Thread: OOC Thread
View Single Post
Unread 5th of June, 2011, 22:05
Mercutio's Avatar
Grave Digger [Epic GM]

User is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member: #1485
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 8,215 (1.70 per day)
I think railroading gets a bad name. It's not always inappropriate. In some respects, like z said, I think too much openness stifles as much as too much control. In this case, I'm not sure I know what's going on, and I *know* that Taraka is clueless. He's not a leader. He's an outdoorsman.

Beyond that, I can't tell if it's the mechanics behind the character or just not a very well-developed character (I'm leaning towards the latter), but I'm just not as invested in Taraka as I should be. I've felt that way since early on when he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. I'm not sure what I'd do to tweak his build to make it better. I thought, for the class, that he was fairly well min-maxed, but he's not at all.

Overall, I think it's a combination of things--too open a world, too little enthusiasm from players, a general sense of "I don't know what the hell's going on," and I haven't fallen in love with my character the way I usually do.
Reply With Quote