Zen-of-design

06.12.08
Age of Conan: mostly armless
06.12.08

Age of Conan: mostly armless

Damion Schubert, a long-time game developer, runs a personal website called Zen of Design, where he...

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02.06.08
Using permadeath as a character reset
02.06.08

Using permadeath as a character reset

Damion over at Zen of Design combined (or saw his readers combine) two things that are rarely done i...

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12.29.07
The Digital Continuum: Evolving past fantasy Pt.1
12.29.07

The Digital Continuum: Evolving past fantasy Pt.1

Over the past couple of weeks the MMO blogosphere has once again been discussing the ever-pertinent...

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12.20.07
Damion Schubert (sort of) defends the raid mechanic
12.20.07

Damion Schubert (sort of) defends the raid mechanic

Allow me to state the obvious; raiding is an integral part of WoW's design. A lot of people think t...

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11.29.07
Damion Schubert seeks a different kind of grind
11.29.07

Damion Schubert seeks a different kind of grind

MMO developers and publishers try to provide game-play that keeps you coming back again and again so...

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11.13.07
Making fun be worth it
11.13.07

Making fun be worth it

Zen of Design has a great post up about how MMO game mechanics should "incentivize fun" in the gamep...

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