[MUD-Dev] Mud Evolution

Koster Koster
Fri Aug 4 08:51:00 New Zealand Standard Time 2000


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu 
> [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> rayzam
> Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 1:21 AM
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Koster, Raph" <rkoster at verant.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 11:24 AM
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu
> > > [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> > > Greg Underwood
> [SNIP]
> > >
> > > [snip] IMHO, most MUDs suffer from the philosophy of "constant
> > > evolution is a good thing."
> >
> > Yep. It's an admin-centric view. Just like "it's mymud, not 
> the players'."
> > :)
> >
>     Actually, I think that 'evolution is a good thing' is also a
> player-centric view.

Say, rather, that "addition is a good thing" is a player-centric view.
"Change is a bad thing" is also a common player view.

Admins like to tinker, by and large. But that also includes changing stuff.
Players tend to be resistant to change. 

There's a story about the time that Meridian 59 upgraded their artwork. Now,
if you ever saw the original release of M59, its graphics had become badly
dated before it released. Some time later, a decision was made to revamp the
graphics. They looked MUCH better. But players screamed, because their faces
and characters had changed...

-Raph



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