked into.