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Just watched this video from Yogscast:
I know that there has been some controversy about events not changing the world and what not, but this video has a wonderful example of how chaining events work and how they can change the world (albeit temporarily of course).
In the video, Lewis and Simon are exploring a mine when they see an event in progress where they have to defend the mine foreman from monsters. After the mine foreman successfully repairs the drill, he uses it to create a tunnel in the mine to an as before, unexplorable area. Then a new event starts where the boys have to collect ore and deliver it to the miners while being attacked by monsters.
After they get enough ore and the miners refine it, the mine foreman runs outside the mine with the boys following and proceeds to talk to an NPC out there about where he's going to take the ore and then runs off again. The boys didn't follow him, but it's very likely that the event would have continued to chain from there.
So after watching this video, what do you all think? I think it was pretty obvious that the event changed the world, but at the same time, if the players didn't bother to follow the mine foreman, they would have never known. I think it may explain how some players had the impression that these events don't really change anything.
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