[MUD-Dev] Self-organizing worlds (was: Elder Games)

Nicholas Lee njl25 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 22 21:45:19 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, Koster, Raph wrote:

> UO did a lot of this. It wasn't very tolerant of typical player behavior,
> and basically blew up. I've since learned that it was an utterly predictable
> manifestation of the "Tragedy of the Commons" among other things.

One figure I heard was that 90% of the total possible animal population
ended up in the stables.

This obvious effected both the memory footprint, and spawning rates.


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