Re: Regions / Limited Communication

From: Jason Beeland (
Date: 10/23/00

I have wrestled with this a lot myself, as I am gearing twards a more complex mud myself.  My solution is currently bouncing between two thoughts.  1) use radios.  My mud is technology based so it would be in character to use radios to communicate.  This will allow people to use differing channels and such to communicate with their friends while still hampering global communication to a degree.  It also adds in an amount of uncertainty as others could listen in if they tuned to your channel.  I might also add in "encrypting" radios at soem point also.  This solution would be the best from a RP standpoint on a technology based mud I think.

2) Have global communication only work from special  locations.  A "broadcast point" of some sort where players can congregate and speak to all other players who are at a "broadcast point".  This again limits it without destroying it totally.

Just a few thoughts, do with them as you will.

Veritus Silverun

(btw, sorry for any formatting problems, stuck using my isp's webmail for now and it sucks.)

>   Right now I am in the debate of removing most of the global
>communications, instead of sectioning them into regions.  I will still
>need to do all of the region things for some of my other concepts that I
>plan on implementing.  As far as OOC goes, I am thinking of making it
>null and void, giving them the option to use a chatroom that is hosted
>on my webpage.  To enforce such, I have created a "gibberish" command
>for those who speak out of character.  Because as far as role playing
>goes, anyone talking about the baseball game on TV Saturday night, is
>obviously speaking in demon tongue. :)
>   There are obvious concerns with removing all of the global
>communications though.  So where is the happy medium?  I think limiting
>the who, and tells, and the like, for the mortals, to specific regions
>is fine.  But then where to go from there?  What about those whom need
>to speak with an Immortal?  Make temples, rely on tells?  Make a
>Godspeak channel?
> Lord Kyu 

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