I must say, perhaps I didn't explain myself well enough, or perhaps I over thought things, I still try to grasp at metaphors that Everyone can understand.
To better illustrate my thoughts of course.
For starters urmi:
Can you provide a link to the poll?
If not can you provide a set amount of numbers? Percentages are great for boosting stats, but when reading charts I prefer subjective numbers.
Perhaps that's just me.
Second was it an official poll or outside? I can practically assure you I didn't vote if it was unofficial (as it would've been posted somewhere on the forums, separate thread or so.). Was there any criteria as for allowing the vote? If only DAs had been allowed I would feel some bias.
In the end 50% of two is one, if everyone had voted the numbers would be closer to the truth than if a small group had voted, something I'd like to analyze from the poll.
I mildly understand your point.
That was the old me, I no longer challenge myself. That was before the DA. In fact I no longer play for enjoyment, but simply for the story. The story has actually pressed a great deal of adrenaline in me, DMK is simply the easiest method to complete any quests which is why I use it, to continue reading the story as it develops.
Having said that.
I don't believe anyone wants to "ban" DMK throughout the game ( if they do exist than I shall agree with you on that point, as it is highly illogical).
However you can not deny me this either:
Even in it's current variation, DMK is still a Tier 4 class and armor, you can not expect me to call it any less than "God Mode" as that is precisely what this armor entails.
It is not invincible, but with it many have completed the impossible. So it stands to reason to have a great deal of power.
The term challenge changes, it varies from individual, Bassault was once a "challenge" so was Xan (3 turn version), for obvious reasons they are both nothing more than child's play now.
So the term challenge evolves as the means to both surpass and measure it changes.
Yet the idea that banning a single class in order to deem this a challenge somehow equates being unable to use it at all?
Kinda lost me there.
See what I see.is this:
"You can go wherever within basic limits, just don't go trough that door."- Staff.
Some are specifically asking why they can't use that one exit, their manner of speech as if only one manner of exit existed!
We know that is not the case.
More importantly this isn't about accommodating those with DMK or those without.
The challenges were ORIGINALLY intended to be done without DMK, that ban existed. It wasn't implemented after, it was kinda built with the fact that DMK wouldn't be used. Why?
Because it is far too easy to use the DMK in a fight and say "hey I won.", In this manner the term challenge becomes void and is simply called : More difficult Boss Battle than usual
I had used the dragon challenge as an example because that one was a case where Dragonslayer was in many ways a better armor to use than DMK, even with the proper build DS was the better and easier choice.
The simplest metaphor that can be understood by all would be this:
You bought a monster truck, but you're told you can't park it in a space meant for a smaller vehicle, that makes sense.
Or more realistically, you try to park a non-electric car in a charging station meant for charging an electric car.
Do you see what I mean?
The challenges were the same way, a specific audience in mind, built specifically as a challenge for those that wanted to challenge themselves, with the knowledge that DMK would be not allowed (at least after the first tier of challenges were announced).
If Verly and the staff have plans to change this I have no problem, if it remains the same I have no problem either.
Yes I did spend cash on this game, and Adventure Quest, and Mech Quest, and Adventure Quest World's....you get the idea.
The point is, necessity is the mother of invention, being forced into a box often allows you to think outside it, I don't mind restrictions I welcome them.
If they choose to create quests that ban certain armors, what's the big deal?
It's not like they're banning those armors throughout the game.
In case I don't see ya: Good afternoon, good evening, and good night!