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The History of the Quest Compass & its Dreadful Convenience

Opinions are divided on quest compasses, with some seeing them as a useful convenience for players that want to get to the actual meat of the game and others seeing them as yet another sign of the dumbing down of CRPGs.If nothing else, this Gamasutra editorial from Felipe Pepe (who certainly belongs to the second camp) will provide food for thought for both camps, as it does a very good job at outlining the circumstances that ultimately made this UI helper feature as widespread as it is today. read more

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