@Kevaughn_Bailey Oh wow, firstly: thank you very much! These are very detailed suggestions and I appreciate the effort put into improving my story!
I’m definitely holding characterization at upmost importance and I feel like intermissions will be enough to differentiate the two characters despite starting with the same letter. There’s still a lot of game left and my goal is for people to grow attached to the characters enough to remember them even after they’ve finished the game…although I must admit, it might just be myself growing attached to the names and being too stubborn to change them If people are still getting confused further in the game then I’ll definitely do a name change.
These are all great ideas although some of it does conflict with the story which I obviously haven’t revealed very much of yet. The reason I have guards go out into the city is to create a major difference to the other occupations gameplay wise, which is why I wanted Guards to be an entire different style of gameplay in which you’re personally searching for the enemy rather than sneaking around like a scavenger. I wouldn’t want them to stay back around the border because that won’t give as much of a difference in gameplay possibility and I feel that’s more of a downplayed version of what Guard would be. I must admit though, I’m strongly considering changing a few of the names to your superior suggestions, hopefully that’s alright!
As for adding more jobs, I want each route to have a major difference in the story depending on which one you choose so I have to make sure they’re completely different from each other! I took quite a bit of time considering more possibilities but these were the only ones I could come up with that I felt I could expand upon as much as I want to.
I’ll definitely consider the talents and exam ideas you came up with as well! Sorry for the essay length response, I enjoyed your suggestions a lot and couldn’t hold back Thank you again and I’d appreciate anymore feedback you might have to the reasons I just stated or as I update the story in the future!