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Postby Icarus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:42 pm

I disagree with points of Jaunt's article, but then again these days I've been drifting more toward old school levels, loot drops, and enjoying vertical design.

That said, this is one of the more professional articles I've read in some time, and is a breath of fresh air to see the community coming up with such things. Kudos!
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Postby Songweaver » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:14 pm

Thanks, Icarus. I've just published the second part of the article, which has a ton of examples on how games in our genre can apply Horizontal Design to equipment crafting:

Just Say No to Power Creep (Part Two of Two)
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Postby Songweaver » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:57 pm

Check out SOI's very own player-and-ex-RPA extraordinaire, Arucard's new article. In it, he talks about better ways for staff to engage their players and get them to take part in the activities that staff wants them to. I think his advice is very useful for clanleads too, so make sure to check it out!

How to Be Puppet Masters For Your Game
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Postby Songweaver » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:15 pm

This week we've published an article from ex-SOI Economy Staffer, Jeshin. In it, he argues that there's maybe never been more potential for RPIs in the gaming market than right now, and talks about what we can do to draw in more new players.

Check it out!

The Text-Based RPG: Unlimited Potential

Also, don't forget about our cash contest this month. It's really a rather easy one!

Can SOI win two months in a row?

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Postby Songweaver » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:44 pm

This week, we have an article from SOI's own Icarus, on the need for RPIs to lower the barriers to entry, the learning curve, to retain new players. It's part one of a two part article, so check it out!

Lowering Barriers to Entry
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Postby Nimrod » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:36 am

I'll have to make sure to read this. Thanks.
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Postby Songweaver » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:03 pm

The second part of Icarus' article is published, speaking towards a no-brainer solution to the standard learning curve problem, that every game in our genre could benefit from. Take a look!

Lowering Barriers to Entry, Part Two
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Postby Jeshin » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:02 am

Congrats to Shadows of Isildur for Radioactivejesus putting in a strong tolkien inspired orc concept into our contest for July.

He took 3rd place.

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Postby Songweaver » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 pm

This week, we've published Crayon's new article on putting the power of regional expansion into the hands of a game's players. Check it out!

Building an Elastic Game World
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Postby Songweaver » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:37 pm

This week, we've published a new article from Jeshin, discussing the economic systems and design of RPGs/MUDs/MMOs. Check it out!

Creating an RPG Economy
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Postby Songweaver » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:56 pm

This week, we've published an opinion editorial from original Dragon Ball Infinite administrator, Leah, on the considerations and applications of staff ethics. Check it out!

Staff Ethics, the Hows and Whys
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Postby Tepes » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:22 pm

Too bad they tried to force me to remake my character, after hours of play, because my name was "close" to an admin's name and they didn't like it. It was a good game, until then.
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