Pretty much the very beginning of the game. The level Known Enemy requires Tarnished Bronze Breastplate to be equipped in order to start it. I do not possess the item nor the crystals to buy it with. Known Enemy is the only level currently available to play at the moment in game progression. So I cannot complete new levels to gain more crystals and neither can I gain crystals from replaying levels. I see no way to progress anywhere.
The item is not listed in the pinned topic: When do I get which Item - A reference
Why is this at all an issue in one of the first levels of this age-old supposedly-maintained game?
Why can’t the game just see I’ve no way to progress otherwise and at least give me the 50-crystal breastplate for my 46 crystals?
Why isn’t a REQUIRED item freely given out for crying out loud?!
Don’t come at me with manual solutions, like “here, have 4 crystals”. Fix the design flaw instead.
You had one job, what a dumpsterfire…!