[MUD-dev] Fun in Games

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Fri May 3 17:25:33 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Thu, 2 May 2002, John Buehler wrote:

> Exactly the point of asking the question.  Is it acceptable to
> design a concentration camp where the player characters go dancing
> at night, despite the fact that they are burning more calories
> than their meager diet permits and that they are only accelerating
> their own demise.  It would seem to trivialize the entire notion
> of a concentration camp.  Warping reality through 'art' is
> something that an artist seems to take pride in, despite the fact
> that some of these warpings have a net negative effect on society.

Just a point: "net negative effect on society" is entirely in the
eye of the beholder, much like the value of the art itself.

--matt

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