[MUD-Dev] SOC: Will companysanctioned cheating hurttheMMOcommunity?

Derek Bryan frakkle at zugzug.net
Thu May 19 05:02:47 New Zealand Standard Time 2005


<EdNote: Attribution fixed.>

On Tue, 17 May 2005 12:47:14 +0000
cruise  <cruise at casual-tempest.net> wrote:
> ghovs spake thusly...
>> Sean Marshall wrote:

> Depends on whether the results were the same as with golf. I could
> have the best golfing equipment known to man, but if I played
> Tiger Woods I'd get laughed off the course. In MMO's the equipment
> maketh the man, for the most part, and the competition between the
> two would be much closer.

> If that ever changes, and a poorly equipped good player can beat a
> new player with uberloot, then you might find a lot less
> complaints about people ebaying high-end stuff.

Guild Wars' system makes skill usage / tactics and allocation of
attributes king.  Equipment only matters so much.  I quote it
because it is an MMO that is based largely on a player knowing what
he is doing with his skills.
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