memorax wrote:I get that the Paizo devs don't expect every party to be optimized so write their regular APs accordingly. A extremely short sighted view imo as I have yet to see a group where minimal optimization does not happen.
Pick me! pick me! pick me! my wife and kids have yet to cast a buff spell, my wife has a witch with a high charisma and 10 dex, 12 con. my daughter has a Flaming Katana but insists on clawing everyone's eyes out (she is a catfolk with claws) in the other campaign she has a straight up Ranger with 11 wisdom and int 19 (she is an elf, we roll, no point buy) for healing i have a Dwarven Oracle (and with the Stargazer Archetype no less!)
so nope, we do not optimize at all
Believe it or not Captain for some here and elsewhere you would be considered optimizing just by having that 19 int. I don't think you do. Apparently it does not take much in the community to be called a optimizer. Being effective at the table us also a sign iof optimization as well IMO.