[MUD-Dev] curses and grief players
darius at bofh.net.au
Thu Jul 20 15:41:49 New Zealand Standard Time 2000
Greg Miller wrote:
> Matthew Mihaly wrote:
> > Nonsense. "The players" don't have a collective best interest. Each
> > player's best interest may differ dramatically. If Bob gets off on
> > pkilling, then it is in his best interest if the mud allows it. If Bill
> > hates p-killing, then it is in his best interest if the mud bans it, all
> > other things being equal.
> Not every individual's best interest aligns with the group all the time.
> Letting the group decide, however, works out to the groups best interest.
"Tragedy of the Commons"
(Who long since ceased to believe that catering for the lowest common
denominator in any system gives results in the best interests of even a
majority of that system's participants)
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