… I am certain that there must be a very real chance that the players will lose or it won’t be any fun when they win.
Everything you need to join the DDO the Card Game beta was published yesterday. But that is all about how, there was no time to talk about what you can expect, so let’s do that now.
#1 You can expect to lose
The game is cooperative; it is all of the players working together against the game itself. The game has to be a fearsome opponent or winning won’t be as much fun. I don’t want the game to be so fearsome that no one ever wins, that is too far in the other direction. Personally, I think winning is more fun than losing, so I’d like people who play my game to win more than they lose.
But lose they will. And like all things that are random, some results will come in clusters. Meaning that if you play long enough, you will encounter a streak where you lose a lot in a row. If you are unlucky, you might encounter that streak right away.
I hope not. Losing is not as fun. But it is going to happen, so expect it, and don’t fret overly when it occurs.
Looking at that last sentence, I wonder if I would have ever used the word “fret” before moving to the South? But I digress.