Conducted a 4-player test of the 5.2 map last night with some of our friends from the official Criswelvania discord server; Spooky and myself, averyfinecat and xman142. The map holds up surprisingly well even with 4 goofballs that barely remember how to play old school Minecraft. There's some lag issues esp. around the clocktower that I will be addressing as best I can (sry bb nobody loves you), some prices from vendors are higher than they need to be, and I think a simplified set of Beginner rules would greatly relieve some of the confusion of "am I allowed to do this?"
The existing rule set has always been a guideline, not hard law, but I think especially in light of the retroshock rolling back to 5.2 entails, first-timers need a clearer path to freedom and fun-having. Experienced roleplayers can still benefit from the more elaborate rule if desired.
We're about a third, maybe halfway thru the map now and it was a blast. OG Adventure mode works a treat! Very videogamey. Thanks guys, and hope to see you next session!
If anyone wants to get in on the next round of testing, hit us up. You know where to find us! ^
'n don't worry, the upcoming expansion is still very much a real thing.