So I came to this game for the RPG and turned the crusade mode off, because I thought that this was not for me. I prefer playing radical CG toons and doing quests, finding stuff, etc… besides my usual style of metagaming / exploiting (which is very dear and important to me).
Now after learning the basic mechanics of the game in my last attempt (up to right before the end of act 3, stopped there, because my builds were not optimal and I did a few things not the way I actually wanted to do them) I decided to reroll completely, with Elemental Specialist / Azata as main.
And, while at it, I decided to give the crusader mode a try.
Now I’m having a blast. While during RPGing I still play the perfect comrade for a cute blue havoc dragon (ultra CG), I turn into a madwoman (I’m male in RL but prefer playing female characters in games) when crusading.
It’s BIG fun.
My playstyle is that I don’t “attack” the enemy, I raid him, I go ultra aggressive, use the most spiteful tactics. This is so much fun, unbelievable.
Owlcat did a great job there.