[MUD-Dev] Request for ideas

Hans-Henrik Staerfeldt hhs at cbs.dtu.dk
Tue Oct 2 11:44:46 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Timothy Dang wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Eli Stevens wrote:
>> From: "Jon Leonard" <jleonard at slimy.com>
 
>>>   * Economic-based games, where players control businesses, hire
>>>   employees, consume resources for sale and profit.  In a MUD
>>>   this has the unique potential of having the contracts actually
>>>   enforced by the game.  (This has side effects as well...  What
>>>   to do about illegal contracts, or players who can't meet
>>>   contractual obligations?)
 
>> Game enforced contracts...  Hmm...
 
>> I am drawing something of a blank on what the game could enforce,
>> beyond "I will buy X item."  Care to expand?
 
> A couple times I've considered a kind of contract scripting
> language. The contract could specify that:
 
>   if Bubba gives Boffo 1 Hammer of Bashing before midnight, Nov. 15
>   {
>     if Boffo gives Bubba 1000gp before midnight, Nov. 30
>     {
>       contract fulfilled
>     }
>     else
>     {
>       blacklist Boffo
>     }
>   }
> 

Neat, this would also cover bets;

   if it rains before midnight, Nov. 30
   { 
      Bubba gives Boffo 10 gold
   }else{
      Buffo gives Bubba 10 gold
   }


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