[MUD-Dev] Gamasutra: Online Justice Systems

Draymoor fibhufky at erols.com
Wed Mar 22 15:14:28 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


From: Matthew Mihaly <diablo at best.com>
>They will fail if they are basing their system on the idea of single
>characters. You cannot prevent people having multiple characters. They can
>use seperate credit cards and seperate names. Ensuring there is only one
>character on per IP won't help either. I have personally, in the past,
>created multiple accounts and played them simultaneously using multiple
>credit cards and seperate ISPs. All you do with a system like that is make
>it easier on the people willing to go to greater lengths, because you
>create the presumption that no one is multi-playing, thus providing
>excelelnt cover for those who are multi-playing.

Couldn't you have the client check the computer for multiple characters?
Then you would nead another ISP, Credit Card, AND computer. Sure, it doesn't
solve the problem, but it does make it harder to get arround the rule.

-Philip Loguinov





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