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Zileas' List of Game Design Anti-Patterns

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IntFam

Senior Member

10-18-2010

This is, to me, a lot like the commentary modes on Valve's games. It lets me see inside the head of the designer without having to manually pick his brain :P


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Thor Of Asgard

Senior Member

10-19-2010

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Lord GiantR:
In DotA there were stuff like 5 second stuns. And auto attacks hurt like hell (cept techies).
And Huskar.


Huskar...

I remember when they first implemented him... like my 4th year of playing that game...

New troll here...

Oh the horror.


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Tamat

Recruiter

10-20-2010

Great post Zileas! I always enjoy reading or listening to you talk about game design.


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nicolo

Vice President of International Business

10-20-2010

I like reading posts of my colleagues to learn new stuff :-)


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kdiz

Junior Member

10-23-2010

Thanks for this post. It has helped me understand/remedy the burden of knowledge and hardcoreness I have implemented in my own design.

Much appreciated


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Axecution

Recruiter

10-23-2010

Quote:
Tamat:
Great post Zileas! I always enjoy reading or listening to you talk about game design.

Tiamat?...


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Tanerian

Senior Member

10-23-2010

Interesting read Zileas.

This is subtle stuff I've never really considered from a design standpoint.


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Zileas

VP of Game Design

10-23-2010

Quote:
kdiz:
Thanks for this post. It has helped me understand/remedy the burden of knowledge and hardcoreness I have implemented in my own design.

Much appreciated


np


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Zileas

VP of Game Design

10-23-2010

Quote:
Tanerian:
Interesting read Zileas.

This is subtle stuff I've never really considered from a design standpoint.


Well, that's why I do it full time I guess ;p


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Starr

Senior Member

10-23-2010

Tom what's your opinion on Morgana's shield? It's completely anti-fun. It literally goes against nearly everything you take pride in. It blocks ULTIMATES, and you can get it at level 1.

I can understand the small parts of it that reward players such as Morgana times her shield perfectly allowing her to dodge and make her opponent waste her ability. Or, her opponent chases her down (in rare cases) and times their spell to hit them when her shield goes off.

My biggest beef is that it blocks ultimates, which is insane for what type of skill it is.

Also, my buddy Nhan is rocking back and forward in his chair in despair of chronic pain.

Make him feel better by reviewing this for the 3rd time http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=267797.

He's already bribed a red with 50+ tacos to review it, he wasn't goin for it.