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

J C Lawrence claw at cp.net
Wed Nov 17 15:03:22 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On 13 Nov 1999 12:27:36 +0000 
Ronan Farrell <rfarrell at sslinc.com> wrote:

> Quzah, exploiting the system is one thing, but what you did was,
> imho, wrong.  I believe that there should be some protection
> against abuses in a system.  What you did was find a loophole and
> you abused it.  I see no valid reason why a game should allow
> someone to kill someone else hundreds of times, killing them back
> to level-1.  You exploiting the fact that someone repops sitting
> down and with low hps...

I take the opposite view:

  Quzah's actions were entirely logically consistent within the
framework defined by the game.  Therefore his actions were
acceptable.  Whether or not those mechanics are suitable or should
be changed is another matter, and outside any consideration of Quzah
directly, but would relate to the logical consistency and mechanical
functioning of the game world.

  As for the social/fairness implications of Quzah's actions, that's
something for the players to handle and has no need of involving the
admins at all.

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J C Lawrence                              Internet: claw at kanga.nu
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