Various threads on this forum sometimes end up in a discussion of the apparent increasing difficulty of the game.
To be honest, I do actually think this is a problem - it's nice having hard sceanrios but if we just have had scenarios then we are going to alienate a lot of players, the sales will decrease and the game will stop. Personally, I think FFG need to start bringing out some easier scenarios, what do you think?
The current mean average Difficulty Number of the scenarios (not including the PoD expansions or the first Hobbit deluxe which came without difficulty numbers) is just over 5. If we drop the only 1 from the calcuations, the mean average is 5.3. That might not seem like much but I personally think it's quite telling. If we include the PoD expansions, the mean average leaps up to 5.4. Surely I'm not the only one who thinks all of these means are too high?
The mode average (the one that appears the most often), for those who are interested, is 7.
Seven?? Seriously?? C'mon … that's obviously too high, surely?
Now I know, I know, a lot of people say that the difficulty numbers aren't that reliable a guide. But I would still maintain that the game is pitched too high and alienates the less hardcore players. I have no problem with difficult scenarios but I would like some variety, too.