Because I would not play them that way, with their background in mind. That’s it. (And the game gives us very mixed messages of MC’s competence tbh. It just fits better if it’s lacking because of their lack in training, otherwise some of their reactions are just very hard to understand for me).
Because they would be super aware of the circumstances of their promotion and I feel it would fit better with the character I play and the way they get presented during the game (and yes, also because of the way it gets treated during chapter 6). It’s about being able to build a character that feels not like they would contradict themself/they way I view them if the game give those options to build the character. For me it would be no problem either if the game just preset those things because of the plot/the atmosphere it tries to build/because this is just the kind of story it tells tbh. That way I at least know what I can expect.
Well…Only if chapter 6 will be changed to treat it as a rumor too.
I also would say it should be stated generally more obviously that MC can be overwhelmed by the case not just because it’s the first murder in Wayhaven since before they seemingly got born, but because they are an easy aim to put the guilt onto should even more things end up going down the gutter and because they literally lack the formal training that should be expected by their position (either that or changing the conversation in chapter 6 so this won’t be the case, but I fear that would collide with what is planned for MC, because MC’s lacking expirience is one of the defining traits we as players can’t change, and so I think it should be acknowledged more that they also lack this expirience and training because of the way their promotion played out, because there is a difference between just lacking expirience and not even having the training for a certain position, because then people just lack certain formal structures they otherwise learned and for some people this is very stressful, not for all but for some… in my expirience actually many people panic if they get into situations without having at least an idea what theoretically would be the right way to proceed ).
Edit: Tbh I think I will excuse myself again out of this topic, as I don’t think I am capable of explaining my reasoning more in deep as I already did. Idk how many people feel the same or not and how many people just don’t care, but I said my part and how much of it @Seraphinite sees as important feedback is left to her as the author.
Maybe some of it was helpful, maybe not. But as this game has great potential (enough potential to feel me invested enough to bring up things that I know may don’t sound nice, as I otherwise really wouldn’t care enough to say anything that could end up with long discussions of me trying to explain and justify my subjective opinion), I thought I should mention those things that make it difficult for me to relate to the MC. As I’m only an exception it seems, feel free to ignore whatever I said. I anyway don’t feel like I have much more to contribute to the discussion.