Splash DamageBlogCommunity Question: Stamina Bars - Yay or nay?

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Community Question: Stamina Bars - Yay or nay?


Our latest Community Question is here, pondering the fun factor of stamina bars in games. Those of you playing Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory will be familiar with that game's stamina bar - sprinting and jumping eat up certain amounts of the bar, which recovers when you're not doing either one of those things. Both Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and Brink did away with the stamina bar, allowing for unlimited sprinting/jumping/SMARTing. But which system works better? This neatly leads us to our question:

How do you feel about stamina bars limiting the amount of sprinting and jumping available to players?

Please cast your vote in our poll and do let us know your arguments for and against stamina bars in the comments.