[MUD-Dev] Character development [was Re: ]

Ben Greear greear at cyberhighway.net
Tue Apr 14 23:15:55 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Vadim Tkachenko wrote:

> Hate to quote everything, but have to preserve the meaning - 
> First of all, I was thinking about something like that before, just a
> little different - there was a connection to link-dead players as well,
> the idea was that every beginner gets his own alternate reality (read
> Castle Amber by Zelazny) and as he gets more advanced, he'll be able to
> create some alternative realities as well.
> And the second notion, why, again, limit that with numbers 30, 40, 50,
> etc...? Create a rule, which may be dynamic as well (and provide the way
> to strip the player from his possession if he falls down...

I'd like to tie it to something like gold.  I think it would be much
better than the standard 'rent' to keep inflation in check.  You could
also award 'titles' to lands in quests...  With good OLC this might
even get the players interested....  This would be best in a world
that had no real concept of dropping link or logging out (other than the
computer makes your decisions.)  In other words, build yourself a keep,
and populate it well with enough guards and solid doors to keep yer 
arse safe during the long night!

My next space based game will encorporate this somehow, at least the last
part.  (For those who participated in the Persistant Storage thread, I've
got an implementation that I think is a good start.  I should have it 
up on my web page for public perusal in a day or two, I'll let the list

Ben Greear (greear at cyberhighway.net)  http://www.primenet.com/~greear 
Author of ScryMUD:  mud.primenet.com 4444

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