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Raph Koster: Powerlevelling Is Good For You!

Worth a read.

The reason we react negatively to power-levelling is once again the hang-up over whether or not someone “earned” their “position.” And I am increasingly unsure that the very notions of “earning” “position” make a damn bit of sense in these games.

Especially don’t miss the comments. Lots of back and forth, and I agree with almost everyone. Doublethink!