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I, Jonathan D. Jou, of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the foolhardy, the headstrong, and the merely ponderous, the foolhardy, headstrong, and largely ponderous ponderance of a man trying to find the perfect game. ...sort of.

 

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Posted by Jonathan Jou on Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:02:00 EST in Design
What do bots tell us about MMORPG design? Are they really the problem, or a symptom?



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Comment In: [News - 09/23/2016 - 07:16]

My apologies. You 've written ...

My apologies. You 've written a well-reasoned and careful reply. I 'll amend my prior statement to withdraw the uncalled for accusations I made. r n r nI would agree with you readily on your point if Luckey wasn 't the CEO of Oculus, and if he wasn 't being ...

Comment In: [News - 08/23/2016 - 02:12]

I wonder if rapidly declining ...

I wonder if rapidly declining userbase will remind Niantic that they abusing players, no matter how interested and willing they are to try your game, will inevitably drive them away. I don 't know how much they 're making in microtransactions off of 33 million players but I think it ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/09/2016 - 10:38]

I actually posit that Video ...

I actually posit that Video Game Scores are, in fact, worse than useless. A useless game score would be a score which didn 't get tied to developer bonuses, whose scores mere correlate or don 't with commercial success. r n r nVideo game scores can make or break developers, ...

Comment In: [News - 06/30/2016 - 03:07]

If Valve and Oculus had ...

If Valve and Oculus had maintained a close working relationship rather than being great friends until Facebook got involved they could have put together a joint funding organization whose mission was to encourage the development of VR games on all currently available platforms. If anything, they could have put together ...

Comment In: [News - 06/23/2016 - 10:04]

If you honestly think I ...

If you honestly think I 'm complaining about Oculus wanting exclusives, you 've probably not read my prior comments. My position is that 1 Luckey is contradicting his previous statements and needs to pick a position and defend it, rather than defending the outcome of that decision by changing and ...

Comment In: [News - 05/20/2016 - 01:39]

They know they 're starting ...

They know they 're starting an arms race with hackers, right Realistically they can either try to enforce specific licensing agreements to make it illegal to modify the game or platform and shut down modding attempts, or they can pretend that they 're maintaining the platform integrity and foolishly hope ...