Dedicated to RebeccaETripp!
First, what is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. Maslow used the terms “physiological”, “safety”, “belongingness” and “love”, “esteem”, “self-actualization”, and “self-transcendence” to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through.
In each battle, from normal standard routine battles to boss battles, your characters need a certain amount of items. First, disposable/consumable items (potions, antidotes, antidotes, tents, etc.) then magic (white). These should ensure your friends biological and physiological needs. Oh, and don’t forget your attractive teammates for routine but wild conversations that will build up camaraderie to pass time.
But this isn’t enough. Your characters need protection from the elements, both weather and magical. Armor should protect them from damage, while weapons should stave off most attacks and neutralize any threats. More spells, weapons, and armor should provide confidence in their abilities.
Unless Squall or Amarant, they won’t be going it alone. They need their friends with them in the battle for support, or they’ll find themselves outnumbered and overwhelmed by enemy forces.
After every battle, feel free to celebrate. The characters need to feel a general sense of achievement. Leveling up provides your characters with higher stats, perhaps access to magic to prepare them for their next battle.
And finally, they must keep in mind the bigger picture. Many of your characters are on their own personal journeys as they travel on the quest to save the world. Once the final battle’s won, our characters should realize their personal potential. Perhaps they’ll peak in their personal growth from the wisdom and strength they worked so hard to achieve.