Originally Posted by gyffes
(I know it was a typo.. I was jus' teasin'...)
But for me, that's part of the excitement. When you're level 19 and you SELL a +6 AC boot that gives +7 END because you have something BETTER, there's not a lot of joy in that.
But when you're EXCITED to find a HELMET. A plain, ordinary helmet -- that's sweet. And when you add to that the crown with +1 int!? And find an amulet in a cheap armory that will increase INT 3 for $300 gold!? WHOA! Except, now you have to balance that purchase against the reality that that $300 will buy you 7 mana potions. Ooooh. can do a lot of damage with that. Or 20 some-odd arrows.
That's where the fun, for me, comes in: tryin' to get a party to grow and succeed with minimal resources. The terror of fighting those damned Bartender Catacomb spiders, the first time. Or when I was cleaning out the gnomes and the damned gnome captain took nearly my entire health bar in one stroke and I hadda flee in shamed terror? Brilliant.
Didn' recapture that sense of fear until the first time I entered the Bartender's house in REVENGE and BOTH guys in my back row died > BAM BAM < -- some 200 hp EACH gone in a stroke. Reduced me to a gibbering fool and for a moment -- just a moment, because I had so many RAISE DEAD scrolls by then -- I'd recaptured the excitement of a new party setting out in a dangerous world, underarmored, under weapond and totally unready to face the wolves and bandits of the great forest.
Compared with that, what's a couple of liches and firelords??