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  • Hawaii's Sean Quinlan on Loot Boxes - 'It's Best for the Industry to Self-Regulate' - General News

    Torval said:
    aliven said:
    CrazKanuk said:
    Torval said:

    If there are predatory designs intended to trigger addictive behaviors then they run way deeper than "loot crates". A lot of game design is built around an operant conditioning system (skinner box) or similar carrot + chase scenarios. These by nature prey on addictive and obsessive personalities like the completionist.



    It's a bit ironic because we're on MMORPG.com talking about predatory carrot-on-a-stick mechanics like it's the first time we've seen them. 
    Opening loot box is RNG. What type of loot we got from dungeon is RNG. RNG doesnt make something gambling. In dungeon example we "work" for that loot, so while it is random more or less, we are working on it. In loot box example we dont "work" for it. Also, loot boxes are designed to develop unhealthy spending habits while skinner box is designed to develop unhealthy ENGAGEMENT habits. Dont mix those two, it is strawman. And skinner box was always not good tactics, thats why successful mmo go miles to hide it and make moment of "pushing a button" or "working" as best as possible. While lootboxes make moment of opening them as best as possible.


    I pointed that you are wrong and explained why. Im sorry you dont understand. 
    Distopia
  • Hawaii's Sean Quinlan on Loot Boxes - 'It's Best for the Industry to Self-Regulate' - General News

    CrazKanuk said:
    Torval said:

    If there are predatory designs intended to trigger addictive behaviors then they run way deeper than "loot crates". A lot of game design is built around an operant conditioning system (skinner box) or similar carrot + chase scenarios. These by nature prey on addictive and obsessive personalities like the completionist.



    It's a bit ironic because we're on MMORPG.com talking about predatory carrot-on-a-stick mechanics like it's the first time we've seen them. 
    Opening loot box is RNG. What type of loot we got from dungeon is RNG. RNG doesnt make something gambling. In dungeon example we "work" for that loot, so while it is random more or less, we are working on it. In loot box example we dont "work" for it. Also, loot boxes are designed to develop unhealthy spending habits while skinner box is designed to develop unhealthy ENGAGEMENT habits. Dont mix those two, it is strawman. And skinner box was always not good tactics, thats why successful mmo go miles to hide it and make moment of "pushing a button" or "working" as best as possible. While lootboxes make moment of opening them as best as possible.
    GdemamiMadFrenchieIselin
  • The Curse of Osiris Mercury Lighthouse Hub Exclusive Gameplay - Destiny 2 Videos - MMORPG.com



    Is this Destiny 1 or Destiny 2? Can't tell from the video.



    Amazing that you are able to write without the ability to read.
    TorvalLackingMMOTheDarkraynewekyOctagon7711Zeneren
  • World of Warcraft - Blizzcon 2017 - What We Might See & Learn About WoW's Expansion - MMORPG.com

    SBFord said:
    I only have one 100% wager to make: If they kill off another Horde Warchief (i.e. Sylvanas), I will quit WoW for good. Other than that, well, pretty much everything else is OK.
    Well im oposite - hoping they will indeed make her a loot pinata, better yet in some lame ass cinematic killed by some gnome. She dont deserve better. 
    SBFordMrMelGibsonXarko
  • I hate you EA

    DMKano said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    Just when we needed a new Star Wars game in our lives, you go and shut down Visceral Games? :neutral:


    I certainly dont need anything Star Wars in my life.

    I am a minority here but I am really tired of Star Wars, I think its just old and tired and played out.

    SWG was good before NGE and thats it. I enjoy the memory and have moved on.

    For some reason people are holding the entire star wars franchise on this sacred pedestal, when IMO there were 2 good movies at best and the rest were mediocre to poop.

    So chances are EA saw that the game was a stinker too and pulled the plug.
    I respect you right to be wrong. Thanks for sharing. 
    Kyleran