I've recently been pondering a question of the reason behind a certain game mechanic used in many games.
I was going to ask it on Arqade as the Ask > On-Topic section in the FAQ states:
Game mechanics and terminology
but it also mentions this in the 'prohibited questions' section:
Speculative questions about developer intent, with respect to both mechanics and narrative
The question I want to ask is generally 'why is this game mechanic popular?'.
Can I ask these type of questions?