[MUD-Dev] trade skill idea

Corey Crawford myrddin at seventh.net
Wed Oct 4 10:42:56 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> Matthew Mihaly
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 7:31 PM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: Re: [MUD-Dev] trade skill idea
>
> Interesting. I'm of the opinion that combat is a virtually completely
> skill-less activity in the big graphical MUDs. It's all about your level
> and your equipment.
>
> --matt

I disagree with that. There is at least a sense of "strategy" when it comes to
combat. Take AC for example.. if you want to get the most out of your fighting
skills, you have to know which to use when on what NPC. I'm not going to attack
an NPC who's resistant to fire with a flaming sword! Taking it further, since
I'm a spell caster on AC, I must pick a good place to place myself in relation
to my intended victim.. making sure I have a clear path to run away, that
there's nothing in the way that could intercept my casted spell, and also to
make sure that I won't suddenly be pounced on by an angry mob of alerted NPCs..
among other things.

It -can- take some mental skill and strategy. But it also works even if you
don't care.. just not as well. And true, it mainly depends on level (or stats)
and equipment.. which isn't a bad thing in the correct proportions.. but there
should always be a strategic element to combat.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu [mailto:mud-dev-admin at kanga.nu]On Behalf Of
> Josh Olson
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 4:15 PM
> To: mud-dev at kanga.nu
> Subject: Re: [MUD-Dev] trade skill idea
>
> Why?  Do you know anyone who makes bread all day, every day for the sheer
> thrill of it?  Most breadmakers in the real world make bread for money, not
> for their own amusement.
					-[ SNIP ]-
> -Josh Olson

I disagree with this as well. There are many people out there who DO enjoy their
job & hobbies. Maybe you don't, but I, for one, do. I think trade skills should
be interesting, and, most importantly, useful. Generally though, I agree with
most of what you are saying ;)

:)

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Corey Crawford | myrddin at seventh.net | www.seventh.net




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