[MUD-Dev] Character Restraint & Capture.

Matt Mihaly the_logos at ironrealms.com
Thu Mar 4 21:28:02 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004


On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Jester wrote:

> Justice implies laws to cover all types of crimes, so I agree the
> system wont do that, it will only cover the crime of murder, but
> as this IMHO the most psychologically impacting crime (bar rape)
> common to the genre, it deserves to be addressed.

Well, no, that's not what your system covers. What your system
covers is someone who initiates a physical attack ending in
death. That's not the same thing as murder. Murder requires a
context (as opposed to killing) and this system cannot recognize
more than the most primitive of contexts.

> It suits computer judgment very well as it is a simple
> quantifiable action, either you initiated an attack on the victim
> (causing or contributing to their death) or you didn't so it
> should be able to deliver a better form of 'justice' than the
> player currently has the choice of :)

Again, justice is all about context.

--matt
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