Dude..I said this:I love how people site optional rules that very few to next to nobody ever used as an example of ad&d
I love it when people don't read disclaimers that literally are the First Sentence of the post they quoted.It depends what your definition of 1e includes.
Just because you have never used a rule, does not equate to No One Has ever used said rule.
As kids, my friends and I played at least 3 campaigns that used those very rules.
(AD&D didn't make an "optional rule distinction).
I find it a bit presumptuous to assume that what doesn't match my direct experience
somehow doesn't exist at all.
Then again rejecting others, and other people's reality, seems to be in vogue.
I apologize if my lived experience, conflicts with your confirmation bias.