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David Fried's Blog

 

I've worked in the game industry for over 20 years as a game and narrative designer at studios like Blizzard, inXile, Oddworld Inhabitants, Ubisoft, etc. 

I've worked on a variety of games, including: Warcraft III, Warcraft III TFT, Oddworld : Stranger's Wrath, The Da Vinci Code, Akaneiro, and most recently Wasteland 3.

 

David Fried's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/30/2021 - 07:06]

And then ignoring what they ...

And then ignoring what they decided to do and going back to their old ways...At least based on the historical record concerning crunch...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/29/2016 - 09:28]

Sounds like a typical Ubisoft ...

Sounds like a typical Ubisoft studio to me.

Comment In: [News - 06/22/2015 - 06:39]

I had no idea it ...

I had no idea it even came out. This was actually one I was watching for but it never showed up in any of my News Feeds, Twitter, or as an announcement on Steam that I was aware of . Even if it had, I don 't think I 'd ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/01/2014 - 05:22]

And yep, real money auction ...

And yep, real money auction house in D3 completely backfired on Blizzard. I would argue that it 's because they did NOT adapt Diablo 3 to work with it. Instead they layered it on top of Diablo 3 's loot focused system, which is a terrible idea the moment you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/01/2014 - 03:36]

Hopefully it adds enough depth ...

Hopefully it adds enough depth that it becomes worthwhile. Then again, I don 't know any game company that 's going to admit to stripping feature sets that weren 't working. It 's too much like admitting they don 't know what they 're doing, which is often the reason ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/08/2014 - 10:36]

For any other game company ...

For any other game company that might be true, but not for Blizzard 's audience. I 'd be willing to wager that the majority of players will grind on Hearthstone for years to come.