So what I want to discuss today comes from Final Fantasy XV. There are actually TWO things about the game that I’m toying around with for DW. I’ll talk about the first today.
This is something that I thought I would hate, but after playing for about 30 hours it has become something a really enjoy, and I’ll tell you why at the end. Experience in FFXV works the same as it does in DW. You accrue it while you fight enemies, complete quests, etc., but you don’t apply it until you Make Camp. And it’s LITERALLY Make Camp… you go to a camping spot and set up a Coleman tent. Doing so applies your accrued XP to your total, and allows you to level.
Doing this at a campsite gives you 1X experience. But there are several spots that allow you to pay money for a better, safer, and/or more comfortable evening. You can pay 30 gil to sleep in a camper, and gain 1.2X experience. A stay in a roadside hotel will give you 1.5X experience, at a cost of 300 gil. A nice, beachside hotel with a spa costs 10,000 gil, and grants 2X experience. A place I haven’t seen in game yet (but have seen a video for) grants 3X experience, for only (ONLY!! lol) 300,000 gil. I’m sure there are more variants that I don’t know about as well.
I like this, but these numbers are obviously WAY out of sinc for DW. And with so many people talking about how quickly you level initially (after 2 sessions with my Cleric I’m one point away from level 3), I don’t know if this is even something that should be considered for DW.
BUT what I like about it so much is that there are several times when I may want to camp and rest, but I have a lot of XP and decide to keep trudging on and wait to get to one of the “good” places to camp.
For DW I’ve considered doing regular XP for camping, + 1 XP for staying on a hotel, and + 3 XP for staying in REALLY nice hotels, with a cost of some sort associated with the XP. What are your thoughts?