[MUD-Dev] The Relationship between pkers and monster AI?

Adam Wiggins adam at angel.com
Mon Sep 13 11:07:51 New Zealand Standard Time 1999


On Sun, 12 Sep 1999, Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:
> I've always considered "PvP" to mean players competing with other players.
> This would be not only direct PK, but also "race" situations like acquiring
> unique items before others do, "vanity" situations like trying to break the
> record at the in-game gambling casino, or "territorial" situations like
> claiming choice areas on the MUD. You could also include theft,
> trap-laying, destruction of property, and rumormongering. "PvP" has never,
> ever, ever meant the same as "PK" to me. 

Matt said much the same thing, and I agree in both cases, however I would
qualify this stuff as 2nd degree PvP.  Attempting to kill or steal
from someone can always be considered a direct assault on someone's
character.  Running for political office might be ("My arch-rival is
running for that office?  Than I shall, too!") but need not be.  (They
might not even know that someone else was running for that office.)

Adam





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