Try2Handing Ok, you like the feel of RTWP, i hate it. Theres no arguing taste.
Mate, can you please stop acting as if ive said that RTWP games are literaly braindead? You realize im playing them right? I wouldnt be playing them if i wouldnt like them, i just like turn based games more. So stop misrepresenting my point. You are saying RTWP is more tactical than turn based, YOU said that, so i dont know how i am contradicting myself here. You claimed RTWP was more tactical because of these things, i said Turn based also does this things, and is better because you have to commit to actions more. Also you conveniently ignore the other points ive made like off turn actions and turn order management that RTWP cannot emulate.
And thus goes your next point. Exactly, youve got infinite options in RTWP, well, not infinite, you are still dealing with spellcast times, spell slots and buffs. But more than in turn based. Thus its harder to make a "Wrong" descision. Again think of the chess analogy from earlier. When i said tactics means having to make the right choice, it also means that the easier it is to go back on your mistake, the less tactical something is. Hence why the most tactical games are those like chess where the board is laid out to you, and the outcome is entierly based on someone making a mistake.
I also obviously never said that you controll your enemies, so please let go of that sillyness.
On Trash encounters. It was you who said trash encounter were a problem with encounter design. And now suddenly they are amazing because they "build atmosphere"? Pardon me but how do trash encounters build atmosphere exactly? No brain random encounters on the world map dont build nearly as much atmosphere as a well coordinated ambush. What is more immersive, going throuhg the dark forest and beeing attacked by 10 identical packs of Wolves before you make it through, or going through the dark forest, constantly beeing stalked by a pack of wolves, teasing the encounter, and eventually beeing ambushed when you least expect it?
Cause im pretty sure not a lot of people would say the first is more atmospheric. And yes, i do want to have a challenge when playing. thats why its a game. You can go play the aristocrat about "Roleplayign" all you want, good combat doesnt make roleplaying go away. I DM IRL, i draw pictures of every single character and enemy of my games, i print that stuff out and think about the encounters i will throw at my players. I make them anticipate them and tease them with whats to come, and then i arrange genuinly interresting setpieces with several ways of solving them. I obviously dont want to win there, but i want to challenge my players, both in terms of roleplaying with tough descisions to make, aswell as with combat difficulty, with challenges to be overcome.
On AI: Let me remind you, you said RTWP needs more advanced AI, i said it doesnt. Its just more taxing AI, not smarter AI. I didnt say RTWP AI is somehow a bad thing. Its not like it actually is very tough on your CPU, most games are real time, but real time AI isnt "Smarter" than turn based AI. The combat pace and the AI are two things that are completley unrelated most of the time. WoW is real time and has some of the dumbest AI in gaming.
Kiting. the only real lfie example of kiting would actually be mongol horse archers, an archer running away from a dude with a sword and stopping every couple of meters to fire a shot is quite frankly ridiculous.
This whole discussion isnt going anywhere. Your point basically boils down to "RTWP is better because i like the feel more". Your entire pretense on how its supposedly a better system is gone by now, you flip flop on issues like trash encounters or willfully misunderstand me. I dont know what to tell you...