Posted by Tancred on 06/07
Hmm... Just explained to three newbies why they'd lost all
by typing quit y last time they were here -
and meanwhile - two others managed to quit y next to me.
Is it possible to get a SUPER SIZED warning against it
in the newbie introductory screen, or something?
-tired of explaining it and comforting naked newbies-
Tancred of Nottingham
Sunday, June 01, 02:30PM
Yeah, a lot of muds have a warning when you try to quit y
like 'Are you SURE you want to do that? You will not come
back into the game with your stuff.' etc, maybe add to that
sentence '...if you wish to play the game again, you must rent.'
Sunday, June 01, 02:47PM
Monday, June 02, 11:15AM
Well, the weird thing is that the command is "QUIT" and it gives a nice
big warning when you type quit by itself. Am I missing something? If
they were newbies, how did they know to jump straight to quit ?
Monday, June 02, 01:55PM
Because some not-nice people say on chat that to rent or leave,
you have to quit y. I'm fairly certain some people send tells
rather than chat it which is why no one's able to correct it.
Before anyone can get the appropriate answer through, the newbie
has just quit. Either that, or faced with a number of choices,
they must choose one, and that one might be the inappropriate one.
Monday, June 02, 03:33PM
What Ithalasa says is true, but there's more to it.
When you skip through 20 muds, trying to find one you may want
to come back to, you quit y - because that's what you do
in computer games...
They forget, they get misinformed, they are plain not
very bright, they are confused, and they're - well -
as hopelessly goatbrained as we all were when we were
I just thought it'd be nice with some SUPER warning
to cut down a bit on the tears in this respect,
particularly if it's no major problem to code :)
Monday, June 02, 11:49PM
Tancred maybe you can get some of those naked newbies to join you in your
dancing around Beltane's fires.
Tuesday, June 03, 03:35PM
What if we change it from quit y to something else, quit absolutelyforsure
or some junk like that? Would that solve the problem you are mentioning?
Thursday, June 05, 12:44AM
How about Quit definetlyforsurenodoubtrightNOW???
But seriously, I use to play on another mudd and quit y was followed by:
"Are you sure? You will be penalized for this?"
Maybe adding a line like that???? Just a thought...
Thursday, June 05, 03:25PM
The concept isn't all wrong, though. Maybe a full screen sized warning,
like the ones we currently have on the MOTD? In my experience, people
ignore short messages after quit - because they're "always there,
and, yeah, I wanna quit" - so effectively, the message isn't read.
Something so incredibly, silly big as a full screen would reach out
from the monitor, grab you by the collar, and scream
"DO YOU WANT TO LOSE ALL YOUR STUFF?" at you so loud you couldn't
really ignore it :)
Friday, June 06, 01:08AM
How about 'quit YesIRealizeI'mGonnaLoseAllMyEquipmentByQuittingThisWay'
Saturday, June 07, 03:01AM
Why not make the message you receive after typing quit y 'Are you
sure you want to quit? You will lose all your things' and prompt
them with 'You must type YES to quit'. That doesn't seem so hard
to impliment and would give them a valid warning they would understand.
Saturday, June 07, 03:02AM