|Looking at the forums.. I notice the smaug category has no real "free talk" forum... so the only place I guess this would go is here.|
This is more a comment than a question.. But why do people try to code smaug, and run a smaug mud... when they know NOTHING if the mud, not even basic knowledge of leveling, experience etc. that is basic knowledge gained as a mortal. Every day looking at several forums I even find mud owners who can't even build and don't know how at all, let alone even play the mud. Reading these forums alone there have been 5-7 people on the first few pages that have no idea what is in smaug, even the basics.
Basically what I am saying is... Learn a mud before you try to run a mud. Go play a smaug based mud, get avatar(max level), become a builder and learn. I played for 3-4 years as a mortal, and than learned building. I now code my mud, I build areas, and I do assorted other admin tasks.
It's my opinion that the owner of the mud, should not only be the "boss" but also a rolemodel of sorts.. be able to do all the jobs below him. I simply don't see the sense in building for someone who they themselves don't even understand the basic usage of a "mpechoat" statement.
Not that all owners need to be experts at everything, but they should understand the mud they are on before they go and try to own/run one.
Another thing I hate... owners who hire coders and don't even attempt to learn coding. >_<. It's your mud.. code it yourself.. If you hire a coder you might as well let them run it rather than give them a free mud... which you are doing.
All of this is personal opinion, and I require no input on any readers part. Although I know I will get it.. any flames/immature comments can be left out. I don't care if you have been coding for 15 years, or 2 years, building for 12, or 5. Your experiences have no weight on my own opinions and as far as i'm concered.. if you hired a coder and do no coding yourself... you have no right to say you own/run a mud.
Once.. again -.- personal opinion, if you take offense... too bad.
Not sure how mean I sound here.. as I tried being nice(hence the extremely long post.. normally it would be one paragraph). If this seems unsuitable to be here, feel free to ask me to shorten/simply it.. or remove it
Darkness comes along thy path, searching, wanting, calling wrath,
shadows awaken, release the light, one and only.. here to fight,
challenge the darkness, the shadows they call, hunting the living,
more and all. Roaring thunder, full of hate, a single bound, seals
Alumuble Arda -
*Player owned shops, clans, and housing
*Multiclass & Stat training
*Random mob name generation implemented and Overland mapping.
*Realistic equipment statistics
*Weapon sheaths(scabbards), Throwing weapons
*Automatic crash recovery, saving, and reporting without disconnecting
*Fully customizeable color, Automapper, "Smart" mobiles, Hiscore tables, and more!
Currently running AGE v1.9.6(Originated and modified from Smaug 1.4a)
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