Yesterday I asked this question: Why is there a hash/checksum in the top left corner in fortnite?
I just noticed that some people have tried to close it for the reason:
Questions about Game Design and Development are off topic. This includes speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative. You might want to ask over at GameDev.SE, but be sure to read their FAQ
(As a disclaimer, I did re-read https://gaming.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic before asking)
I'm not asking how to develop a game, so I suppose the closers think the question is speculative?
While the 1 answer that is given is speculative (though it's a good answer), I don't see why the question would be. For instance, I'm not asking "Why was
X design decision made (over
I'm simply asking about the purpose of a feature of the game. I would compare it to people asking "What is this icon on my screen" , it's just that the purpose of the screen element I'm asking about is more meta to the game.
I'm still waiting for someone that can give a definitive answer, maybe something like: "Yes this is explained over here:
Is my question off-topic? What's wrong with my reasoning?