[MUD-Dev] curses and grief players

Greg Miller gmiller at classic-games.com
Sat Jul 22 11:22:30 New Zealand Standard Time 2000

  Josh Olsen wrote:

> In MUD terms I subscribe to the theory of the "benevolent dictator," the
> person with absolute power and the absolute best interest of his "subjects"
> at heart.  I'm not a poli-sci expert, but I've read that the benevolent
> dictator is arguably the "best" form of government there is... until his
> spoiled power-hungry children inherit the throne, that is.  :)

For certain political aspects, yes. Even people who are smart and mean 
well, of course, screw up all the time. That really has more negative 
impact than the limited lifespan of the dictator. This is more 
problematic in societies subject to rapid change than with a traditional 
static mud world, of course.
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