Chef - Head Philologist
Haha, sorry, didn’t realise we were talking at cross-purposes. I’ve been vocal enough about catering, I just assumed everyone knew where I was coming from. My fault for making assumptions.I wish I had realized you didn't fight before this entire back & forth, it would have saved so much time
I do understand the frustration. I was just trying to encourage you to think outside the box and find a way to make it work (other than recoding the game, lol!). “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered”, after all. (G. K. Chesterton)In short: no.
I'd be shocked if a single fighter chose to brew at a time other than the day they fight the spire&tournament, especially in the later chapters when it's all done on one day.
Yes, fighters also need goods and orcs and whatever, but those aren't even close to the importance of the military.
Fighters are constrained by the 5-day temporary military buildings which are in limited supply. That means in order to maximize their time we place them at the end of the week so that we can use them for the end of one week as well as the beginning of the next.
So for example this week I'll do everything on Friday, then next week everything on Tuesday to get the full use out of my DA, UUU, ELR, and MMMs.
Brewing on any other day simply doesn't work.
I agree that our playstyles make us see this very differently, and perhaps I’ve been less sympathetic than I could be. I do feel like my objections are nevertheless reasonable and reasoned, and aren’t just the product of my playstyle. At a basic level, since it really doesn’t matter to my game when the studying phase is done, it’s not like I’m trying to defend something, or worried that your proposed changes will negatively affect me; I’m just trying to think through the ramifications, and what it does or doesn’t do for the player base as a whole.Being a fighter is hardly a "very particular condition"
So yeah, since you don't fight this has much less impact on you than it does on others because you have much more flexibility in brew usage.
That explains why you feel it's so unimportant, you can brew at any time and will therefore effectively have access to the study page all the time... exactly what I (as a fighter) would also like to have, but can't without this change,
Inno has stated in the past, apparently based on internal data, that the majority of players are caterers. In any case, I certainly wasn’t calling being a fighter a particular condition, but the way in which you want to use the cauldron. You want to use it to dump particular resources (a possibility, but not the point of the feature), you only want to use part of the available options, and you also want to do it when it’s most convenient for your particular playstyle. These things are highly limiting, and currently incompatible. Does that make the design inherently flawed? Perhaps, but not necessarily. You don’t want to change up your game rhythm, which is perfectly understandable, but insisting the game itself then has be adjusted to your rhythm before looking for alternative solutions takes us right back to my poor maligned cake.