Players can already make objects with whatever long description they
wish -- they're called illusions.
What if players could also make their own objects with whatever short
descriptions they wished? So long as the rules for illusions are enforced,
would we have any more problems than we do with illusions?
Interacting with objects on channels is fun -- even more fun when you've
got a string to play with. It would be nice if there was a mechanism for
creating these props without having to trouble an imm -- or waiting for
one. (No criticism is intended here.)
For my purposes, I wouldn't even care if the object was stationary like an
illusion. Perhaps LegendMUD could allow mages to set the short desc for an
illusion as well as the long desc?
I think there would be no more potential for abuse than there already is
using illusions, and I don't see a lot of illusion abuse now. Just enforce
the same rules.
Friday, March 16 2001, 07:09PM
I think people spam channels with their strings quite enough as it is. At
least having to get zip from imms slows us down enough to think hard
about what we want and make sure we really want it.
Monday, March 19 2001, 06:56PM
Well, if not available to players, what about a mob
that can make them upon request? (or payment)
Like a crazy inventor or a toy maker or something
clever that you pay, then asks you for the long desc
and you 'ask mob longdesc' and then the same
process for the short desc? Oh, and put this mob in
an out of the way place, too. -grin-