>>62054731>such a willfully wild misinterpretation
Variety isn't freedom.
The illusion of choice isn't the freedom of choice.
When you put all those important NPCs with all their important quests
and all their McGuffins and all their alliances and all their rivalries
you as a player get fewer options with how to advance the story without angering someone or something else
your best option usually boils down to>do as you're told
And then you have a competent police force like the one in Waterdeep, and that just adds to the "railroad" feeling that urban settings suffer from in general. that's just my theory though
>hurrr durrrr the entire multiverse
shut the fuck up