Re: [ADMIN] Modification Rating System

From: Doppleganger Software (doppsoft@TZC.COM)
Date: 06/17/98

>I don't know about the rest of you, but I code CircleMUD's because I think
>it's fun, and I hope thats why most of us are here.  Sure I like to hear
>people say they like my MUD, but so long as I am still having fun, I don't
>care what anyone thinks of it.  I can personally vouch for the message
>before about the world making the MUD, as my last MUD (which no-longer
>exists) had a quite modified codebase with a dynamic map, along with a few
>other interesting things (not mentioning small things like
>spells/levels/etc.)  But with almost no builders taking advantage of my
>special features, and not many not-stock zones, I almost never had more than
>2 players on at any one time.  <shrug>, though almost every player I had
>connect would probably say the MUD sucked (and it kinda did), it was fun
>making it, and I still refer to the code in it sometimes.

Well, as I said.  If we separate the two components of the MUD, world and
code, and rate them separately, you can easily have people who have only
semi-modified code, but completely re-done worlds with a fairly good
rating overall, and an excellent rating in one half of the rating system.
 That way, instead of saying "XMud has a 5.6 overall Originality Rating
as rated by CMSA."[CircleMUD Standards Association for lack of a better
one] you could say "XMud has a 9.7 World Originality Rating as rated by
CMSA."  Now, it's not saying how modified he code is (or isn't) but it is
saying that they have a heavily modified world, which some people may be
looking for.  This way people can make up their own minds.  In fact, if
you want, you could post the overall, World and Code rating on your
advert for the MUD, and then everyone can see where you rate.  If they
want a stock code MUD with lots of world modifications, they can find it.
 If they want a stock world MUD with mega code modifications, they can go
for that too.  (I've actually seen that work....stock world with a
'highlander-pkill' type game theme and heavy code mods....everyone knows
the world, but it's what you can do IN IT that makes it interesting)

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