Re: [IDEA] New feature suggestion, comments please... <>

From: Kevin Doherty (kdoherty@JURAI.NET)
Date: 08/11/98

Thus spake Phil Summers <Phillip.Summers@TIUK.TI.COM>:
>My players want me to add a command to allow PC's to have sex and produce
>offspring.  Does anybody have any feelings on this?  I guess there's quite
>a few issues here.

I've seen several implementations of it, and the one I disliked least was
just having a set of x_socials that require the consent of the other
person without actually producing offspring, . The biggest problem
I've seen is that the offspring have no ingame meaning. They're more like
a Tamagotchi than a child, and a lot of people tend to treat them that
way. While collecting trinkets with no actual value on a mud is
understandable, treating a child, even a simple object to represent a
child, like that in the game is just really dumb, imho. There's no point.

Mudsex in general tends to complicate things on the mud. I don't mind
people using emotes and such, but I'd rather not encourage this kind of

>By the way, this is not a joke (even though it may seem like it), they really
>did ask me for it!

If you actually have a desire to implement it, go ahead. If you're still
undecided, I would suggest implementing it on a temporary basis, say for a
month or so, and see how it goes. Maybe you have more mature players than
I've encountered, but in my experience it's ended up a lot like mud
marriage. Too often one person takes it more seriously than the other,
and you'll have to end up dealing with the crap.

Kevin Doherty,
"Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind."
       -- Rincewind (from _Eric_)

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