The original Glitch subway was created when the world was much smaller. All of the stations are clustered together in adjoining (or nearly adjoining) Locations to facilitate ease of getting around for Glitchen who had not yet achieved full teleportation skills. But now with the much expanded world those locations with subway service are in one part of the world with a significantly larger part totally unserved. It would be really nice if eventually the system could be expanded to give access, not necessarily to every location, but to a nice spread of locations throughout the world. It gets discouraging for a not-yet-fully-teleporting glitchen to have to trundle over great distances to get to the further parts of the world.
The doll is our Tool To Make Life Easier In The Alpha, and I will not tolerate hearing it called "cheating". Use it. Make life easier.
Also in response to your last paragraph, it is true that I am currently play the "slow" way, taking some, but not a lot of, advantage of the doll and of your home street goodies. But this is in no way because I consider there being anything wrong with getting quickly through the early stages, rather, coming back to Ur after 7 years of exile I want to relive the whole experience. I'm loving every moment of my return. If/when the world next resets I will no doubt want to quickly get back to where I might have been at that time, but for now I feel absolutely no need to hurry.
i'm still looking for where anyone called using the doll cheating. what if i don't want to make things easier? what if i want to replicate what i loved about glitch, which was waling places and having to learn things in order to progress?
btw IRL i enjoy starting fires with a flint and steel and am learning to use a bowdrill. i don't consider it cheating to use a a lighter. i just LIKE doing things the hard way.
I don't feel that way about it much anymore; any time I would get that niggling thought, I'd just remind myself it's a tool, and we're meant to test at all different levels and paces. I love the term 'Tool To Make Life Easier In The Alpha' and will use that now, if any remnants of that feeling kick in. I kind of like the balance I have this time around between using it and doing things on my own.
Point being, it's fine to do it however you want! I'm not sure anyone here would argue that you should use it regularly or not use it at all. Maybe a person wants to do one reset where they take it slow (a lot of people tend to do this the first one), and maybe the next reset they'll want to go fast; then in another, find somewhere between. We may not find a bug one way, but find one another.