[MUD-Dev] Something in the water

Koster Koster
Thu Aug 2 14:03:48 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Bowden
> --On Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:19 AM -0400 Jon Morrow 
> <Jon at Morrow.net> wrote:
 
>> 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.
 
> I don't believe that falls under the realm of "community building
> behavior." It's more the kind of thing I expect to find in MUDs
> run by young boys who're just out for kicks and in certain LPs
> where the administrators are voyeurs. If you don't understand why
> this would turn a playerbase off, I can't think of a way to
> explain it to you offhand.

I want to say that Simutronics actually did this, and got good
results. I seem to recall Elonka saying that at MERA. Is my memory
faulty? Anyone?

-Raph
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