NoWorries wrote:If players can choose whether to play a realm in full classic mode (i.e., forcing the AI to compete in classic mode, too), then players should be able to choose the level of AI they'll face in the realm, too.
Also a consideration, many realm designers choose the equipment and talismans of the realm's wizard lords and kings to reinforce the themes and stories of the realm. Allowing players to edit away such content from realms undermines the creative voice of realm designers.
You argument against allowing the player to choose to play through a realm in classic mode on the basis that it undermines the creative voice of realm designers is also an argument against allowing players to choose the level of AI that they'll face in the realm. You've in effect contradicted yourself within a single post.
The different between the two however, is that whilst realm designers can create a realm where they set the AI level, realm designers are not able to create a realm which is designed to be played in classic mode.
At present players who want to play realms against low level AI in equipped mode have that option.
Players who want to play realms against high level AI in equipped mode have that option.
Realm designers who want to make realms with low level AI have that option.
And realm designers who want to make realms with high level AI have that option.
But players who want to play realms in classic mode do not have that option.
And realm designers who want to make realms in classic mode do not have that option.
It is the first of these that I'm suggesting as an easy change to make. I'd love for the 2nd to be available as well, as there would be then more on an incentive for classic mode player to create realms as well as to play them
NoWorries wrote:Easier perhaps to allow classic mode everywhere by making classic equipment available to players, so players can choose to play classically in equipped modes without removing equipped options from the AI or other players.
No, because then the match wouldn't be played in classic mode. It would a wizard using classic gear vs a wizard using equipped gear, and that it not the request which is being made here at all.