DnD and leveling ruined everything (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, December 07, 2023, 15:23 (83 days ago) @ kidtsunami


It's how leveling has been applied to games that was the problem.

D&D leveling was to simulate your character getting better at a skill over time. YOU aren't actually firing a bow, your character is. So YOU can't really have a sense of mastery or improvement over that, hence the leveling system to simulate your character mastering a skill.

But in games… well you can actually perform those actions and get better at them. But, early designers just used the numbers go up you get more powerful mechanic of D&D, without understanding WHY it worked there, but not in a video game where you have direct control over actions.

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