Simulated societies (Re: [MUD-Dev] Thought Experiment: Permanent Monster Death)
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Sat Jan 10 14:52:58 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:05:07 +0100
iso <olag at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> J C Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu> writes:
>> John Arras' work on simulated societies and world development is
>> sorely overlooked in recent discussion. He gave an excellent
>> presentation on it at the last MUD-Dev Conference. His server is
>> Open Source. I strongly suggest installing and running a copy. Just
>> tracking the emergence, growth, distribution, annihilation etc of NPC
>> populations within the game is amazing.
> I haven't had a chance to look at this beyond reading the few hints
> given at the website. It would be interesting to read more on what the
> simulation involves. Are the slides from the presentation available
You can find a (cut down) copy of the conference CD with slides etc
John Arras' section can be found here:
The only differences between that tree and the "real" CD are that the
session tracks and missing and the real CD contains a full copy of the
MUD-Dev archives (not that anybody has asked for that latter).
J C Lawrence
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