[MUD-Dev] java clients

Matt Mihaly the_logos at ironrealms.com
Thu Nov 13 19:57:34 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, ceo wrote:

> Superficially, I guess it is similar. But, being sensible about
> it, upgrading java has no effect on the user other than asking
> them to click the mouse between 5 and 10 times, and wait somewhere
> between 10 minutes and a couple of hours. Since they don't
> actually have to sit there and watch it download, it's misleading
> for me to say they have to "wait", when psychologically all they
> need do is fire-n-forget, then "try again this evening", by which
> point your game will magically work for them.

10 minutes is too long. 2 hours is a ridiculous amount of time. Most
text mudders will just leave.

--matt
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