|Re: What do you expect in an RPG?|
Subject: Re: What do you expect in an RPG?
by KTC on 2012/3/4 6:13:31
@ivana: Sorry, used to another rpg game forum where those terms are used.
Hard lvl cap = maximum lvl programmed.
Soft lvl cap = what you typically get to in one game set at ~normal.
Some rpgs like dragon age have DLCs (downloadable content ie extra quests and such) or replay bonuses (2nd run = more exp earned) so having a high lvl cap is suitable for these types of games. It saves the hassle of having to raise the caps anyway in the DLC.
For example, in DA, even if you kill everything and finish all quests, you'll still only get to around lvl 15-20. With the DLC content though, you'll easily hit max cap at 35.
And as shed said, having a high max cap give some players incentive to play the game longer. Higher lvl = more stats = more pwnage to go around. I don't see what's wrong to indulge them when it hurts no one and is easy to program.