[MUD-Dev] Room-based vs. coordinate-based

Jon A. Lambert jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jun 4 22:05:28 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

> From: Chris Gray <cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA>
> Brings up the topic of room-based versus co-ordinate based representations.
> My surface thinking on this has been that a given set of co-ordinates
> will define a room, and that within that room things are room-based.
> The coords could also define a building of several rooms, etc. This
> is sort of a cop-out on my part, but it seems to be a way to get some of
> the advantages of both systems. If I can get some of the advantages of
> the coord system without having to do all of the proximity stuff for all
> of the commands, I'll take that cheat!
I've been skipping by these 3d and/or coordinate threads for some time since
I was planning a locational-based system.  I think this is a good idea.
Sort of a way for a locational based mud to cheat into coordinate-based 
system.  By simply adding a pair of (x,y,z) coordinate attributes to every 
room, character and object, one could gradually migrate into such a system?  
Coordinates are all relative to a single fixed location with the z
representing elevation and assumption of rectangular rooms.  At the minimum 
adding these to rooms might produce better maps.

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