So, what is the point?
Hi, I just got my invincible shadow warrior to gold level. He is now up against creatures ten levels above his own. They might as well be made of cardboard.
I defeated the silver level guardians upon consuming about 4 total health potions. I know the order of armor resistances - magic, ice, fire, poison; however, I'm not sure it would have been much challenge even if I'd left my resistance dial in the same place throughout.
I also have a shadow warrior with a two-handed sword with 2.0 percent life leech. I also know about that little "deus ex machina".
Through my silver level victory, I must admit that I got quite a "high" from it all. However, I only could appreciate my "omnipotence" from comparing my "Superman" experience to that of my previous "squishy" characters.
So, I would like to ask, is there a point to taking this Superman all the way to niobium level? Why does one want to be "omnipotent" in a game, exactly? There are a few corners of Ancaria that I have yet to explore - the crystal jungle and the hunters whatever it is.
I could rush my gold level Superman to platinum level. If he had, say, creatures of 15 levels higher than his, would the game then be challenging?
What happens if you beat the game on niobium level?
What is the motivation to continue for a single player? Once the world is explored, and all the sidequests done, it doesn't seem to me like there's any reason to play at all. For that reason, I'm not sure why anybody would want to play through more than once, on silver, and one might as well explore the entire world of Ancaria, and do every side quest, while doing it.
Bragging rights? Oh, and by the way, I'm still not convinced that a level 100 monster on gold or platinum or niobium is any stronger than a level 100 monster on bronze. Which is why I believe that regional level caps are important, and should not be removed.
I think that what matters is character level vs. monster level. I don't believe that "metallic" difficulty has anything to do with your challenge level.
Any insights on this issue? What, exactly, is the reward for beating the game on niobium level?