Top Ten Reasons you are coding on the Wrong Mud
by Michael Thompson
10- The head mudlib coder makes entries in the
changelog like "Fixed spelling of "Gratan" to
"Grathan" in the header comments of /std/npc.c
9- The guy they hired 3 months ago who took 2 and a
half months to complete his REQS was just put in
charge of the mudlib.
8- You posted a question to the learning board on how
to code an NPC 3 months ago and you still are waiting
on a response.
7- You recall the administrator telling you 3 years ago that
the mud would be open in full swing in 2 months time
and the mud still isn't in beta testing.
6- You finger the administrator only to find out that he has
retired months ago.
5- You notice numerous ads posted in the newsgroups
and mud websites which claim the mud to have over
5000+ rooms and you know for a fact the only 2 rooms
the mud has are the 2 that you submitted for your
4- You observe that all the other Creator's titles
mention words like "Idle Master" and "King of the
3- All 3 posts on the News board were dated back in
the early '90s and contain the phrase "Testing".
2- The head administrator has posted saying how he has managed
to get the uptime to an impressive 1 hour so there
will be no more changes allowed to the mudlib.
1- The last time you saw another person log onto the
mud you remember discussing the host server's
top-of-the-line 386 2MB processing power.
May 2001 Imaginary Realities, the magazine of your mind.
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