bugs (was RE: [MUD-Dev] players who "take away from the game")

Holly Sommer hsommer at micro.ti.com
Mon Nov 15 07:37:01 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Charles Hughes wrote:

> Um, why?   I'm a much bigger player than admin and I've seen this
> attitude before but I don't understand it.  Why penalize a player
> for the inadequacies of a programmer?  The player is doing EXACTLY
> what he's supposed to - it's the game that is behaving improperly.
> Why not just take off your belt and whip the server?  (Or, more
> appropriately, the programmer. :)

First,  because I don't believe that self-flagellation does much good :) 
The answer to "why" though, is... "because those are the rules I'd set 
up." The players are warned ahead of time about bug exploitation, so it's 
rather like having a big red button that says "Don't Press Me."

-Holly



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