Hey, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Considering all your points I think we could modify the RMS mechanic a bit, such that:
- RMS would be accessible and usable at all times via the SR.
- However, via the key it can only be accessed during the night.
Why is that? For one, this retains the elusive aura and kind of helps with the lore aspect. A secret ancient spring that becomes easier to find when the moon is up (aka at night), however not impossible to find if you go exploring deep (SR hunting, regardless of time).
Secondly, this allows the people who just want to revive a single fossil to do so anytime of the day. Similar grind as current but no deadline! (Just like Tanren Graveyard mimikyus). Meanwhile the more hardcore ones looking to spam (for shinies or something) can skip the SR hunting via the dive spot, but are limited to night.
The location is one of my secondary concerns, however I do feel LLC is conveniently located in a lake in the overworld and a dive spot hiding secrets there sounds pretty exciting.
@ Yours thoughts on the key:
I feel you on the fossil system already being very grindy and full of RNG. At the same time, I see the key as a good opportunity to stir up some life in the PMU Economy. In order for the key to have any impact on the market it’ll need to be:
- Either a one time use common drop. (Assumption: worth ~10k each)
- Or, an unlimited use rare drop. (Assumption: worth ~100k each)
Fulfilling one of these criteria will secure its relevancy in the market while giving players the much needed QoL.