Discord is great and all but I start to feel like it's awtul for communities, but to be fair I never really joined a large public server myself.
Thinking about joining them terrifies me because you just don't know what's on the other side.
Yeah if well played you could totally skip out on using facepics.
Alternatively if you have dialogue you can always opt for using the sprites itself.
If the other aspects of a mod are good, who cares about looks? So long as it isnt spritesheets saved in jpeg or something.
Vanilla stuff is...
But I will not deny though that I also tend to shy from small indie stuff.
but that's mostly because im concerned about how much I'll actually get out of the games, I'm somewhat picky.
But who knows maybe I should go around taking some budget and buy some tiny name games, I'm sure there's lots...
Sometimes it's hard to enjoy more under the radar (and occasionally niche) stuff and have friends around that are interested in it.
Like for example not the smallest name out there but love-de-lic's (now called onion games) moon is a very beloved game to me since I played it but I don't actually...
At this point whenever I go back to OFF I just go for easy combat because yeah I agree the battles are nothing interesting.
It doesn't help when bosses feel like damage sponges, I've always felt 'when does it end?'.