[MUD-Dev] An Introduction

Matthew Mihaly diablo at best.com
Wed Sep 15 14:14:33 New Zealand Standard Time 1999


On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Koster, Raph wrote:

> LegendMUD (http://mud.sig.net or telnet://mud.sig.net:9999) runs into this
> problem constantly, because of its historical theme. And in our case, it
> goes beyond just that simple a problem. Several times now we've had
> accusations of anti-Semitism, for example, because there are Jewish
> moneylenders in the medieval period. We've turned down many proposals to
> build areas set during the life of Christ...

Sigh, that is so sad. People are idiots. Still, considering you guys
appear to be a free mud (I didn't play the game, but I saw no immediate
mention of charging on the web page), why do you really care? I would
think, and I'm only projecting my personal morals here, that if there was
no money involved, I would completely ignore idiots who complain about
such things. I mean, the time period around Christ would be great for your
mud! Screw the Christians if they get all offended by portrayls of history
that don't fit in with their mythical view of history. The net's
population is far more enlightened and rational than the majority of the
populace, and I'd think that generally, most won't care. Those that do,
well, so what. You're running it for fun, so let them moan (hell, I'd
enjoy their moaning, and I'd enjoy winding them up). That is, of course,
just me. I guess I"m just wondering why you care.
--matt




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