Cody, you've WRITTEN game guides (Destiny)

by RC ⌂, UK, Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 17:10 (4032 days ago) @ Cody Miller
edited by RC, Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 17:16

So shut up. I mean really. You've directly profited from so-called 'terrible design' that makes players not want to figure it out on their own. Ones that they would turn to and pick up before they've even PLAYED the game, because game guides are often available in the store!

There are different forms of fun. Some people are all about the execution, others like the strategy, others like both. Some people aren't going to want both all the time no matter what you do. Maybe they're tired, or they're not finding this particular raid as exciting and just want to get through it and move on.

Some people aren't going to be capable of both to high levels - now or ever.

A designer has to be realistic here.

But any given player might still have enough execution skill that they can derive enough pleasure from the experience to still make it worth it to them, even missing out on potential fun from the strategy-formulation.

Not knowing the strategy can cause lots of frustration too. Which, quite frankly, plenty of people aren't interested in experiencing during their free time. That's their prerogative.

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