The games I listed as examples handle XP-from-RP gain automatically via coded systems. There's no staff judgment call on who gets XP from roleplay in those games and it's fairly obvious from the context that I suggested it should be like those games, not some imaginary game where staff decide who gets what amount of XP.
If anything such a system would make the game less abusive because the current design structure of the game encourages staff to make the game addictive and time-consuming to the point where its players must spend more and more of their time on Armageddon. I can't think of a more abusive, unhealthy thing than that.
You are correct. I did not consider how code might judge RP in lieu of a human. Your examples are:
Sindome (MOO) - earn XP for playing the game -> time counter
Inquisition (diku) - earn XP for emotes/thoughts/thinks -> word counter
Arx (mush?) - earn XP from social votes -> popularity contest aka likes so this is not code driven but player driven
It's still a grind, just a very different kind of grind.
Sindome and Inquisition reward those who play the most.
Arx might work in theory. So I looked at TMC reviews and it appears to suffer the same biases people complain about in ARM (see the Jan. 2019 follow up by Bobobo).
So I don't think you are actually measuring what you want to measure at least with the above systems. It's actually an interesting problem (to me) - how to measure RP (within the context of a game's story) in an unbiased manner.
But, this is digressing from the original thread.
This would actually be an interesting topic of conversation. Progression systems in muds. What's rewarded, what's discouraged. What appeals to what kind of player and if hybrid systems are possible.
Anyway... I assume NPCs will be more likely to run away when wounded or if they are intelligent, and more likely to charge if they are aggressive. This doesn't really fix the issue, it just makes it more risky to pull off certain griefing maneuvers. But let's face it, if you're griefing then you probably don't care that much about keeping your character alive anyway. So this change only hurts those players of PCs actually trying to stay alive and not get killed by some dumb hunter that bit off more than they could chew, or someone trying to lead certain animals to places to cause trouble. The NPC's use of hunt is already stupid enough, so there isn't much of an excuse for making it even worse.
"Pride will be your destruction." - Valasurus
"You are being an asshole in a very intentional way" - qwerty (gone but not forgotten. RIP buddy)
jcarter: punctuation are you triste???
Jul 21, 2020 15:42:59 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Yeah, she is.
Jul 21, 2020 15:54:56 GMT -5
punctuation: Isn't there a policy against revealing who people are? Either way my alias here is as stated, and representative of no other handle. My handle was inspired by the punctuation in that ELM comic.
Jul 21, 2020 15:55:27 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Naw, no such policy exists. But go on with your insane rants. Not sure why you always try to go incognito on various platforms when people recognize your batshit bipolar antics almost instantly.
Jul 21, 2020 15:56:57 GMT -5
jcarter: you were banned before for being creepily obsessed with case and dragging me into it, your multiple attempts at signing up got rejected, idk why you want to be here when you said we're all nazis gtfo
Jul 21, 2020 15:58:05 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Good to see you Marten *tips turban*
Jul 22, 2020 15:58:51 GMT -5
lefloid: LOL. Finally I can say it.
Aug 1, 2020 1:40:25 GMT -5
lefloid: Triste, you're a degenerate fucking libtard. SJWs are the pinnacle of human idiocy and retardation, get your shit in line and the sand out of your cunny/dick (whatever you prefer to have, idc)
Aug 1, 2020 1:41:26 GMT -5
lefloid: And whoever gives a goddamn flying fuck if fantasy races are enslaved, black, stereotypical or whateverthefuck. Go play Winnieh the Poo or someshit if you can't handle something that has existed and has been fun longer than your retarded ideas have existed
Aug 1, 2020 1:44:32 GMT -5
explayer: If only there were a VPN that could time-tunnel back to Arm's heyday (pre-2.0.-fiasco).
Aug 5, 2020 15:42:03 GMT -5
nile: called someone a fucking pedo faggot....for science. people (americans?) seem to lose their shit when i call them that. maybe i should start calling them filthy fucking nonces
Nov 11, 2020 4:39:57 GMT -5
Prime Minister Sinister: yeah man kinda wild how people get upset when you insult them
Nov 17, 2020 19:09:56 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: new today: schizophrenic australian deciphers human behavior
Nov 18, 2020 18:36:37 GMT -5