[MUD-Dev] download-barriers

Matt Mihaly the_logos at ironrealms.com
Tue Nov 18 19:43:34 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Joshua Judson Rosen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 07:57:34PM +0000, Matt Mihaly wrote:

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

> As a basis of comparison: it takes upwards of 15 minutes to
> download zMUD over a fast dial-up link.

Which is precisely why we provide a free macro and trigger-capable
java client that can be downloaded quickly, and precisely why the
java client is done in java 1.1 rather than a java version that
would require a download on the user's part.

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