clueless1 wrote on 2020-07-10, 13:15:
@badmojo - I don't really consider it dedication, it's just my idea of entertainment. 😀 I really enjoy classic RPGs.
Classic RPGs are interesting to me in that they are more like "projects" than games in a way. It's a weird comparison, but starting a new classic RPG is a lot like starting a new woodworking project. There's a lot of repetition and busywork; but if you are into it, you know you are going to have hours and hours of fun and finishing it will really seem like an accomplishment. People who aren't into it so much will wonder how you can spend (waste? haha) so much time on a single thing.
Speaking of which...
Might & Magic II
I've mapped out and explored all of the towns, so now I am mapping the roads between them. This takes some time because the wilderness tends to be much more dangerous than the towns, though staying on the roads is generally safe. Still, I can't fight the temptation to explore a bit outside the roads, which often ends in encountering very high level enemies (i.e. party wipe). One reason I do like mapping by hand is that it helps to take away the sting of losing progress in the game in between saves when you die—even if you lose your progress, you've still made progress in drawing your maps.