[MUD-Dev] Re: Administrative notes

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Wed May 21 13:35:21 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

Miroslav Silovic wrote:
> Cajun Nights (krynn.solace.mh.se 7373) (application required, but it
> doesn't take more than an hour or two to get a char).

Yowch, been a while since you were there, isn't it? Approval on CN is
currently taking something on the scale of WEEKS. It goes a little
faster if you have a very pedestrian set of stats in combination with a
bland and boring background. 

Incidentally, it's cajun.solace.mh.se 7373 now. We moved it around a
little form machine to machine, and wanted to maintain a static address.

> Crypt is a neat WoD-themed MUSH at 7171

They're still up? Lordy lordy. I'll have to wander over there and see
how things are going, I lost the address.

> I would tend to agree that problem with MUSHes is that they require
> strong player involvement (i.e. it's hard for me to imagine anybody
> getting into full swing on one in less than a week).

Agreed, and help is hard to come by. Most MUSHes are operating much
higher in capacity than they expected, and are badly understaffed. A
MUSH needs greater staff involvement than most other systems.
> > There are about 4 terms I am aware of for "rule players" in the rolepaly
> > community...
> > "Rule play"
> > "Roll play"
> > "GOPer (Game Oriented Player)"
> > "MinMaxer (a specific kind of GOPing)"

On most MUSHes I have played, the common name is 'combat twink'. I've
also heard 'dice jockey', but more rarely; many MUSH players don't roll
dice at all. (It's been something over a year since I made a dice roll
on Cajun Nights.)
> What?! No "munchkin" ? :)

Munchkins are specifically Microsoft supporters. ;)

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