I believe being able to have every religion makes them worthless they carry no value early on if you can just find another right away, I want to see the practice of a singular religion vs having all of them it really breaks the dynamics of the game in RP and just PvP if you pick the Set religion you gain the best early on assistance you get antidotes, you can get snake arrows these are immediately useful the moment you manage to craft these.
If you pick Mitra you gain access to a powerful early healing item that heals faster than food that you will find this along gives a huge advantage in PvE and PvP same for the Set religion.
The religion of Yog has the same as Mitra early in the game of food however this provides Health, Food, Thirst. All insanely good for all types of play.
The religion of Darketo is unique in it’s own right giving you access to a early potent potion which increases your stamina regeneration.
Examples aside I believe while I make this suggestion this should not be forced choice this should be a server setting for the choice of the community to play in. I want to see every religion be exclusive to every player I want to see that exclusivity built upon by new perks given not just in the form of material benefits but in the term of Religious perks, I would love to see the Religion of Darketo have a perk that you must spec in that allows a near by undead to occasionally follow and assist you just in fighting not carrying an once you are too far it just walks back. Stuff such as that.
I would like to see a new type of religion called “Empty” this would free you up for the only religion you have to earn. Which is Jhebbal Sag, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED HIS DUNGEON IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD IN THIS GAME. However while I believe you can pick that religion at the start. You should have to go through a trial of faith and each religion should have it’s own various dungeon with various difficulties. It would be amazing to see a Darketo dungeon of zombies/undead poisonous death fogs and add more to the religious depth.
Now with the “Empty” religion it would be based off the lore that was put in place for Jhebbal Sag, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CENSOR SPOILER SO THIS IS A WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!!, Jhebbal Sag has explained that All animals, including man, once worshipped Jhebbal Sag, the Lord of Beasts, and spoke the same language. Now, most have forgotten, and only the largest, smartest and strongest animals remember the earliest days. Those who remember are bound together, however, and can be controlled by one who serves Jhebbal Sag and knows the language of the animals. I believe the term “Empty” is the proper term as they have forgotten him they aren’t apart of his “Loins” lore reference.
I Believe a perk that could be learned from Jhebbal Sag is commune with animals now obviously this would allow the addition of animals that you can communicate with you can offer them tribute and they may tell you about treasure or they could offer you some assistance in combat or some other thing they may have found in the world that has some value. The idea is a greater depth to this.
Because this would be a optional server setting I believe this would be a great choice and possible AMAZING DLC EXPERIENCE!!! This is the kind of thing that I live for!
That and I just believe that religion has no true value in this game and should have some level of devotion and sense of belonging to that religion experience now, while picking and earning a religion is great if you did make a mistake you should be allowed only ONE AND ONLY ONE, respec considered a betrayal and considered that you are forsaken the religion you should be attacked by said worshippers whom have learned of you transgression and they should ambush you and should you survive you will have officially renounced the religion if you die you can continue to try until you pass the betrayal of faith. This would make a nice new way of adding depth.
OBVIOUSLY this is a lot of work to do and program and I get that I believe I did a lot of the work for you at Funcom at setting up ideas and a base to work off from you may take it I only want to see the game improve and become more fun. Now I would love to hear the community on this and wonder
Now if THIS WAS A DLC what would you be willing to pay for such a thing? Obviously the reason I ask that is clearly the staff need help financially and more staff to Improve their work but I also believe they spread them self’s too thin. I don’t know I love this game. Let the debates begin and sure would love to hear @Ignasis opinion obviously I don’t expect this to be mentioned to any staff but I would just like the input really.