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Unread 5th of June, 2011, 23:05
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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.
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