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25. Re: The RPG is going down the drain... Sep 26, 2005, 17:29 itzaaron
 
I think you're misunderstanding what the "RP" stands for. Role Playing is the game. Role playing is not stats. Stats are not role playing. Stats are a means. They are there so that you feel like you're getting better at the things you do.

Second, I've only done a limited amount of kendo, but I can tell you that if you're a master with a sword, you're probably going to be proficient enough to stab someone with a knife. Maybe having them as related stats would be more realistic, but frankly, it would be a hassle for me as the player, and other skills like Sneak will do a lot of make sure that most giant sword wielding players won't be able to use a dagger effectively.

Finally, nobody used the thrown weapons. The only time when I used thrown weapons in Morrowind was when I ran out of arrows with my bow. I don't want a month for thrown weapons to be designed and added to the game. That's not worth it for something I never use.

Second finally, I agree about the compass. I'm OK with main objectives showing up on it, but if it's still showing tombs and caves, that takes all the fun out of exploration.

Third finally, play Gothic or Gothic 2.

 
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