[MUD-Dev] Re: Trusting the Client (Re: Laws of Online World Design)

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Tue Oct 13 19:41:40 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

[J C Lawrence:]

 >    3) Data I don't care if its correct or not.

 >Examples of each:

 >  #3 Predictive data from clients, or data from clients that doesn't
 >directly affect world state (eg SAY, TELL).

Only if no NPC hears what is spoken and acts on it. E.g.

    tell packrat to kill Chris

can have a fairly lasting effect on the world. All it takes is a 'bot
in a combat world that can act on spoken commands. There must be some
of those out there, no?

If player characters hear speech and act on it, they will be sending
commands to do the action, so that aspect is OK.

Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA

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