Re: OOPS, Sorry forgot title.

From: Shadow of the Ancients (mmapplebeck@GEOCITIES.COM)
Date: 09/13/98

I have it set up so they can't abuse it. if they go afk it freezes all their
commands so there are no benefits of doing it, also they can't do it while
fighting. I am just looking how to make it useless in an arena.
Shadow of the Ancients
ICQ UIN: 3702650
-----Original Message-----
From: Phooey On You <Phooey182@AOL.COM>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, September 13, 1998 18:43
Subject: Re:  OOPS, Sorry forgot title.

>In a message dated 98-09-13 06:32:19 EDT, you write:
>> I have been looking through some code I want to use and I noticed that
> > pieces will interact and cause a possible way to cheat. I am using AFK
> > and Arena code. I also have a piece of code that prevents players from
> > killing other players that are in AFK but it prevents the player from
> > anything but removing the AFK flag so they are literally AFK even if
> > just sit and take advantage of it. My point is is that players could go
> > an arena and go into AFK and not get touched and stay at full health
> > the last player was pretty beaten up and just kill them off quickly. I
> > wondering if anyone has seen this problem and has fixed it or has any
> > suggestions on how to do it. Does anyone know if an argument stating if
> > player in room flagged ROOM_ARENA AFK disabled would work?
>My suggestion?  Go AFK at your own risk.   Being AFK should not prevent a
>player from being injured (even by other players).  It sounds like the
>on your MUD are abusing this nice feature of the AFK flag.  So you should
>remove that feature.  As a player, I would only go AFK in a 'safe' room
>no violence can occur.   I would highly suggest announcing to your players
>that you are changing the AFK flag before actually doing it.  Giev them
>warning.  They may not like the change, but I think they will respect an
>who doesn't allow little features to be abused.   If they say they don't
>the chnage, then they are cheesy and you probably don't want that type of
>player on your MUD anyways.
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