The Importance of Distraction in Persistent Online Games

It sounds preposterous, doesn’t it? To have distractions within the very game world that exists purely for the sole purpose of distraction. And yet, it’s true. Saving the world time and again can be tiresome business – and the worlds that don’t offer their heroes a chance to take a break and indulge in the finer things of virtual life find themselves with a populace festering with insurmountable burnout. There are many approaches to the topic of distraction in MMOs – and all work to varying degrees of efficacy. Most fascinating, however, is how the structure of the base game […]