My white whale of game design: "is it still possible to have meaningful mystery and discovery in game at a large scale?" https://twitter.com/Dansgaming/status/1673666661663096832
How I wish for another MMO like early World of Warcraft that takes the world by surprise and has almost everyone playing it again. After 20 years of trying no one has come close, and I wonder if the world is just too different now for it to happen again.
A coworker a few decades back had a wild career trajectory:
- BA was math (or physics?)
- MA in Poetry
- Xerox PARC doing research
- Content designer for a few years on MMOs
- Left games to teach poetry to undergrads
Game designers: If you left the industry what would you do? Or if you know a designer who left, what did their skills translate over to? #gamedesign #gameindustry
Once an ex and I were sitting around reading. Suddenly she flung her book into the corner where it joined a big pile of others.
"Are you okay?!"
"I wasn't enjoying it. When something's bad, I toss it in the corner and ignore it."
She taught me a good life lesson for all media.
I feel this about Overwatch all the time. If you hate everything about it, if everything you say is a negative, if you spend all your time screaming about it on social media...don't play it. Literally just don't. Nobody is making you. Play something else. https://t.co/Ur9gIcQdec
Someone at Zynga was irate that the hard boiled eggs in the kitchenettes weren't pre-peeled. "Do you know how much of my valuable time I waste peeling an egg in the morning?!? Someone should be doing this for me!"
We had a Riot employee who felt Mt Dew and Diet Mtn Dew cans were too hard to tell apart and asked HR (?) to make it more clear… not sure what they had in mind, but they were truly upset when we told them nothing could be done. https://t.co/FDhKkGxZTa