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One of our most popular interviews of late has been the one with Raph Koster. Once again Raph has hit on as aspect of games that should be migrated to other forms of media. Raph was a speaker at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference where he took the audience through a demonstration of what Amazon.com would look like if it was designed to maximize fun.

Alice who writes the Wonderland blog attended the conference and as is often the case delivered a fantastic article that touches on the major points that Raph was attempting to convey.

It is easy for us as a game network to see what our readers enjoy, what is fun, and what is not. You love forums. The debate of countless points from the trivial to the critical is a game in itself. Your post count is a badge of honour.

You don't enjoy delivering census information, or maybe you do and we simply haven't given you a mechanism that makes it "fun". For some of you the current methodology works. 4,345,272 character records in our WoW Census tell me that some of you are enjoying what is offered in that corner of our network, but it could obviously be a lot more fun. What is missing?
Our network will be undergoing a face-lift in the next few weeks. This is the perfect time to tell us what you would like to see on the network and how you would like it to be delivered. Our goal is to give you, our readers, no reason to have to visit any other MMOG community. The question to you is, why do you visit them now? What can we create here that you enjoy elsewhere? How can we improve it?

We are dedicated and passionate about being the only place that you need visit for your MMOG news and information. Let us know what you would like and we'll build it.

E-mail me or click the link below.

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.