[MUD-Dev] Blacksnow revisted

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Fri May 17 17:13:29 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Thu, 16 May 2002 Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com wrote:
> From: Damion Schubert

>> People who buy characters for $300 do place a value on their
>> characters.  Pretty explicitly, I might add.  Maybe they aren't
>> the guys that organize the in-game bake sale, but they might be,
>> and most people who spend $300 bucks for a character aren't
>> likely to do something that will get them banned.
 
> Leaving all this aside, if you allow account sales there is
> another possible issue. People may try and turn certain areas of
> your game into a production line to power level characters purely
> for sale. If you have tonnes of content this may not be an issue,
> but given that those making the production line are almost certain
> to pick the optimal place to level, I'm fairly certain they will
> lock heads with players doing the same. Its a similar problem to
> people farming equipment from static rare spawns for ebay, which
> again damages the majorities fun.

I don't enjoy loot n' level, so don't really play the DIKU type of
game, but from what I understand, it's basically a production line
anyway, regardless of whether people are selling the characters or
not. That was my understanding at least.

--matt

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