[MUD-Dev] Web vs. Java client

Jeff Fuller jfuller at originmail.com
Wed Nov 12 09:28:01 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


Ben Greear wrote:

> If magic is working with arcane runes and powers invisible to most
> mortals, how much different is that from getting your perl script
> to help you in battle? :)

Because you give a certain class of players a distinct advantage
with skills outside the scope of the game. People who can and
understand programming become elite warriors. Those who do not
become sheep, and in turn become frustrated and leave your
environment. You end up with a serious imbalance in game mechanics.

It hardly seems fair if some brilliant coder has devised a special
script that lets him react at twice the speed of a non scripted
player in your game world, thus rendering your non-scripted player
weaker due to technology not play skill/knowledge.

You don't want your RPG to become a test of coding skills? Unless of
course your game is some kind of game involving programming :)
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