[MUD-Dev] To good to be TRUE, in an MMPORPG?

Travis Casey efindel at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 31 08:19:56 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


On Tuesday 31 July 2001 01:03 am, J C Lawrence wrote:
> Steve Daniels <Steve> wrote:

>> GoP?  I missed the definition of that.

> GoP == Goal Oriented Play (I think I'm responsible for that one).
> Loosely MUD or game types which are explicitly goal driven or
> based, as versus softer more intangible games such as RP, talkers,
> furry, et al.

Personally, I prefer to think of it as "Game Oriented Play", since
"Goal Oriented Play" could mean anything, depending on what one's
goal is.  (That is, a player's goal does not necessarily have
anything to do with the game.)  "GoP" is often contrasted to "RP",
which makes no sense if it is "Goal Oriented Play" -- after all, RP
is just a different goal.

In truth, though, I prefer the rec.games.frp.advocacy
"dramatist/gamist/simulationist" set to simply dividing things into
"GoP" vs. "RP".

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