So we just wrapped RotR AE this afternoon & our group is ready to move on to CotCT.
My players expressed discontent with the Epic Fantasy Purchase method we used last time, so I'm curious to hear from other GMs & players which of the other four methods presented in the Core Rulebook (Standard/Classic/Heroic/Dice Pool) are thought to be popular & balanced?
For me as GM, I like balance which is why I've trationally been a fan of the Purchase method. My newer players didn't like how daunting that was for them last time when they didn't know the game well enough & felt by ~10th level that it hurt optimizing their characters. We may have 1-2 new players again with this next campaign so I wouldn't want to see that happen again. My experienced players said while it's great for specialist classes (aka single ability score focused), the hybrid classes (aka multi-ability score focused) don't fair as well & aren't as fun to play. I'm fine with changing the method since my #1 concern is that my group is having fun. However, while they presented a few homebrew options I'm a little hesitant to try those when the Core Rulebook still does offer four other methods.
What say thy forums? I appreciate any input. We have two weeks until our new character creation session so I want to think about the pros & cons of the options out there long & hard before we roll dice on New Years Day. Thanks all!