Re: mortals forcing logoffs

From: Ron Poulton (
Date: 08/02/95

How about this: when the prompt for the user name displays, and the user 
enters their name, it checks the users online and if that player is 
already online and is not linkless, the user will be warned as to this 
and will be asked for another name.

This should fix it if you're only allowing one person per account. ;>

> Well, I know this subject has been talked about earlier, but I can't seem 
> to find any info on it in the list_old stuff.
> Anyways, some of our mortals have found out about a bug that is really 
> annoying to others. When one person logs in and starts playing, someone 
> else uses their name at the login prompt and then types in three bogus 
> passwords.  At theis time Circle 3.0 dumps both chars, the one loggin in, 
> and the one playing the game.
> Any suggestions?  I'm out of ideas.
> The biggest problem is, that when one person gets into an argument with 
> another, they keep doing it to be annoying (works even with immorts) I 
> think I remember that this bug might be fixed in pl9, but is there any 
> short term fixes, besides banning sites (the majority of our players are 
> from a small number of sites)

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