[MUD-Dev] mud vs. mush membership

Matthew Mihaly diablo at best.com
Tue Jul 27 15:03:20 New Zealand Standard Time 1999


On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Marian Griffith wrote:

> My initial remark about there being more players for non-combat oriented
> games than there are combat mud players was based on an old (!) mud list
> that had the mushes and such outnumber the muds by about 2 to 1. I added
> to that the observation  that the average mush that I know of has a sig-
> nificantly bigger active player base than the average mud that I know of
> and  came to the conclusion  that it would surprise me very much  if the
> statement  that social oriented players were a negliciable percentage of
> the mud players.  Hardly reliable statistics I admit,  but at least that
> is how I arrived at my conclusion.

Well, I suppose it's possible that mushes and such outnumber muds 2 to 1,
but how many players do these mushes have? When you have some muds that
have 10s of thousands of players, they alone will account for hundreds of
your average mud/mushes in terms of player base.
--matt




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