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

From: Chris Proctor (cjp@YOYO.CC.MONASH.EDU.AU)
Date: 11/10/97

> I guess now would be a good time to mention that while torture can be fun,
> it is illegal.  Violence is a good solution to a lot of problems but I find
> that throwing money at will often fix most problems.  Last time I checked
> they didn't have computers in jail so choose your solutions carefully.
> But this is off-topic.
> A few seconds of lag isn't really as bad as it sounds from a player's end.
> That is considered "Bad lag" but it could be worse.  I remember being on a
> MUD with about 10 players on and about 5 minute lag.  There did happen to
> be a problem with their server at the time so it wasn't really that bad
> (took me a while to quit though...).  But you should also reconsider using
> letting your MUD run with the kind of connection you have.  I could have my
> MUD running on a similar connection (but I would have the only MUD on that
> server) but I have decided not to because I think if the players are kind
> enough to choose my MUD they deserve as little lag as possible.

I'm sure I heard of a case where someone jailed for internet fraud or
some such managed to get put in a prison where he had access to the net
and made 10s of thouands of dollars before he was caught again. hehe ;-)

Umm, if I had a real choice about what sort of connection my mud was on,
of course I'd go for the fastest possible.

The thing about the lag slowing players down and making life easier for
me is a "silver lining" style of thing ;-)

The admin keeps promising a faster link, and when that eventually happens
I suspect the number of players will drastically increase.


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    execute a job?
A:  Four; three to hold it down, and one to
    rip its head off.
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