Yet another polar question! Sorry. Leon Brinkmann wrote to me about a possible Steam Update Issue. In his email he wrote: “…what is no fun at all to play, and it does make all effort the mapper took for nothing.” (Forgive his English grammar it’s probably much better than your Dutch!) I strongly disagree with this view point but that doesn’t mean others do. So, this week’s (Late – sorry) Poll Question is
Is playing a game or mod on “easy” an insult to the mapper or dev team?
I understand and respect his point of view but if I play a map or mod on hard and I can’t finish it or I don’t get any enjoyment from it then that definitely means the mapper’s time has been wasted. So, I have to play at my level, even if it is a lot less than the mapper intended.
An amateur mapper has the right and opportunity to make maps exactly how he or she wishes. There are no commercial aspects to worry about. When I make and release maps I will make then exactly how I like and if you, the player, don’t like them – TOUGH!
So, if Leon makes his maps to be played on hard, then I support that, but he must be prepared for people who just don’t get any enjoyment from it. He does, becasue he told me! But I suspect that there are other mappers who would like to remove the option of difficulty altogether and have a map played exactly the way they want.
Again, I support this because the mapper is putting in the time and effort and it’s their choice.
What do you think?