[MUD-Dev] Re: Prescience Rules?

Vadim Tkachenko vt at freehold.crocodile.org
Thu Jun 18 23:06:28 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

Richard Woolcock wrote:
> Dan Shiovitz wrote:
> >
> [snip]
> > I'd be curious to know how you implemented a "detect lie" skill that
> > works on other players without invoking OOC negotiation. Or telepathy,
> > for that matter.
> Well I admit that they are not coded very well, however I will describe
> them and then go on to describe how I would like to expand them.
> Detect lie:  Players have access to an 'announce' command, which can be
> followed by a couple of parameters.  For example:
>    ]announce diab no
>    You announce 'I have never committed diablerie'.
> Then if someone examines your aura they get the message:
>    Bubba has recently lied.

Which would be a perfect complement of an alignment system, for those
who cares. The artificial requirements for a paladin to be good and
lawful, for example, fit into this, as well as continue into the trial
system discussed a couple of months ago. 

Would 'claim' be the better term?

Also, cases of a stolen possession ('I claim you stole this sword from
me'), which is followed by the vendetta or a bounty.

> I would like to (when I have the time) replace the announce command with
> a parser to check through spoken strings and determine what the players is
> actually saying, creating a 'TRUE/FALSE' lie detection accordingly.

Side note: make it external and pluggable, it may consume all the
processor power :-)

> KaVir.

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Vadim Tkachenko <vt at freehold.crocodile.org>
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