[MUD-Dev] Another Reality Check [was Re: Black Snow Revisited ]

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Thu Apr 11 03:31:15 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com wrote:
> From: Matt Mihaly [mailto:the_logos at achaea.com]
 
>> We've had a couple people sell their characters, but Achaea is a
>> small enough game where it's virtually impossible to do that with
>> any medium strength or higher character and not run a significant
>> chance of someone noticing that your personality is different. A
>> few well-placed shrubbings has taught most people not to try and
>> waste their money that way.
 
> Whats your reasoning for disallowing character sales? Is it
> because characters can hold political roles in your game that you
> don't want to be transferable to other people? (I'm not even
> certain on the political aspect, but I vaguely recall you
> mentioning it).

Well:

  1) We believe it costs us money.

  2) We believe it pisses off other players (most of the time we
  find out about people doing this sort of thing when another player
  complains).

  3) It irks the part of me that enjoys fictional continuity.

--matt

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