Re: Read languages(runes) skill

From: Graham Gilmore (
Date: 04/29/96

On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Sammy wrote:

> I've seen muds that do exactly that.  The simple workaround that players 
> learn is to write mail or whatever like this:
> WWWWWhhhhhaaaaaattttt rrrrraaaaaadddddiiiiiooooo etc etc..
> I'm not saying don't use this method.  If you really want to imp 
> languages, I think you have these choices:
> 1) Scramble or blot out random letters
> 2) Make unknown languages random gibberish or a text message
> 3) Double the circle code in order to imp "realistic" languages ;)
> 4) Encourage bilingual players to come to your mud and use real languages

	Regardless of what method you pick, players will find a way 
around, unless you really limit them. :)  I played one MUD which used 
method 2, using a simple text message.  Everyone used emotes to talk. :P

	Graham Gilmore

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