[MUD-Dev] Re: Missing the point: OpenMUD, Gamora, Casbah, etc.

Darrin Hyrup shades at mythicgames.com
Mon Oct 26 14:15:21 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

At 07:26 PM 10/26/98 +0100, Niklas Elmqvist wrote:

>As for whether or not starting from scratch: I believe we should. I
>believe DevMUD can be a valid and worthy member of the MUD server
>community, and one that may very well gain a position of high prominence.
>So why should we build a new MUD server and not use the existing ones?
>"Why climb the highest mountain?" is a good quote to answer this question
>(albeit one that does not really apply to this...). If not people like
>Linus Torvalds, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein had thought something
>like "hmm, I am sure we can do something better about this", humanity
>would not be far off today.
>(Okay, that was overly pompous, but you get my drift, I hope :)

And of course, don't forget the most important reason...  because it'll be
fun! :)

Secondarily, it will be a great learning experience for all of us, and for
those who come later and wish to learn from our experiences.



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