[color=rgb(0, 153, 255)]We need new end-level appropriate storylets/cards/contents that are challenging and rewarding.[/color]
[/color]( With recent improvements, some of these articles no longer applies (Hooray!), and I marked changed parts with[color=#ff9900] Soft Tiger-orange.[/color] )
- Even before recent stat cap increase, lots of options in Fallen London are/were inappropriate and outdated for most players. [color=#ff9933]While several[/color][color=#ff6633] [/color]options got better, but the core problems are still out there. And in most case, instead of getting better, they simply became harder for everyone.[/li][li]For example, highest level ranges of current “opportunity” cards are intended for those at [color=#ffffff]100~105 stat range[/color], leading to inappropriate rewards. [color=#ff9933]Most of them are not very useful[/color] to most Fallen Londoners in 150~165 stat range, and I’m not even talking about new and better equipment. [color=#ff9933]And some cards have very wierd stat req, like caligula’s coffee house.[/color][/li][li]In contrast, ‘Affair of box’ storylet can be done anytime, gives out 164.29 ~ 177 penny per action and its rewards are otherwise uncommon (plaques, candles).[/li][/ul][ul][li]Speaking of uncommon type of rewards, [color=#ffff00]we need more diverse reward items, too[/color][color=rgb(255, 153, 0)] [/color]– most options simply hands out vendor trash like [color=#ff9933]pearls [/color]and brass, while requirement/demand for other uncommon items are very high. [color=#ccffff]I still shudder when I remember the experience of gathering Scarbs and maniac prayer for PoSI.[/color] [/li][li]Currently, only reliable source for many essential items are "Unfinished businesses" series of storylet. These are good for fresh PoSI, but for most end-level players, it’s very frustrating. [color=#9966ff]Unless these junks get useful or get conversation options (like Stage 3 conversation), we need more options and diversity on item gain.[/color][/li][li]And even if we ignore these issues, most opportunity cards (cheesemonger no more,consideration for services rendered, fourth city rags, etc) are really useless. It would be nice to see such cards getting useful[color=#ff9933], as several new changes made me squee and improved Gaming experience for me. [/color][/li][li]( Or at least providing option to block certain unwanted cards. It might be - [color=#ff9933]maybe even should be-[/color] expensive and time-consuming, but it will provide some content like lodgings. [color=#ff9933]Who wouldn’t want a Badass Bouncer for their expensive and fancy house! [/color])
[color=rgb(255, 255, 255)] Still, there are several refreshing improvements.[/color]
- Affair of box is great example of advanced content for end-gamers, and it is widely considered as best option so far [color=#ff9933]and some updated cards provides even better option nowdays.[/color][/li][li]Connection exchange of Flit is another nice example - Before the change, it was waste of connection as even ‘Unfinished businesses’ can provide similar items without hefty connection drop. After the update, this became valuable option that can provide good amount of basic resource materials, making it best usage for connections (It would have been better if it remained as storylet option, though).[/li][li][color=#ff9933]Another good development are new options to utilize high stat by basing reward was based on shadowy stat, which are not only good for end-gamers but also balanced for beginners. [/color][/li][li]Also,several things that I was bothered about got fixed – mainly, inconstancy among value of different items.
edited by Tommy Wi on 9/16/2013