Some of you might have seen me around on the discord. I’m the new developer that is going to be in charge of balancing going forward. I figured I could write something up to give people an idea of what I have planned.
I think the biggest problem for ToL is that there are too many different mechanics. Some overlap with each other, while some are rarely used. This means that newer players have a hard time learning the game. An example would be Mind Warp, it overlaps with framing abilities but also does a little bit more.
My plan is to try to simplify aspects of ToL without eliminating the things that make it unique.
Let’s look at Mind Warp again. A way to simplify it would be for it to just frame anyone the target player investigates. This would eliminate the need for newer players to be aware that Mind Warp can make it seem like a player you occupied was immune.
This will also include rewording abilities so they have more overlapping keywords. @Dev-Ellie is working on an ingame glossary that will contain information about major mechanics. She informed me that it’s possible to have the keywords be links, so that if you click on them in chat it would bring up the glossary. I think this would be a great way help to new players!
Sorry this post is a mess but that’s the general idea.