Well, time to pull out my suggestions:
- First off, it could be possible to add a boost to the MC’s reputation with the NMC students? Seeing as most of them will be in attendance, I think it makes sense that the MC’s reputation would at least get a little boost.
And we’re not talking big boosts. Even though the game paints out some of the opponents we face as intimidating, they’re still low round opponents. So maybe a very small boost when beating the first opponent, a slightly larger boost for the second and an even slightly larger boost for the third.
I don’t know, it’d feel nice to see that the students view on us change with each action we take. And, I’m not sure about you, but personally I rarely see any attention in the resident/student reputation.
- Like others here have said, I am quite disappointed by the disappearance of the hoverbike scene. Thalias ride scene always put a smile on my face, and it was a nice interaction with the crowd.
And the bus scene feels really…empty. I thought we would at least have a chance to talk to someone, but nope, apparently we just sit there in silence, ignoring the opportunity to strengthen their bond with their suit mates (which, judging by Astrid’s message, seems like a very important thing to do).
I guess my final verdict on this is…either bring back the hoverbike scene (pls) or maybe add some substance to the bus scene.
- Now, the winter solstice. While I can definitely enjoy the conflict that was put in there (also, heck you for ending it on that sweet cliffhanger), starting it at the beginning of the solstice felt like a missed opportunity.
You see, after all the hype surrounding it, I became genuinely curious in what a solstice was all about, and what they actually did there. To see the performances they put on, the food they serve, all that jazz. Also, some more social scenes were also expected: Personally, my MC would’ve had an intellectual debate with Astrid on which magi snack is truly the most scrumptous, or have a good time slow dancing with Cressida before immediately shitting his pants when he sees the death stare her father is giving him.
TL;DR: my suggestion is to have it start at the middle of the solstice, not the beginning, so the players can have a bit on insight on what they’re actually about.