[MUD-Dev] Methods to Foster Relationships?

Peter Tyson PeterT at codemasters.com
Thu Jun 13 09:22:05 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


I think it's important to keep in mind the way relationships are
fostered out of combat and in direct contact. In UO you could meet
people trading, in cities, at the same bank, in the same mine, and
an endless number of other ways.

Other games, with less to do, result in less opportunities for
relationship building.

Some games offer zone-wide chat as it is a very effective way of
getting people talking (hit auto run and chat to folks). But of
course, maybe people hate this approach.

The challenge is to balance these different means of building
contact between the players with the natural desire of the majority
of players to advance at a breakneck pace ;)

Peter Tyson
Community Liaison Manager - Dragon Empires
Codemasters
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