Posted: 21 May 2020 19:06
One of pixelmon's largest issues is the overuse of RNG(Random number generation). This is a large issue as it dictates most aspects of late game progression (Z crystals, Mega stones, many evolutionary items, etc) This harms the gameplay as there is no roadmap to the goal just the goal itself. For instance to get most items in the Pokemon games, the road map is usually go to X place and Solve Y puzzle (or beat Y trainer) to get Z item. However in Pixelmon none of the road map is set. Mega stones are required to go outside, beat randomly spawning mega boss to get boss stone and random stone. This leads to a lack of investment in gaining the items due to the extreme odds against them and there isn't really a way to lessen said odds. Z crystals however are a bit more straight forward go to X dimension and search for Y ultra ball and get random Z crystal. The issue of both of these is the massive odds against the player attempting to get a specific item. I feel as if the method for each item was further staggered and made more specific. Possibly upping the amounts of crafting recipes (Abilities to toggle them in config) for evolutionary items, making mega stones a process to get through building the ultimate weapon from X and Y, which turns random blocks in a radius into minable mega block, which gives shards which could be crafted into different stones with items.