« on: Yesterday at 11:42:19 PM »
Misery, keep in mind the intentionally harsh (even by my hard standards!) review: It is a deliberate attempt to make the game appeal to new players better by addressing complaints.
Suggesting that intricate, deep strategies, that sometimes are employed by some in a particular situation, makes mythos ok to use in the first age, simply does not address why for a new player it should be used.
If anything, the extent of mythos in game setup should be "You COULD setup a mythos one for free, but keep in mind it will cause great chaos!" should really be the extent of them until at least after the age of man.
A new player is having enough to juggle, such as me hitting roadblocks of making wood because to make wood costs wood. It is silly yes. I know it is. But in my first 5 turns I hit similar small things at least a dozen times. I'm simply not equipped for this big bad mythos.
The odds of a new player getting past the age of man right now are pretty pathetic. Getting curbedstomped by a mythos creature (of either faction) that you didn't even want in the first place is not fun. If you choose the pain and setup up voluntary? Fine. But being forced too? YUCK!
I understand that sometimes you want it, but if the in game tutorial itself says it is a bad idea usually, it follows it is a bad idea to force it in the tutorial.