Or if you may prefer the phrase "Brevity is the soul of wit"But regardless of what term you may prefer, now that I have your attention, I can explain what it has to do with this post:
Frankly, Long descriptions make my eyes bleed. I literally got a moss tattoo just so I could survive glimpsing at wordy descriptions.
I am mildly dyslexic myself, so while I may have a Math ACT score of 32, and a English/Vocab score of 28, I read at a pace of 180 words per minute, which I assume to be crap-tier among most of the players in this game.
This description, I came across literally filled my screen with around 400 words in JUST the main body of it. Coupled along with 19 items, that I have to have on separate lines so I can actually read and visualize it.
But I'm not requesting that people change their descriptions for people like me.
What I'm asking is whether people here think that a massively long description/wearing more clothes than a Native Alaskin Nun, actually detracts from the value of describing their character?
At a certain point, Descriptions go from being descriptive to making you regret paying attention to their character in the first place.
What would you say is this point? Or is there a point at all?
I say that 5 lines and 10 articles of clothing would be optimal for speed-reading, so that people can easily get to visualize who the are currently around.
On a side note, being able to manually arrange your clothing would help out with this stuff alot, or being able to summarize similar items into a group.
I once came across someone who was one of those aristocratic types that liked to wear about a dozen and a half rings to show their status; I had a difficult time trying to pick out what his actual clothing was.
45 seconds later, it turns out it was just a set of plain brown robes, with some black pants.