[MUD-Dev] Monthly FAQ Posting
gmiller at classic-games.com
Tue Aug 24 07:00:32 New Zealand Standard Time 1999
Marian Griffith wrote:
> Do -NOT- give in to player demands in this! Multi-classing are the root
> of all evil!
Having classes in the first place is the root of all evil.
> Seriously, multi-classing is a bad idea because it makes the individual
> players more self sufficient. It detracts from the cooperative aspects
> of a mud and in the end promotes selfish behaviour. I have seen a
You're assuming that the cooperative aspects are a good thing. I've seen
a lot of work put into reducing group sizes on organized PK muds, for
example, so it's not always a good thing. You also seem to be assuming
that there are no drawbacks, tradeoffs, etc for multiclassing.
> The other problem with it is that it is near impossible to balance the
> game once you allow multi-classing. You have, after all, low level char-
> acters running around with top-level equipment.
That's only a problem if you have ridiculously overpower equipment. If a
player's power comes from his character rather than his stuff, equipment
is a nonissue.
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