Rowdius, I mean, she’s no better than the other in tunnels if she can stay at bow range; if not, she’s worse. She’s just really horrible at defense.
The changes you’re attempting are good, as is your seeking feedback, but it depends on your goal for the “final” game. When the game first came out, I was trying to play it like old-school D&D, as adventurers capitalizing on their different strengths to create an effective team.
And that’s how it worked then. In a crowded room where the elf can’t maneuver, send in the brawling dwarf with his hi defense die; the human took on multi-hp baddies, and the elf shone - especially - in the tunnels, bc unless one had a cache of fire scrolls the slimes could not be killed (lightning and exploding spores, I know, but you get my point).
That did not apply in tournaments, but it was a different animal.
It no longer works that way, at least not for me, and I’m a little bummed about it. Obviously I’m still playing and enjoying the game. I am not someone who would push for a super-character, though many people would, not realizing that once they got their wish that game would become boring very quickly.
You’ve avoided that trap so far, even while soliciting and incorporating feedback into the game. I’m impressed.
From your seat, I would be looking at stats. People will always have different play-styles, embodied by the different characters, but how often is the elf played? Now that the big changes are implemented, is she played more, the same, or less, overall?
If ya’ll were like, “Whoa, almost everybody’s playing the elf and no other characters,” and then after the changes it was more balanced, that’s a strong indicator of “mission accomplished.”
I DEFINITELY felt that way about the human before your changes. He WAS nearly useless. Now I play him a lot and have to check myself before he gets way ahead of the others.
A team tournament, where all 3 characters worked together, would have been very appealing to me once upon a time. Now, not so much.
I’m ranting here, or something. Sorry. Thanks for the great game. It is super fun. Your tips are ALWAYS useful.
(final sub-thing: please put on a direct reply option in the forum, so responses collect under the relevant post. Scrolling through the whole thing scanning for one’s screen-name to field replies is quite wearying.)