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

Koster Koster
Tue Oct 20 11:59:53 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


> -----Original Message-----
> From: quzah [sotfhome] [mailto:quzah at softhome.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 1998 11:26 AM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: Trusting the Client (Re: Laws of Online World D
> esign)
> 
> 
> From: Koster, Raph <rkoster at origin.ea.com> on Tuesday, 
> October 20, 1998 at 8:49
> AM
> Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: Trusting the Client (Re: Laws of 
> Online World D esign)
> 
> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Vadim Tkachenko [mailto:vt at freehold.crocodile.org]
> >> Sent: Monday, October 19, 1998 10:29 PM
> >> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> >> Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: Trusting the Client
> >I have NEVER seen a game where
> >prevalence of hack programs was regarded as a good thing by 
> either the
> >designers or the playerbase as a whole.
> >
> >-Raph
> 
> 
> The character backup program for Diablo(tm) for online playing.
> I believe some of these allowed you to duplicate items, but the
> one I had around did not. Thus, it was handy when you wanted to
> play by yourself, or in a locked game with a pal and didn't want
> to worry about all of the cheaters coming in and slaughtering
> you. Shrug.
> -Q-


A new law? "Hacks breed other hacks." What you're saying is that since
you regarded the prevalence of hacks as a problem, you welcomed a hack
that minimized their impact. My statement stands :)

-Raph




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