I’m sorry, but when I saw the chance, I couldn’t help it.
In all seriousness (i feel like i’m always saying this because i constantly crack a lame joke at the beginning) , you’re not the only one who’s mentioned this. The idea of hiding players has been thrown around with for quite a long time (or at least, the time i’ve been using these forums).
Now before I go into the minor problems of this, I’m going to point out the obvious: THIS IS AN MMO GAME. AND NOT JUST ANY MMO GAME, BUT A GAME THAT REQUIRES A LOT OF COOPERATION. RotMG isn’t meant for solo, and it never was.
Now we get to the other problems:
- HOW YOU GONNA GET SUPPORT?
Unless you play a class that can support itself, like a Priest, Necro, or Pally, you’re likely to die. True, lag could also kill you. However, imagine running through a Lost Hall. Sure, you’ll feel tempted to use the Hide Players feature. BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THE PRIEST IS!
The enemies then slap you with shotgun and guess what? YOU STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE THE PRIEST IS! You’re about to die now, and guess what? YOU STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE THE PRIEST IS! Now you gotta Nexus and cry over the lost loot.
- YOU CAN MAKE IT REALLY HARD FOR YOURSELF
Let’s say you’re in a LH again. The players move in a nice organized stream into a room, but you can’t see where they’re going.
Player 1: “Hey, guys? Bob is going the wrong way.”
Player 2: “Oh, he has that Hide Players feature on.”
Wrong Way Bob: dies
Player 1: “Ah, whelp. Keep moving, guys.”
- YOU COULD REALLY SCREW UP OTHER PLAYERS
Player 1: “Yo, can we get a Priest here?”
Wrong Way Bob: “I’m coming, I’m coming.”
Player 1: “Uh…you’re going the wrong way.”
Wrong Way Bob: “I can’t see you!”
Player 1: dies without priest support
- I REPEAT, YOU COULD REALLY SCREW UP OTHER PLAYERS
Let’s keep this short: accidentally drags on a group of players