[MUD-Dev] Innovation restrictions (was: Information sharing)

Koster Koster
Mon May 7 23:24:08 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Sizer
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 6:42 PM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: Re: [MUD-Dev] Innovation restrictions (was: Information
> sharing)

> From: Koster, Raph <rkoster at verant.com>

>> Hurm, can't say that I ever recall that happening with any product
>> that I've been close to. Usually the stuff for an expansion pack is
>> just so durn big that you'd never even consider it for a regular
>> patch.
 
> Does that go for -everything- in that expansion?  I know people
> don't (usually) sell expansions consisting purely of patches... but
> it wouldn't surprise me if there might be some small-yet-significant
> things that are included alongside the extra artwork and zones which
> may have been held back.

A better way to look at it is, here's an expansion which has some big
things in it--a new continent, a new player race, stuff like
that. Odds are there's a separate team developing it from your regular
Live team. This separate team may well add in small things
too. Doesn't mean that it was stuff considered for Live and
intentionally not patched to make the expansion pack more
attractive... It may well have been pushed off for any of a number of
reasons, and the expansion team just happens to be the resources that
get to actually put it in.

-Raph
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