[MUD-Dev] Too much magic?

Richard A. Bartle richard at mud.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 09:18:25 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004

On 11th February 2004, Brian Hook wrote:

> As you wear more and more magical items, your allergic reaction
> starts having a debilitating effect -- lowered defense, movement,
> sight, healing, etc.

Items don't have to be magical to be over-powered. "Magic" is merely
a fiction used to explain why some items have features beyond what
makes physical sense.

The real question is why virtual worlds "need" super-powerful items
in the first place, magical or otherwise.

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