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Subject: RtL Quality Inquiry. rss

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Enon Sci
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Hello,

My girlfriend and I just started into Road to Legend, and we're in the middle of our first two player session (first side quest of the mini-campaign, involving rescuing spiders, or some such).

We're enjoying things, but have found the scenario a touch unimaginative. For those unfamiliar, you spawn onto a map with a goal to "explore to find a nest" (I honestly can't even remember if we're told why finding this nest is even important). You then face group after group of semi-random feeling monsters (Ettins, Golbin Archers, etc), all without a lot of flavor. Interactions with the scenario felt a bit more removed than we hoped, especially since the objective is so abstract (it's really just a mcguffin to run into monsters to kill).

Anyhoo, We're left to wonder if this is a good representation of Road to Legend, or whether this quest (and/or this entire mini-campaign) are a bit lower quality than other offerings. Neither of us mind the tactical combat thinking, but both of us prefer outsmarting scenarios over crushing them (i.e. using traps to immobilize or distract enemies before locking them in a room to buy us precious minutes to decode a codex is more our speed -- and yes, we do own Mansions ).

We'll eventually see this and Kindred Fire to conclusion, for sure, but wanted to hear if this quest was basically what everything else felt like.
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Paul Milligan
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From what I understood, the first campaign was meant as a tutorial.
 
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linktriforce007 wrote:
From what I understood, the first campaign was meant as a tutorial.


Right, I've read that too. What I'm unsure of is whether the tutorial nature means substandard depth *within* a quest, or merely substandard length across the campaign.

It's definitely the latter, but I was curious whether it was the former too.

 
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