Posted By RedAngel at 10:52 AM - Wed Aug 09 2017
I don't have to like it since it is not my game to destroy. I can voice my opinion as much as I want which is my right. You can white knight this topic all you want too which is your choice.
Likewise you shouldn't make assumptions that just because you like this sort of thing that it wont be a turn off for a larger audience that likes the use of free magic that would otherwise make this game more palletable to a larger audience who does.
They are bad decisions. Magic is the draw to fantasy. But holding it back from everyone does not make for a good system. That is what draws people into fantasy. It is what fantasy is. Low or otherwise.
And Caspian an co has said quite a lot about it. Especially in his comments in the Q&A vids he does when he answer those types of questions.
One particular example used was just that. Your size of your character will change or look funny, you might get a unique hair color, your stats will merge somewhat, and make you more hardy to the climates of the tribes you mix. Now if you take that a step further you can then add other tribes in. You can also get better rolls on your stats potentially to at birth.
He has also spoken about dna and genetics playing an important role later in the game when it is discovered which was there all along but nobody knew about.
He also spoke about mutations in genetics whatever that means but he did say something about unique hair colors.
But the thing is they have boxed themselves into a corner when it comes to what goes into genetics already if you cant pass on things like magic.
Or now that you only get a lifetime to figure it out and the fact that they said that it will take more then a lifetime to find out what it was. So that even lessens the chance that not only that you might not have one but that you might not ever even get to use it. Or if you do the game will make sure it wont last long anyways with the fame you will certainly have.
Most of all I do not even see the harm in allowing people to pass on magic to their offspring. Every time you mix two parents there are traits that are recessive or dominant. Magic could be mostly recessive anyway in terms that it could turn on in the first place. The second thing is the fact that even though it is devistatingly strong when it is pure it would lose power with each generation until it is useless and fades away anyways over 5-10 generations.
Plus you would almost never have the opportunity to find someone who had the same talent to keep it as strong and as pure. Every generation weakens the power of it.
All the while you could argue that that you could easily off these bloodlines to end the talents or you can preserve them which could spread in a given area for short brief periods of time and fade out.
Magic could even be against the law if it bothers people that much that anyone could have magic.
The very idea of having genetics and bloodlines is to preserve those traits. But we arent even given the choice. Whereas everything else in this game is based on skills and player aptitude magic is somehow off the table.
And that is a terrible choice since you dont even have one.
Dude, you ARE making talents assumptions, saying things like "I'm dissapoint cus magic is too OP cus you can meteor rain down the earth" which you just based your opinion in an artwork (Sriously?), there's even information about talents, and people have already told you how it works but you keep making assumptions about the game. Also you are saying that "free magic" would make the game more appealing to everyone, but looks like everyone likes the system they have but you.
For your date of joining, I suspect you still have to read plenty of CoE information, because so far, you are making up things which haven't been stated anywhere.
However I wouldn't care if talents/magic is heritable, as long as it is really really hard to master or even learn it.
Personally I don't have a problem with the talents system, in fact I really like it and I doubt it will change, and I hope it doesn't, because it is really cool the way it is right now.
And if Caspian made the talents/magic system, or whatever you want to call it, the way it is, it's because important reasons behind it. I'm pretty sure he could give you a lot of strong valid arguments about why the talents system works like this, while you are just saying things like "i want magic, and because i can't have magic the system is bad".