You know how when it’s patch day in your favorite MMORPG and you’re skimming the patch notes trying to figure out what exactly changed, but it’s all cryptic hints and vague comments, and you’re pretty sure when they say “has been changed” they mean “has been nerfed into oblivion,” and you have no idea where the new stuff is so you can log in and find it?
Saga of Lucimia is not planning to alleviate any of that. A new dev blog and vlog from the indie studio argues that it prefers to leave discoveries, especially about new and moved NPCs, events, and activities to the players to encounter on their own, with no teases in the patch notes.
“While we’ll certainly be including notes regarding bug fixes and the like in our patches, one thing you won’t see from us are patch notes for updated or new content in the Saga of Lucimia,” write the devs. “It will be up to the players to discover those changes and events just as they would in a real adventure setting: by actually going there, exploring, following the lore and the storylines, and immersing themselves in the world. […] We want to keep players in the dark regarding content changes and try to avoid, for as long as realistically possible, a full-fledged wiki from being created.”
Of course, if the game is successful enough, that wiki will happen anyway. Team Lucimia is just hoping to hold that off as long as possible and not make anything too easy.
“While we anticipate it taking a couple of years (hah, who are we kidding? It’ll likely be more like 4-6 months) for a detailed wiki to be created given the size and scope of what we are creating for Volume I, at some point we have to face the reality that all of our hard work will be trivialized and the immersive experience we want players to experience will be lessened by those who just want the fastest route from point A to point B, and to hell with the fun of just exploring and enjoying the journey. That being said, we’re going to be doing as much as we can to keep things unknown, and to avoid EVERYTHING being available via a wiki.”