I am a professional poker player. If you know anything about this profession, then you know there is a term called "tilt". This forum puts me on massive tilt.
I own Descent 1e and all of its expansions and Descent 2e and all of its expansions. We play the game frequently. I am generally the Overlord, but have played heroes as well. In my group, whether we win or we lose, we can all have fun and enjoy the game.
If the threads in this forum are any indication, we are very, very much in the minority.
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This forum, and many of its posts, never cease to amaze me. If the heroes or the Overlord come up with some interesting strategy, some mechanic fully legal within the rules, etc. to overcome a desperate situation, and allow them to march towards victory, the other side instantly claims something is broken or unbalanced.
It could be the rules, a monster's abilities, a hero's skills, etc. I am willing to bet that somewhere around 50% of all threads within this forum have this exact discussion on-going.
Today, I read a new thread about a particularly skilled OL named Kunzite who found a way to use an OL deck and available monster open groups to take advantage of the skills, weapons, and abilities of the heroes she was competing against by making solid use of Infector. Everything within the rules ... just good gaming. As a result, some of the posters instantly point to something being "broken". I mean, after all, their Treasure Hunter had allowed them to get 10-12 of the best weapons/armor/others available, and they still lost.
Of course there was no mention of the fact that Treasure Hunter was broken, by allowing them to get all of these goodies. Oh no, it was that damn Infector class ... how, after all, could we have lost? Note that Kunzite didn't complain when the heroes got all of these goodies ... she simply adjusted her style and strategies to take advantage of how her heroes were playing. In other words, just good gaming. And this is just one small example of what happens within this forum every damn day.
Why is it that when one side or the other is losing or loses (either by a small or large margin), that side typically claims that something is "wrong" with the game or that there is a balance issue, or that something is broken?
If you don't like what is happening, adjust your strategies, choose different heroes and/or classes, or different OL decks - i.e. change things up. Perhaps in future quests/encounters of the same campaign you willing give up in encounter 1 to simply get more gold, or you forgo the gold and go for the win (for a relic or more gold or more XP or ?). Perhaps in the next campaign, you choose a different mix heroes or skills or ?
It just seems to me that most of the posters within this forum can't have fun gaming unless they win, or unless they are all on the same side (such as a co-operative effort).
Grow up. If you don't like what's happening, learn new strategies, play better, etc. Much like in poker, talk with people who seem to have more success, learn from them, and apply what you learn. It is possible to learn and have fun, even when you are losing.
It actually is funny how two forums within the same site can be so different. I also play and participate in the Star Wars X-Wing forum. In that forum, people share strategies and tips as to how to perform better in the game. If they do mention things they think are wrong or unbalanced with the game, it is usually in the context of how to counter act them, and not as a complaint for losing. Wish this forum was more like that.
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