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March 2nd, 2009, 23:13
I'm absolutely sure no-one of the bigger developers wants to implement social skill checks.

The current tendence is SO clear towards combat that ALL soocial checks should be left out altogether.

I don't remember many current games doing social skill checks at all.

And the action-RPG sub-genre has no social fields at all. It is so purely combat-oriented as if EVERYTHING could be solkved via combat. That's a lesson to learn - at least in fantasy environments.

I'm very sure the main designers axed the totally boring social skills altogether in favour of pushing the adrenaline-producing, interesting, action-contained combat field.

Social is boring. Fighting is fun !

[THe above should be read with some cynism as a main flavour.]

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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