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Member Since 29 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2014 09:54 PM

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In Topic: What makes a game fun

17 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

A fun game is one where repetition does not feel boring. Everything in life is about sufficient repetition; therefore, the most important aspect is to make the repetition of the game interesting and immersible.

In Topic: MMORPG Theory Discussion - Level Discrepency/Griefing?

31 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

I consider any attempt to stop griefing is a form of flamebait. After all, we cannot mind control our players in any way. There will always be players who will grief others when either they are frustrated and lack skills to move on, or they are too bored with the game content that exist.


A top skill player could easily defeat 20 players of the same level; thus, level does not influence griefing at all. It's like saying a gun cause violence. No, guns only increase the opportunity to scale violence to lethal levels. Weapons in real life don't cause violence. Weapons in real life only increase the damage cause in a violent altercation. The same is said with levels.


Conclusion: Levels have nothing to do with griefing.

In Topic: Are open pvp + full loot SANDBOX mmorpg's still possible?

10 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

In http://topiaonline.w...paces.com/Races, you have Beholder and Mind Flayer which are trademarked by Wizards of the Coast. Are you trying to get your team sued, or will you pay for rights to use them.

Anyways, a permadeath style gameplay should minimize levels and focus character progression based upon gear. Gear should be the focus over character levels because it's easier to grind gear by luckily kill another player than to spend time leveling up. Thus, players will be "forced" for form safety groups. Factions will develop.

In Topic: [Idea] Fighting game+platforming+card deck. Looking for feedback

06 August 2012 - 08:50 AM

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memory.

It lacks the "fighting" part, but has isometric platform + cards. That might be a good starting point for you.

I'm saying you're not the first person to try to bind different genres together, specifically the genres that your listing.

Sometimes blending different mechanics is better than to keep them separate. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memory blends the mechanics together, but your method is to not blend them together well. That's why"

It seems like you put two game mechanics and glued them together. What if in the end the cards turned out to be stronger than the fighting aspect, you will have a weird cardgame. Turn it the other way around, you have a fighting game with a useless component.

Of course, when mechanics are blended together, they sometimes don't keep certain aspects of the individual mechanics. Remember that compromise is a Virtue.

In Topic: Macs vs PCs?

05 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

Apple II is the first Personal Computer (PC). So, Apples are PCs [as a joke fruits], but PCs [as a joke fruits] are not Apples.

Why do people use PC as a synonym for Wintel?