There was a thread like this a ways back and sadly, it seems like the same stuff is happening again.
What is with the changes to the game that add suck and tedium that aren’t fun?
Things like first aid kits and bandages doing nothing? (could be a bug, I see it was a bug recently that was supposedly fixed).
Things like plague nymphs and the need to burn everything on top of smash/butcher everything.
And there seems to be more in the works.
According to reddit this is more torture added in the name of realism and like the first thread discussed, zombies, planar beings, learning how to fabricate vehicles from scratch in a few days of reading, and almost everything IN the game is not realistic. It’s a game. GAME.
How about instead of random people making changes to the game that make it miserable, they make mods for this instead so this kind of stuff can be optional?
A lot of people love this game but there seems to be a minority of develops that want the game to be some kind of sadomasochistic bundle of suck that’s no longer fun.
These kinds of comments “Wow. It’s like every single update to this game kills my love for it even more” are the exact same thing that came up last round of this kind of stuff. https://www.reddit.com/r/cataclysmdda/comments/9014zo/dang_they_nerfed_my_favorite_start/
(As a side note I happened to have the same issue, where first aid kit no longer cleared infection with bad day start and I was ok with that if it slightly sucks - day just got worse.)
It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way because for a while some common sense reigned but apparently that’s going out the window again.
Maybe y’all should do a poll that asks, who wants max (selective) realism (selective since the vast majority of the game has zero to do with reality) that adds tedium and who wants a game that’s enjoyable to experience (with enough hints of realism and no lack of challenge to make it a game people love and return to for years).
As always - there’s tons and tons of changes and additions to the game that are good. And hey, map gen finally got fixed and I can finally post again, not that that’s necessarily a good thing.