Hi, all! I've been playing for about six days now and thought I'd give some reactions and feedback.
I love this type of game - I'm playing it solo for the collecting, quests, and puzzles. I had such a great time with TT and TTG and was delighted when I could finally lug my computer out of storage (long story) and get back into a PC world to play TT2.
I love that the gems are back, that there are quests that send me off into different locations, that there is more interaction with different characters, like the old "choose your own adventure" books. I can't wait to jump into a new location and explore it out! My cats, by the way? Hate you. Because I am suddenly spending way too much time on the computer and they don't like it.
The puzzles, however, are driving me insane and make me feel completely stupid. And I'm not. I finally realized that the puzzles are missing that extra push of instructions to get us started.
Examples: The Perfection Tile one. The very basic instruction of how to select and chose the tiles don't exist. I lost I don't know how many rounds, because I didn't know what to do. I'd click on a tile and it would blink at me until it cracked because... what do I do next? Even referring to the forum didn't help, because no one really thought to mention the simple mechanics of "Click the tile, then click the tile that you want it to turn into".
Operation Hideout. Those statues. I am so lost. Back to the forum. There still isn't anything saying what to do, except for people saying it was easy. I know I don't have to do the puzzle to get into the caves, but ... it's a PUZZLE. It has to be done. I'm not even sure if I'm clicking on them right, because there are no instructions.
Keeper's Village: The flowers and the dial - again, instructions on how to move the dial.
The Old Mine has me broken. I get that the pipes need to be turned. I get that the machines need to be connected. But again, there's no basic instruction. What direction is "pointed" toward the machines, when the valves have three directions. In what direction does each machine point to begin with? Again, basic instruction.
I think the developers (this is not meant to be an insult) are so close to the game that they forget that the people who play it don't know these things. We are playing for the first time and need those beginning pushes. Otherwise, at least in my case, I feel like I'm stupid and I want to give up after hours of trying. And I don't want to give up, cause this is supposed to be fun, right?!
OK, suggestions/feedback. How about a warning that when you use the General Store/Blacksmith, etc out in The World, that it will disappear and you have to re-find it again?
Also, when you find something and it rockets into your inventory, can a note also pop up in the chat window? The item hits my inventory so quickly, I've missed what it is.
And something I wistfully wish for... why is it that my hero has to do EVERYTHING and it takes forever? Can't someone else learn to fish and take over doing that? Or dig the archeology sites? We have builders and lumberjacks and farmers and other professions. Waiting 30 mins plus for my hero to catch a fish when there is adventuring to do is ... painful.
...I'll shut up now and fade into the background again... :)