[MUD-Dev] Re: Crack.Com deceased, Golgotha source released (sorta)

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Fri Oct 23 13:21:06 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


On Fri, 23 Oct 1998 12:03:36 -0700 (PDT) 
Adam Wiggins<adam at angel.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 10:24:29AM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote: 

>> http://www.crack.com/golgotha_release/

> I think they got slashdot'ed.  I was on there shortly after the
> post to slashdot yesterday and they were already dead.

Which is a simple case point to indicate that MUD server and game
designers absolutely MUST handle flash crowds.  

  > shout  "Hey guys!  I killed Tiamat!  Come look!
  ...N thousand players teleport and walk over and all stand in a
    50' radius...
  Bubba says, "Hey, how many people can hear me?"
  Boffo says, "I can!"
  Bernie says, "I can!"
  2,000 other people say, "I can!"
  Bubba says, "SHUT UP!  I can't read it all!  Someone said
    something about Tiamat repopping soon.  Know anything about
    that?"
  Boffo says, "Not me!"
  Bernie says, "He'll kill us!  Run!"
  2,000 other people say, "Eeek!"
  ...your client scrollback buffer gets busy...

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