jeffk at tenetwork.com
Tue Jun 3 11:26:12 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
At 08:21 AM 6/3/97 PST8PDT, you wrote:
>>No. I want characters to die, both at other player's hands, and by
>>the game. There are no better predators that other players. I
>>certainly can't write a mobile script as good as even a mediocre
>I'd question whether your total lack of control over that PKer is worth
>the trade-off, myself.
At risk of continuing a thread we are trying to kill... I think this is a
good example of the dichotomy between RP goals and Game Oriented goals. If
you are building a game with a 'win" condition were that win is defined as
beatign the other players, its not a big deal that you have limited control
over this aspect. You do not want control over those areas that are most
related to the game goals or it becomes a "rigged game".
If, however, you are building an RP envrionment, as I've noted both you
(caliban) and I seem to be slanted towards, then player combat is NOT the
primary goal or purpose and death is ntoi the focus of the game. In tehse
cases I would personally be more emphatic and say it MUST be controlled to
keep it from being dtrimental to the goals of your environment. I just
wrote a bit on where death fits into the RP game, and in a good game its a
carefully controlled commodity.
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