What is/isn’t fun in a game is a subjective matter. We’re all trying to make the game be more what we consider a ‘fun’ game to be.
Someone considers training up level 1 soldiers in mission to be a grind, I find that one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game.
Someone likes playing missions with Level 7 superpowers, I’m the opposite there.
Someone else like to save scum, I don’t as I consider it cheating as I personally play the game.
The point is that we all have our individual preferences, and no one is right or wrong for having a personal taste. What I think Snapshot could do a whole lot more of is to provide options in game that allow individual elements to be selected as per our personal preference.
Possibility to recruit high level troops - on OR off.
Death means - death OR extended recovery in the sick bay
High level perks - on OR off.
Perk use in missions - unlimited OR once per turn.
Saves allowed in mission - on OR off.
Well I have tried to put as many options as possible in the mods I have made. But each one of them has a very narrow purpose.
I wouldn’t want an unmodded game to be like “linux” where everyone has the freedom of having his own beast.
I do work and program on ubuntu for a living. But too many options makes the whole thing a nightmare.
For instance, with COVID-19, some of my coworkers were able to make remote working straight away, when it took me 2 days. Just because, although we use the same OS, there is so much parameterization possible that the way I got it working is SOOOO different from the others.
To return on the subject, I have not listed any options that I would want in the game.
I really like how “Invisible Inc” has done their options and enable the mods to have their own “tab” (sort of)
You get a like for mentioning “Inv Inc.” so I don’t have to.
Overall, I am a big fan of those customisable difficulty levels. However, a few things mentioned by OP and in comments go beyond asking for options, and into alternative system design. A better goal, I think would be to work toward mod support, though with how still in development game seems to be, it might take time, before we get into that stage - having mods break with every update is a frustrating experience.
Yes, that’s a good one, though I have read somewhere that the DDA is being reworked / might be done away with.
I think eventually PP will have access to free ‘raw’ recruits, so this won’t be an issue.
More than an option, this needs a rework. Right now it’s just not where it has to be. On the one hand, it makes veteran troops too powerful and too precious, on the other the “stables” recruits are too weak. What you and I suggested in the other thread (and what you suggest here as an option) is one possible solution.
I don’t know - is anyone really happy with the current system?
Not to go off topic, what I mean is that not everything is worthy of keeping as an option. (and perhaps I’m wrong and unaware that most players love the current character progression system)…
I am in total agreement with this. Currently, the initial units are too easily upgraded to full everything. While the recruits have no real chance of getting to anything other than basics after many, many missions. Another example of Snapshot tipping the scales too far in the opposite direction to address an issue expressed here and the Feedback Tool.