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

Vadim Tkachenko vt at freehold.crocodile.org
Tue Oct 20 19:36:07 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

Koster, Raph wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vadim Tkachenko [mailto:vt at freehold.crocodile.org]
> > Sent: Monday, October 19, 1998 10:29 PM

> > Now, back to school. What is a definition of a normal play?
> Strict: play that obeys the intent of the rules created by the games'
> designers.

Somehow, makes me think about the quotation from one of Soviet SF books:

Basilisk, n.: Creature which allegedly turns into stone everything it
looks at. Doesn't exist.

I remember you said it yourself earlier, didn't you?

> Crack programs break both of these. 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.

Totally agree.

Still alive and smile stays on,
Vadim Tkachenko <vt at freehold.crocodile.org>
UNIX _is_ user friendly, he's just very picky about who his friends are

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