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31 May, 2009

Complaints, actions, and reality
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 3:24 AM

There’s an old joke about how a person sees the same action in different perspectives. For example:

  • I borrow items without asking permission.
  • You take things that don’t belong to you.
  • He (or she) steals things from others.

The joke here is that I don’t do anything bad, you (the person I have to worry about the old “punch in the face” from) are a bit worse than I am, and the person we’re gossiping about is a horrible human being.

But, I think that this is an interesting way to think about game design.

  • Many players say they want one thing.
  • Most players do something different.
  • Reality dictates what actually can be done.

Let’s see how this relates to quests and “innovation”, shall we?
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