I wonder where did you get that ... i said "when i have to" ...
What else, if not reload, is player supposed to do when his party is obliterated? "It's hard to believe that you don't understand such a simple thing."
and pathfinder also allow to simply disable all random encounters
See this is what i find incredibly funny ... maybe you noticed in some of those countless times i menitoned it ...
Strict rule, with option to turn it off > great.
Loose rules, with option to restrict yourself > bad.
I cant help the feeling that we are arguing here if glass is half filled, or half empty.
"breaking the rules" means forcing yourself to manage your resources even if the game doesn't reward you for doing so.
I admit i dont understand such simple thing ...
You require the game to "reward you for doing something you want to do"? O_o
Also ... lets presume the game will require you to do that ... and you will be to simply turn it off ... where exactly is that "reward" suppose to be? O_o
I mean except the obvious pating your own shoulder that you managed to force your own as the way it is supposed to be played.