SkySavage wrote:Long time reader, first time poster here.
This comic, as it stands, seriously needs a hero.
***snip: it doesn't have one***
Everyone is free to enjoy- or not- the comic really, so let's agree to disagree here.
Parson has, maybe, lost screen-time. This was however to flesh out the complicated Erfworld. In the spirit of "step back to jump higher", his being side-lined offered him some time for exploration as well.
As for not sympathetic characters, that's very subjective.
I hate: Charlie (IMMENSELY), Jillian, Wanda, Don, AND Caesar. Lots of people appreciate those characters though.
I like Maggie a lot, always have, and she's gotten more center-stage lately. Not protagonist material (why not? I'd read that!) by many standards, but here's some light. And I stick by Parson being a developping character.
If I must voice disappointment, it is about Stanley. I have a soft spot for him, the whole idea of a clueless ambitious schmuck really makes him endearing. So I expected some more development for him. Turns out, that was in short supply.
Stick around though, things will definitely be interesting.
Tubal-Cain wrote:Who says they have? We haven't seen an Old Age game mechanic yet.
Charlie is (ironically) the only person we have an idea of approximate "age" for: about 700 turns, or 2 years.
How old is Erfworld anyway? Assuming it is older, much older than Charlie (reasonable, no?), "roughly at the same time" means what it does on Earth. That these people were born close enough to each other in time to be contemporaries. And on Erfworld, life can be rather short as well.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.