[MUD-Dev] Re: Levels versus Skills

Petri Virkkula pvirkkul at iki.fi
Sat Jan 16 03:16:09 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


>>>>> "Caliban" == Caliban Tiresias Darklock <caliban at darklock.com> writes:

Caliban> But... now there's virgin territory. Zones can get "played
Caliban> out" over time, if players spend a lot of time there; enemy
Caliban> regeneration is limited by existing power level, so if the
Caliban> enemy is sent packing often enough he will eventually dwindle
Caliban> into obscurity. Likewise, if players *ignore* the enemy, he
Caliban> will eventually snowball into an unstoppable force that will
Caliban> steamroll through the universe like a vast engine of doom,
Caliban> leaving nothing survive in his wake. Both situations are Bad

	In BatMUD we used to have a problem with players who kill only
	few monster (those considered to give big experience). We did
	the opposite you are doing: if a monster is killed too often
	it will give less and less exp and is also tougher. Our system
	(with explore points) was supposed to encourage exploring.

	Don't your system have similar problems? Don't your system
	require that players must visit an area regurarily?


	Petri




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