[MUD-Dev] Is difficult communication the barrier to community in MMORPGs? (fwd)

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Tue Jun 18 17:24:11 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Mark Eaton wrote:

> there is research being done in facial recognition. I think its
> interesting to imagine a future MMOG hooked up to a camera that
> would mimic your facial expressions on your avatar, and put an end
> once and for all to those fake /emote commands.

They wouldn't get rid of emote commands, particularly ones that
affect someone else. While I can type "hop Trevin" and have everyone
see me hopping up and down on poor Trevin's foot, this wouldn't be
something I'd want to have to actually emulate while playing a MUD.

--matt

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