Are badges really all that?

about X hours ago from

"Badges are cool if they make the player look at the game another way and encourage exploration. But badges are not so cool if they're for lots of repetitive actions (like clicking a button) or paying money into the game." ...

Blog: Gameplay and the balance cult

about X hours ago from

"There is, in my view, a very valuable aspect to imbalance; furthermore, balance is not as easily quantifiable as you might think -- as there are often multivariate levels that contribute to balance." ...