Re: Repeating prompts in zMUD and bpl16,clientorseverproblem?wasRe: Login?

From: Peter Ajamian (
Date: 12/29/99

George Greer wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Peter Ajamian wrote:
> >Yes, this is true, however, try explaining that to every new player that
> >just happens to be using (what probably is) the most common MUD client
> >for Windows or for the Mac, then further convice those players to change
> >MUD clients because of it.
> You don't need to convince everyone, just Zuggsoft and whoever makes
> Rapscallion. Zuggsoft's site doesn't work for me because the redirect to
> never finishes.

Ahhh, a perfect example.  Because your browser (client) won't work with
Zuggsoft you decide not to bother with them rather than changing your
browser.  The same holds true with a MUD, if someone's client doesn't
work with your MUD they will most likely not bother playing your MUD
rather than changing thier client.  And most players could care less
weather it's the MUD that has a bug or thier client.

> >For this reason I believe it may be a good idea to change CircleMUD for
> >these clients despite the fact that it is indeed the clients that are
> >broken and not CircleMUD.
> I could add a line in the greetings file saying "If your client gets
> confused after the password entry, you need a newer client." but that won't
> help much if zMUD isn't fixed.

Exactly, so what can I do to keep those players who are using a "broken"
client playing my MUD?  Since I can't fix thier client, my only recourse
is to make my MUD work with thier client.

> What do you think standards are for? Breaking?

I don't think so, but apparently Zuggsoft does.

Regards, Peter

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