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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) 253368 Three more games leave Slamdance
2) 176227 Game design book stuff
3) 174090 40 ways to be a better (game) designer
4) 155210 Calendar
5) 124901 What are the lessons of MMORPGs today?
6) 113494 Are single-player games doomed?
7) 90441 AGC: Rob Pardo’s keynote
8) 84970 CopyBot
9) 82776 Narrative is not a game mechanic
10) 82572 The Fundamentals of Game Design
11) 74806 Thoughts on the Metaverse Summit
12) 68113 The Healing Game
13) 64595 A guild trademarks its name
14) 63682 Zuckerberg talks games
15) 61137 User created content
16) 59667 How to hack an MMO
17) 58745 Measuring MMOs
18) 56895 Project Horseshoe: Influences
19) 54490 ARPU vs ARPPU
20) 54032 More PS3 stuff
21) 53951 SWG is shutting down
22) 52381 Are MUDs and MMORPGs the same thing?
23) 51251 The perfect geek age?
24) 49885 Do levels suck?
25) 49540 UO’s resource system
26) 47222 A bit on how I think games work
27) 45783 The best game design articles on the site
28) 45249 Facebook rebrands the Internet
29) 45193 Where 3d browser stuff stands
30) 45193 Where 3d browser stuff stands
31) 45193 Where 3d browser stuff stands
32) 43703 Announcing Areae
33) 42800 The game without treadmills
34) 42694 The lifecycles of a player
35) 42457 Blog maintenance
36) 42457 Blog maintenance
37) 42457 Blog maintenance
38) 42457 Blog maintenance
39) 41688 Are virtual worlds over?
40) 41596 Webkinz & kin: yet more mammals
41) 41352 ‘Flation
42) 41279 What the Web and games have to teach each other
43) 41253 Speaking at #gdc11: Social Mechanics, again
44) 39975 Use-based systems
45) 39974 How UO rares were born
46) 39343 A Letter to Leigh
47) 39173 The evil we pretend to do
48) 38889 Metaplace.com closing
49) 38636 On getting criticism
50) 38495 Making games more cheaply
51) 38443 Where does popularity come from, or the Wisdom of Crowds revisited
52) 38275 Monthly Report, May-June 2006
53) 38269 A bit on how I think games work
54) 38020 Gold farmers form trade association
55) 38009 Single-player Singularity
56) 37552 The next next gen
57) 37035 How Open Big virtual worlds grow
58) 35923 Guestbook Issues
59) 35902 ETech07 liveblog: Incantations for Muggles
60) 35054 Are microtransactions actually the future?
61) 33768 How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days
62) 33746 OGLE
63) 33478 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
64) 33478 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
65) 33478 Are virtual worlds just for kids?
66) 33168 “X” isn’t a game!
67) 33110 Do levels suck? Part II
68) 32960 GDC 07: Game Studies Download
69) 32452 What core gamers should know about social games
70) 31514 A vague game idea
71) 31137 Why don’t our NPCs…
72) 31126 AGC: Damion Schubert, “Moving Beyond Men in Tights”
73) 31006 What is a Diku?
74) 30741 Finally a way to play Guitar Hero on PS3
75) 29970 Tapping Guitar Hero
76) 29888 Do auction houses suck?
77) 29437 Do classes suck?
78) 29065 Good design, Bad design, Great design
79) 28994 Improving F2P
80) 28877 Leaving SOE
81) 28859 UO’s resource system, part 2
82) 28749 GDC10: Scaling Social Games, Robert Zubek
83) 28749 GDC10: Scaling Social Games, Robert Zubek
84) 28723 Tired of hearing about the NGE
85) 28504 Players who post, posters who play
86) 28501 Metaplace!
87) 28384 Monthly Report: February 2006
88) 27906 Gold farmers get creative about advertising
89) 27574 UO’s resource system, part 3
90) 27502 The EVE upset
91) 26613 Speaking at Casual Connect
92) 26613 Speaking at Casual Connect
93) 26613 Speaking at Casual Connect
94) 26613 Speaking at Casual Connect
95) 26595 GDC10: Justin Hall, Fate of a Social Games Company
96) 26595 GDC10: Justin Hall, Fate of a Social Games Company
97) 26515 Great description of how blogging has changed
98) 26515 Great description of how blogging has changed
99) 26515 Great description of how blogging has changed
100) 26497 ETech07: The Core of Fun