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This is a listing of the most popular posts on the site, based purely on visits. I should warn you, sometimes posts go viral without actually being of any interest. So you may want to instead check out the Recommended Posts page, which has large overlap with this one. Also, the database for this is a little buggy so you may see duplicates.

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Top 100 Viewed Posts

1) 253293 Three more games leave Slamdance
2) 176152 Game design book stuff
3) 173804 40 ways to be a better (game) designer
4) 146668 Calendar
5) 124527 What are the lessons of MMORPGs today?
6) 112714 Are single-player games doomed?
7) 90216 AGC: Rob Pardo’s keynote
8) 84791 CopyBot
9) 82398 Narrative is not a game mechanic
10) 82223 The Fundamentals of Game Design
11) 74556 Thoughts on the Metaverse Summit
12) 67841 The Healing Game
13) 64480 A guild trademarks its name
14) 63602 Zuckerberg talks games
15) 60960 User created content
16) 59306 How to hack an MMO
17) 58490 Measuring MMOs
18) 56703 Project Horseshoe: Influences
19) 54115 ARPU vs ARPPU
20) 53946 More PS3 stuff
21) 53788 SWG is shutting down
22) 52169 Are MUDs and MMORPGs the same thing?
23) 51162 The perfect geek age?
24) 49576 Do levels suck?
25) 49352 UO’s resource system
26) 46976 A bit on how I think games work
27) 45371 The best game design articles on the site
28) 45150 Facebook rebrands the Internet
29) 44914 Where 3d browser stuff stands
30) 44914 Where 3d browser stuff stands
31) 44914 Where 3d browser stuff stands
32) 43590 Announcing Areae
33) 42639 The game without treadmills
34) 42557 The lifecycles of a player
35) 42209 Blog maintenance
36) 42209 Blog maintenance
37) 42209 Blog maintenance
38) 42209 Blog maintenance
39) 41481 Are virtual worlds over?
40) 41475 Webkinz & kin: yet more mammals
41) 41213 ‘Flation
42) 41183 Speaking at #gdc11: Social Mechanics, again
43) 41149 What the Web and games have to teach each other
44) 39785 How UO rares were born
45) 39731 Use-based systems
46) 39178 A Letter to Leigh
47) 39003 The evil we pretend to do
48) 38697 Metaplace.com closing
49) 38451 On getting criticism
50) 38334 Making games more cheaply
51) 38305 Where does popularity come from, or the Wisdom of Crowds revisited
52) 38196 Monthly Report, May-June 2006
53) 38023 A bit on how I think games work
54) 37942 Single-player Singularity
55) 37850 Gold farmers form trade association
56) 37438 The next next gen
57) 36911 How Open Big virtual worlds grow
58) 35845 Guestbook Issues
59) 35824 ETech07 liveblog: Incantations for Muggles
60) 34916 Are microtransactions actually the future?
61) 33653 OGLE
62) 33581 How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days
63) 33208 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
64) 33208 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
65) 33208 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
66) 32956 “X” isn’t a game!
67) 32857 GDC 07: Game Studies Download
68) 32847 Do levels suck? Part II
69) 32298 What core gamers should know about social games
70) 31407 A vague game idea
71) 30999 AGC: Damion Schubert, “Moving Beyond Men in Tights”
72) 30996 Why don’t our NPCs…
73) 30683 What is a Diku?
74) 30654 Finally a way to play Guitar Hero on PS3
75) 29912 Tapping Guitar Hero
76) 29721 Do auction houses suck?
77) 29305 Do classes suck?
78) 28933 Good design, Bad design, Great design
79) 28877 Improving F2P
80) 28782 Leaving SOE
81) 28675 UO’s resource system, part 2
82) 28572 Tired of hearing about the NGE
83) 28569 GDC10: Scaling Social Games, Robert Zubek
84) 28569 GDC10: Scaling Social Games, Robert Zubek
85) 28398 Metaplace!
86) 28368 Players who post, posters who play
87) 28296 Monthly Report: February 2006
88) 27804 Gold farmers get creative about advertising
89) 27418 UO’s resource system, part 3
90) 27381 The EVE upset
91) 26376 ETech07: The Core of Fun
92) 26375 GDC10: Justin Hall, Fate of a Social Games Company
93) 26375 GDC10: Justin Hall, Fate of a Social Games Company
94) 26325 Speaking at Casual Connect
95) 26325 Speaking at Casual Connect
96) 26325 Speaking at Casual Connect
97) 26325 Speaking at Casual Connect
98) 26287 Great description of how blogging has changed
99) 26287 Great description of how blogging has changed
100) 26287 Great description of how blogging has changed