As many of you already know, there's a lighter in the game. Basically, it can be used to light the lantern and as a light source itself (unlimited fuel, but it can only be used for a few seconds before it overheats, after which there is a cooldown time of a couple seconds). The match also fulfills the same niche, but a match only has one use.
The problem now is I think the lighter makes both the matches obselete and the game too easy. With the lighter, there's no point to the matches at all. Another problem is that it takes a lot of the stress associated with running out of light away, as you have an unlimited supply of lighter light.
Therefore, I am considering removing the lighter from the game or altering how it works. The matches would be a much more valuable resource after that, obviously. Game playability won't be affected, as the matches can do everything the lighter can like I already wrote.
Importantly, what do you think about removing the lighter? Any ideas/problems you forsee? Any feedback is appreciated.
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