[MUD-Dev] Re: Mud Tales

Jo Dillon emily at thelonious.new.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 23 06:47:48 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

Marian Griffith (gryphon at iaehv.nl) spake thusly:
> On Tue 19 May, Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:

> > That's the major reason people like RPGs in the first place, I think.
> > Because you can be important, and the fate of the world can rest on your
> > shoulders, and YOU get to brave the gorge of eternal peril and cross the
> > bridge of death and slay the dragon and get the girl. (Even if you don't
> > necessarily know what you're supposed to *do* with the girl just yet.)
> *giggle*
> Mind if I would get the prince instead? My taste does not run to girls
> after all.
> On a more serious note. I noticed that quite a few rpg games assume that
> everybody playing it is a guy and things occasionally get a little weird
> if you're not. The bad examples of course show just why girls don't like
> to hang out with guys their own age, especially during the early teens..

  /Very/ true. I have a female character and get hit on about once an
hour on some muds. It's about the most annoying thing about them. Of course,
the higher level you are the less of a problem it is. It hardly ever happens
to my wizard characters and never to my god ;) I suspect it does put off
a fair number of new players though. The trouble is it's a problem
that's very hard to deal with, at least without alienating the large
adolescent male chunk of your player base.


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