[MUD-Dev] Re: Equipment Fit

pomales pomales at caip.rutgers.edu
Wed Sep 2 11:29:06 New Zealand Standard Time 1998


Hans-Henrik Staerfeldt wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Holly Sommer wrote:
> >
> > Bubba buys BOS... BOS->fit = 0; BOS->owner = "Bubba";
> > Every MUDday the boots are worn BOS->fit += 1;
> > Bubba wears the boots for about a month (BOS->fit == 30)
> > Someone (Ackbar) steals the boots and puts them on;
> > strcmp(BOS->owner, "Ackbar") returns negative, so the
> > boots have a "fit" of -30 for Ackbar. Each MUDday that
> > Ackbar wears the boots, so, BOS->fit += 1;
> > BOS->owner would still be "Bubba" until they reach 0.
>
> It would be silly :-) Then no one would ever lend out
> equipment, because the fitting would be 'reset'.
>
> Example:
>
>   Bubba lend out his well worn boots to Ackbar, just for
>   an hour, then the boots fit Ackbar badly (fair enough),
>   but when Bubba gets them back, they will fit him equally
>   poorly (owner will be "Bubba", but fit will be -30, not
>   30).

I think you misunderstood, this sounds like a greate idea. What Holly
said was that the boots would lose there "fit" slowly... Or rather
Ackbar
having worn the boots for an hour (mud day?) would increase the "fit" to

-29, but the owner is still Bubba. Remember the new owner takes effect
at 0. I think this system coupled with a equipment aging system would be

pretty nifty. How do you guys generally deal with ages of equipment?
Should a pair of boots that have undergone many such changes of fit
break sooner than another pair that didnt? I think they should, maybe
depending on the material in question...

Did I over quote?...

Elis Pomales





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