Re: Am I alone...? [OLC Promo]

From: Chris Proctor (cjp@YOYO.CC.MONASH.EDU.AU)
Date: 11/08/97

> > IMVHO: easier...automated == not (as much) thought.
> > Come on, you were cranially powerful enough to build an area, surely you
> > can memorize a few numbers and figure the rest out.
>         Sure you CAN, but why? Its dull, its tedious, and it doesn't
> inspire anyone to write a zone.

One thing about NOT using OLC though, it is FAST.
If you know the format it's the work of only moments for each
room/obj/mob. Of course, the hardest part in each method is still the

Personally, i prefer to be able to use any text editor to write the
files, and hence have a backup copy if the mud disastrously collapses,
and don't mind sitting there with a copy of the up to date docs next to
me instead of memorising the numbers. OLC though irritates me, which is
why I haven't implemented it.

I also feel that as an implementor I have more control over zones that
have to be given to me to connect to the mud instead of being connected
without a reboot or whatever. I know there are safeguards etc, but

Question of style ;-)



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