Claiming that I must want party size 587 is just straw-man reductionism.
Claiming that you want that would be that, yes. Merely pointing out that your reasoning finds a party of 700+ characters to be fine is nothing of the sort. You expressed absolutely no criteria for a ceiling on party size. You even stated that the number of party members has no bearing on the difficulty of balancing the game for said party size.
See, the expected sequence of events is:
1) Present reasoning.
2) Someone points out, in a completely robotic, neutral fashion, a flaw in your reasoning.
3) You amend your stated reasoning by elaborating on it or otherwise explain how it was misunderstood and the flaw doesn't actually exist, OR you realize that the flaw exists and re-consider your reasoning.
Instead, for some reason, I've noticed a trend of people choosing imaginary option #4, which is "Pretend no one pointed out anything valid, and that their argument had nothing to do with what you stated/presented, presumably so that you can feel better about yourself after assuming that all logical observations are personal assaults in some fashion."
Discussion is collaborative. You have a perspective on party size that is different from mine and others' here, so we're simply trying to explore your reasoning and perspective so that we can better understand the topic as a whole. Either I was mistaken in pointing out a flaw in your reasoning (in which case you make that known to me, and understanding is gained), or I was not mistaken (in which case you observe my addition to the discussion, and greater understanding is gained). Blocking this process by dodging/circumventing collaboration accomplishes nothing. Nor does anyone "winning" against anyone else. The only way we win is to discuss and understand. This is discussion's only purpose.
Definitely nothing wrong with having a preference for 6, . And hey... when all's said and done, with how things are in Deadfire when we actually get to play it, you may even find that they've done it in such a way that you don't greatly miss that 6th party member. You never know,
Edited by Lephys, 20 October 2017 - 10:19 AM.