[MUD-Dev] Something in the water

Jon Morrow Jon at Morrow.net
Wed Aug 1 10:19:53 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Mihaly

> We've considered these admin-run RP rewards many times, and always
> rejected them because it would, I think, lead to systems where
> players would attempt to "rp" when the admins were likely to be
> watching ("Hey mommy, look at how well I roleplay! *jumps up and
> down and waves arm to get mommy's attention*) and would end up
> causing resentment among players who roleplayed and didn't get
> noticed. Squeaky wheel gets the grease and I don't believe that
> being 'loud' in speech or behavior (to get the attention of the
> admins) should be required. Generally, I want just the opposite
> really.

Have you considered having admins watch players while invisible, at
random times, and at random locations?  You could also make the
bonuses fairly rare, meaning players wouldn't work for them as much,
but would rather see them as a sign of passive encouragement.



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