[coding] Method of tracking skill usage.

From: Walter Goodwin (jgoodwin@expert.cc.purdue.edu)
Date: 01/29/97

Been a while since I've been on this list :)   In my drive
to push my mud towards a skill based system, I came up with
the idea (okay, I saw someone talking about it :) about skills
degrading with disuse.  My problem is, I can't seem to come up
with a memory efficient way to do this.  Also, I'm not sure
how often this should be checked, I was thinking of adding
a "PULSE_SKILL_DISUSE" that cycled through the online characters,
and incremented and checked a counter for each skill, of course,
this would increase the overhead on characters quite a bit,
(I'm dreading adding yet another 300 element array.)   I more
or less wanted to hear from anyone else who has done something like
this, and came up with something better.  I don't need any actual
code, just a general idea :) 

Jason Goodwin
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