OK, so Josh has said they're playing around with the idea of a new health system centered around injuries.
I hate this idea.
First of all I hate having characters knocked out. It feels like failure to me. I almost always reload when it happens.
Second, I hate playing with negative status effects. Swollen eye? -2 perception. I'm trying to build my character to get the most effectiveness out of them and now my rogue or ranger is less effective. Is the overall effect huge? No. But it feels disproportionately punishing to the player because they've been doing everything they can to max out this character and now some of that is undone. This is one of those times where a designer thinks, "-2 perception isn't too big a debuff, players won't mind" while players will think, "this totally negates my Helmet of Darksee/resting bonus, how lame."
Third of all I really liked the endurance/health system. It makes you manage your endurance throughout a combat, meaning you have to be careful not to take multiple big hits, you have to have ways to restore some endurance, but if you do then you can continue to fight because you have a much larger health pool. While you are managing endurance throughout the combat you are managing the health over the course of several combat encounters. It is a really good system.
So I'm totally on board with all the other changes but not this one. Why take a great system that works well and throw it away in favor of a system that I have to believe a lot of players will end up hating. I know the players who want to rest anywhere, anytime will hate it. I know the players who liked the existing system will hate it. And I really know the people who hate to have their characters knocked out will hate it.
I hope the design team thinks long and hard before throwing away a really good system to put in something completely off the wall that won't feel good to players.
That's my one complaint.
EDIT: To be clear I don't want the injuries to go away. Especially on PotD where I might have just got through a battle I won't necessarily reload because I got knocked out. I just don't want injuries to replace the endurance/health system.
Edited by Mygaffer, 04 March 2017 - 12:13 PM.