Horizons has released a new letter that details Tier 6 (Elder Play) design philosophies. There isn't enough room for the whole thing here, so click the link below to read the whole thing:
Multiple and duplicative topics of discussion have been occurring on the boards lately regarding Communication between Tulga, the Players and the direction of the game – the Elder Game in particular. While both sides are in agreement that some level of discussion and foreknowledge is preferable so that the game experience can be designed for maximum enjoyment, there are areas where the design and development team are hesitant to release too much information too soon.
- Too soon, and the team feels committed to a design they're not confident is best for the game.
- Too much, and the players may lose the "wonder" of entering a game world, the surprise of the evolution of...well, everything!
- Too little of either, and the players feel as if they are no longer engaged in a process of change for which they are uniquely qualified to contribute.
Recently, we have been monitoring those topics that appear to be paramount to our Elder Players and hope that we can enlighten you as to the direction we are heading - without giving too much away. Please, understand, these are in no way promises of what is to come, but more a "design philosophy" - our hopes of what the game will be.
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