Re: Sorry about where can I get this MUD.

From: Peter Ajamian (
Date: 02/16/00

Patrick Dughi wrote:
>         Heh. You must have a lower standard of 'working knowledge' than I
> do.  With a single exception in nearly 6 years of mudding + coding muds,
> I've found three other persons who had both ability and loyalty to a
> single mud enough to be trusted 100%.  Most of the reason that they could
> be trusted was because they were so apathetic to the whole idea of muds in
> general that they just didn't care, and eventually drifted off to do
> something else altogether.
>         Of the ones that were loyal; they had no skill, or at least enough
> to cause serious harm, usually involving string manipulation, file
> manipulaiton or memory management.  Lucky for me, I am a sysadmin too, so
> I got into the backup theme before it was a real problem. (cvs helps make
> it fast too).
>         Of the ones with skill; they still had barely any skill/exp.  And
> after realizing how to program based on the examples they saw, they'd end
> up going to some other mud that just opened with an advertisment for a
> coder imm position.  Of course, they'd complain when after not producing
> anything for 4 months with login times around 8-10 minutes total that they
> couldn't get into the shell anymore, and that their imm didn't exist, but
> hey *shrugs*.

Heh, well as the old saying goes, if you want something done right, do
it yourself.  I wouldn't trust most of the people who claim they can
code either, I usually end up spending more time teaching them how to
code than it would take for me to code ten times as much myself.
*shrugs* ;)

...Of course, that is a generalization, there are some rare cases when
the coder is trustworthy and good, and of course I wouldn't know
anything about coding MUDs today if someone hadn't taken a chance on
me.  I like to believe that taking that chance paid off.

Regards, Peter

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