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Any game that has a wide variety of options to progress (like RPGs) should never have any single set becoming "the meta". There should be some innovation that prevents people from using a single set.

Any game that has a wide variety of options to progress (like RPGs) should never have any single set becoming "the meta". There should be some innovation that prevents people from using a single set.

Dull-Pop-6191

Most games want their games like that. The issue is that achieving that balance is really fucking hard. No matter how menial, some build is always going to better than others.


Blackrap1d

Yeah, but in my opinion, i feel the players should be free to discover it themselves, instead of being told by a dude in the game subreddit or in the game's discord server, or through a youtube tutorial


EnigmaticLaugh

Players are free to discover it themselves. Just because Person A plays Game X doesn't mean they HAVE to watch a youtube video to get information. Some players enjoy guides, hence why they exist. Then, the content creator also benefits.


subwaytopewdiepie

game companies usually work not to have one set be the best but with every patch and update they do usually the meta changes and something else becomes the best


Blackrap1d

Yeah, balancing is oftentimes very very hard, and i can see why game companies struggle, because they need to have content for both early game players, so low health mobs, but they also need to have content for late game players, and balancing that is hard without having a major update that adds things for both players. But my main grievance is not with any "meta set" existing (as long as it doesn't outclass everything else), its just how almost no one finds it through their own exploration and instead comes to know about it through social media.


Trozwin

You don't have to play how the meta dictates, also most games want to make the "BEST IN SLOT ITEM" so they can do it in 4 weeks and you pay just to get that item.


Blackrap1d

I mean yes, that's always the case, you literally don't have to play how to meta dictates, i can still use my old set of armour, but like i said, it often creates this weird toxicity where you get ridiculed and put down for not having the meta set