Varick Posted December 11, 2012 Share Posted December 11, 2012 (edited) Alert! IF YOU ARE NEW, BEWARE. THAR BE SPOILERS BELOW! (Can someone tell me how to do that sneaky, hide the spoilers with an expandable link thing?)I know that there is another thread that discusses all of the characters and says who's best - this thread is specifically about whether or not Willow is overpowered. =)I'm a bit new at this, but so far, I get the feeling that Willow The Firestarter is a bit overpowered, especially compared with the other characters. My first time playing with her I lasted 28 days and only died because I committed suicide to see starving would actually be like (other times I'd died in fights). With Wilson and Wendy I found the game to be much more difficult, both in the very beginning and a decent ways into the game, as they are much less forgiving characters.To be clear, I don't necessarily think this is a bad thing. The other characters still have draws to them, and if I feel like going for a challenge, I can choose them. However, I am naturally drawn to Willow since I know the game will be easier with her.Here's what I think of their comparative strengths and weaknesses (that I know of). Willow - The clear winner as far as surviving (or shall I say, not starving?) goes.Biggest strengths:1) Doesn't take fire damage2) Doesn't die at nightBiggest weakness:1) Can't grow a beardVerdict: Her two strengths make her an extremely forgiving character. In fact, it's almost impossible to die with her unless you get into a very stupid fight or do something even more stupid with food. Her weakness would doesn't effect the game one bit - the meat effigy is only useful if, y'know, she could actuall die. However, it certainly does suck not to be able to grow a beard. Maybe a high research item could be researching a grow a beard formula???Wilson - About the same as WendyStrengths:1) That fly beard2) Have you seen that beard????Weaknesses:1) Takes fire damage/dies at night without a lightVerdict: Pretty clear. His beard may make him an awesome character to play in general, but Willow is way easier.Wendy - Same as WilsonStrengths:1) Ghostie, ghostie! Boooo!Weaknesses:1) Fire damage/dies at night without light2) Ghostie, ghostie, stay away! You hurt, dernit!Verdict: Abigail the Ghost (interesting she doesn't have a 'W' name, maybe that's why she died???) may be nice, but you can get tons of pigs without risking walking into them and getting hurt on accident, and they're reliable. Besides the fun creepy factor, Wendy loses.I haven't unlocked any more than that yet, so we'll see if my opinion changes. In any case, so far Willow kicks butt as far as staying alive easily as a beginner goes.Now, obviously this could change easily with updates:1) Maybe it'll become way easier to accidentally burn forests down with Willow? Maybe, and this would be one of my suggestions, Willow starting a random fire could nearby ground, and that ground has to get a lot of manure to revive. Nothing can grow on that ground until it is fixed. 2) Other characters could gain more powers (or might have ones I don't know of yet). What happens when you bring Wendy into a grave with Abigail? Can you find Abigail's grave? (DON'T ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS =P) Could having an epic beard make Wilson get on easy terms with the beefalo somehow? What kinda cool benefits could come from that? Maybe Willow's insanity meter (whenever that arrives) ticks down faster than most?Small sidenote - I'm very excited to see how winter and insanity meter come into play. I'd expect Wendy's insanity meter to drop a ton every time she sees Abigail. Or maybe the longer she goes without her it drops, since company keeps her sane? In the winter, will Willow get another huge boost thanks to her firestarting skills against the cold? Will Wilson's epic beard protect him from the cold? Can Wilson make a fake Tom Hanks out of volleyball to keep his sanity?Anyway, I'll shut up now and leave it to the community. What do you all think? Edited December 11, 2012 by Varick Grammar mistake Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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