[MUD-Dev] Re: Convincing Players to Read Documentation

Ryan P. rpfeiffe at niu.edu
Mon Oct 2 17:59:11 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


At 07:42 AM 10/3/2000 +1300, Richard wrote:
>> From: Marc Bowden [mailto:ryumo at merit.edu]
>>   This young gent was quite upset, because the help command lied to 
>> him. "Your mud's broken," he tells me over and over. "I'm supposed to 
>> have this command and I don't. It's not fair."
>> 
>>   Our 'help' system logs all requests that don't turn up an answer. A 
>> check made me begin banging my head against a wall. He had, you see, 
>> been typing variants of "help <topicname>" for five minutes 
>> or so, and 
>> was angry, because the 'topicname' command didn't work.
>
>Is it worth putting in a help document for the topicname topic? :)
>
>Richard.
>
I think rather the command 'help <topicname>' should instantly destroy and
delete the character that issued it. =)

--Ryan



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