[MUD-Dev] Ownership

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Tue Jun 11 04:50:45 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


From: "Matt Mihaly" <the_logos at achaea.com>

> I just thought that was an interesting comment.

I would expand upon it by observing that even when I accept that I
can only share my vision of my own character, I will almost
certainly be frustrated in my attempts to recreate that vision
within the game's limited range of customisation. In a graphical
MUD, I may be able to choose between blue eyes or green eyes, but on
a text MUD I can have "eyes the pale, near-luminous green of new
spring leaves under a late frost". No graphical MUD will *ever* be
able to give me that, even if it matched the color I imagined
*perfectly*... because I cannot extend the metaphor in a picture.


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