[MUD-Dev] Whereabouts of 'Evil MUD Admin' Handbook
jacobc at chiefarchitect.com
Thu Jan 9 14:38:26 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003
On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 20:27, Koster, Raph wrote:
> From: Jacob Cord
>> A long-time MUDding cow-orker of mine was telling me about an old
>> file about being an evil MUD admin. I don't know what the name
>> of the file was, but he said it has been around a long
>> time. Methods such as avoiding full player wipes (and doing
>> random single player wipes instead) to avoid players complaining
>> too much were suggested. It sounded really funny.
> BTW, this doc is not meant in jest, it's meant completely
> seriously. That's part of what I've been discussing with him...
It was described to me as being funny, I was having the hardest time
finding it. Thanks for pointing it out to me, and for the updated
After reading it, it seems funny from an outsider's
perspective. Perhaps a bit mean in places from a player perpective
(eg the random player deletion or "decimation"), and spot on from an
Admin perspective. I especially agree with the "Cheating" section,
[quotes Michael Lawrie]
I often find that giving people who know too much about the game
for your liking a bit of power takes away their need to abuse the
system and so everyone is happy.
Aside from that, he makes several other good points. I'm glad I
finally got to read this.
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