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The Grind Mystery: Escalating Reward Schedules

Today’s post on ihobo is about the Grind Mystery, namely:

Given the tremendous volume of psychological research that has been conducted on reward schedules, why is it that the most basic form used in digital games – that behind the grind in every computer RPG, and many other games beside – does not seem to exist in the literature?

You can read the entire post, and comment on it, over at ihobo.com.