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MMOWTF: Nerfronomicon

Posted Jun 15, 2007 by Jon Wood

MMOWTF: Nerfronomicon

Weekly columnist Dan Fortier uses this week's edition of MMOWTF to talk about Nerfing in MMORPGs.

"That which is not an exploit may eternal lie and with strange eons, even buffs may die!"

There are aspects of gaming life that are completely transparent until something goes wrong. Server outages and the like remind us that there are tons of processes going on behind the scenes that ensure that we are having fun. Things like game balance are usually hot topics, but the huge pile of clockwork code and databases that are behind all of the perceived and real imbalances we experience are often overlooked. The forces at work in keeping the cosmic balance are often as mysterious as the seemingly uncaring Gods who watch with unblinking morbidity. This work will hopefully illuminate you to the horrors called Nerfs that lurk at the edges of perception and steal our sanity!

Read the rest of MMOWTF here.


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