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

Holly Sommer hsommer at micro.ti.com
Wed Nov 10 13:30:04 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


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

> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999 12:49:59 -0600 (CST) 
> Holly Sommer <hsommer at micro.ti.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Matthew Mihaly wrote:
> >> This logic fails, I think, when applied to obnoxious ooc jerks,
> >> of which there is no equivalent in real life communities.
> 
> > Don't be too sure of this -- I remember some friends who had
> > friends in SCA, and they *never* came OOC, any time they hung out
> > with us. That's pretty obnoxious.
> 
> This also relies on making the distinction between OOC and IC,
> something I do not do in my own games or gaming.  WYSIWYG.

Exactly. I don't do that, either -- I'm no roleplayer -- which is why I 
said I had conversations with the SCAers, but that it was a maddening 
process. At any rate, my point was that "obnoxious ooc jerks" are not 
missing from RL communities.

-Holly



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