[MUD-Dev] Text Muds vs Graphical Muds

Blane Bramble bbramble at montavista.co.uk
Fri Jun 21 00:14:45 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

From: "Richard A. Bartle" <richard at mud.co.uk>
> On 19th June, 2002, Matt Mihaly wrote:

>> The Mudconnector, for instance, registers around 125k unique
>> users a month.  Not everybody in the MUD community uses it, but
>> being extremely optimistic about the size of the market, maybe
>> 1/3 do. That's an extremely optimistic estimate of 375k text MUD
>> users.

> The Mud Connector is for people who are looking to change MUDs. It
> isn't for people who are happy with the MUD they're playing.

> Do you believe a third of the players of your MUD use the
> Mudconnector every month? I'm pretty sure hardly any of mine do.

I agree - that's a bit like estimating the total number of IT staff
by taking the number who read The Register and tripling
it. Useless. Many many MUD players probably have never heard of The
Mudconnector, or even if they have don't bother visiting it.


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