[MUD-Dev] Ownership

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Thu Jun 13 17:23:00 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:

> Oh, I wouldn't say that; I'd say it *doesn't* offer the same sense
> of space, instead. But I'd go so far as to say that text MUDs are
> about *thoughts* while graphical MUDs are about *things*. If
> you're interested in roleplay, which is about thoughts, a text MUD
> will *tend* to support your desires better than a graphical
> MUD. If you're interested in combat, which is about things, the
> converse would be true.

Hmm. Our combat system is text, and it's far more fun (at least PvP)
than any graphical combat system I've ever seen, whether it's Quake,
Everquest, or Soul Caliber. Most of our hardcore PKers would no
doubt agree. I don't think text or graphics has anything to do with
whether combat is fun, really, particularly as fun is subjective.

I also read a review (posted it here) of Underlight recently, which
is an actual roleplaying graphical MUD instead of hack n' slash, and
the reviewer commented how much better it was roleplaying in a
graphical environment (even with fairly outdated graphics) than in a
text environment. Personal preference I'd say.

--matt

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