[MUD-Dev] Striving for originality

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Fri Jun 7 18:35:03 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Kwon Ekstrom wrote:

> Pkers are short-term thinkers on the whole... they're looking for
> instant gratification.  They'll bitch and moan when there's nobody
> on to kill, but they'll run everyone else off if given a chance.
> That's why you have to enforce it somehow.  They resent
> "artificial" intervention so admin enforced rules will lose
> respect for you in the eyes of the players.  Which is why I
> recommend logging in a pker and "enforcing" the rules thru a
> little interaction.

Uh. Say basketball was PK. How would you log on a new basketball
player to smack down Michael Jordan, without making it obvious
you're cheating? (using 'Flubber' on your shoes, or whatever). I
think you're assuming a PK system in which personal skill is nearly
irrelevant.
 
--matt

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