[MUD-Dev] Do players enjoy farming? (was MUD-Dev Digest, Vol 7, Issue9)

Paul Schwanz pschwanz at comcast.net
Mon Jan 12 17:57:31 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004


Rayzam wrote:

> That assumes that monster farmers want to do those other
> activities.  That the activity is the enjoyment. I think when
> players enjoy farming, its and ends and means thing. They like the
> end: more levels, abilities, spells, gold, whatnot. That lets them
> compare more favorably to other players, or beat them in PvP
> combat.  By farming, a player can safely advance to become bigger
> and badder. It's slow gain, but with no risk, so its a good
> paradigm for the risk-averse individuals. Being a farmer or a
> miner isn't the same thing, because while it may be the same sort
> of means, its not the same end.  What heroic farmer defeated the
> dragon by having the best crop yield?

The one that used the proceeds from that crop yield to buy the best
dragon-slaying spear along with the services of the best
dragon-slaying trainer?

--Phin
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