[MUD-Dev] players who "take away from the game"

Matthew Mihaly diablo at best.com
Wed Nov 10 12:00:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, J C Lawrence wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:01:54 -0800 (PST) 
> Matthew Mihaly <diablo at best.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Philip Loguinov -- Draymoor wrote:
> 
> >> This is totally untrue and I resent it, along with a couple other
> >> comments implying that teenagers aren't able to be mature (Though
> >> I do have to agree that many teenage boys are horribly
> >> immature). 
> 
> > Sorry, but you're wrong. It IS true. 99% of all my problem players
> > have been teenage boys, and they account for virtually none of our
> > revenue. 
> 
> Let's clarify here: This is a game of statistics.  One can argue
> endlessly as to the bahviour of the majority of teenagers found on
> any particular game.  The important point to realise is that this
> does not comment on the behaviour of all teenagers, the behaviour of
> any specific individual teenager, or even the behaviour of teenagers
> on any other specific game.  Remember: Given a bell curve something
> has to populate the fringes of the bell.

Yes, correct, though I'd imagine that teenage boys make up the vast
majority of immature idiot troublemakers in nearly all muds. As you say
though, I'm not implying that all teenage boys suck. We have a couple that
I quite like.
--matt




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