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26 October, 2006

Useless features
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 4:08 PM

Ryan Shwayder wrote a bit on his blog about WYSIWYGn’t Loot. He argues that if you see it on a monster, it should drop in the loot when the monster dies. It’s rewarding and fun, after all.

Of course, he realizes that there are some problems with this. So, he talks about how to make it so that tons of loot that would likely drop won’t bog down the economy, primarily by making most items worthless. Of course, he doesn’t consider the impact of this behavior on the technical side.

So, let’s talk about why some ideas, like this one, aren’t implemented in current games.
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