Top Mud Sites Forum Return to TopMudSites.com
Go Back   Top Mud Sites Forum > MUD Players and General Discussion > Tavern of the Blue Hand
Click here to Register

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
Shao_Long
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: belfast, UK
Posts: 505
Shao_Long is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Shao_Long Send a message via MSN to Shao_Long
so...whaddya think
Shao_Long is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2002, 06:51 PM   #2
Kyandra
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: California, USA
Posts: 67
Kyandra is on a distinguished road
Talking

I've learned to enjoy Merk Diku muds and their decsendants. Those which i have seen that cost money... well, I can spend it better on a good book.

Yes I have played pay to play muds, and probably will never again.
Kyandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 02:57 AM   #3
Wenlin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: TopMudSites
Posts: 315
Wenlin is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Wenlin
Wait..what's the freakin' question?

From the first sight of the topic, I guessed you were talking about pay-to-play muds...ok, but then you get in and the poll answers revolve around paying imms and the 3rd answer which doesn't really make sense compared to the other two.

Oh well...I picked $$$ makes imms work better, but its not necessary, I'm sure...Wait...what was the question?

I should have nulled my vote...
Wenlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 10:21 AM   #4
Shao_Long
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: belfast, UK
Posts: 505
Shao_Long is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Shao_Long Send a message via MSN to Shao_Long
Angry

is it so hard to understand ?
the question was pretty clear i think..It was 'do you think imms who get paid work better then imms who dont get paid?'
Shao_Long is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 12:32 PM   #5
Jazuela
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 843
Jazuela will become famous soon enoughJazuela will become famous soon enough
It wasn't clear at all. You asked, "to pay or not to pay?"

To pay WHOM? Since this is TopMudSites, and not TopIMMSites, I assumed, naturally, that you were asking whether or not we thought it was a good idea to pay to play a mud.

But since that isn't what you mean, I guess there's no point in me voting because I don't care if a game owner is paying his staff or not. It has no effect on me, unless I'm paying the staff for the privilege of playing the game.

R
Jazuela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 05:27 PM   #6
Shao_Long
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: belfast, UK
Posts: 505
Shao_Long is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Shao_Long Send a message via MSN to Shao_Long
well..if im so unclear..

Will you play a pay to play mud and what are reasons :
#1 no
#2 yes,cuz imms should be rewarded
#3 yes,cuz you dont care,cuz you can easily afford p2p
Shao_Long is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 06:00 PM   #7
Gad
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
Gad is on a distinguished road
I thought the question was clear enough. I think that IMMs should work primarily for the love of the MUD, but if they are paid to do something they love I think they will do an even better job of it. I would gladly do my job for free, but then I would have to devote a large amount of my time to making a living some other way. By being paid to do something I love I'm able to focus a good chunck of my time on it and do it very well rather than it just being a hobby.

I also have found that I enjoy MUDs with few IMMs. I'm not sure there is a correlation between the number of IMMs and how much I enjoy a MUD, but the ones I enjoy the most have few IMMs and some of the ones I've hated have a seemingly endless supply of them. Having few IMMs makes a better fit if the IMMs don't have to spend time earning money some other way.
Gad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2002, 07:05 PM   #8
Jazuela
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 843
Jazuela will become famous soon enoughJazuela will become famous soon enough
Well in that case, I still won't take the poll, because you didn't include a "none of the above." I am currently paying to play a game. I don't pay because I like paying, I don't pay because I think IMs should get paid. I pay because the game I really love playing charges for the service. Nothing more, nothing less.
Jazuela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2002, 01:06 AM   #9
Wenlin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: TopMudSites
Posts: 315
Wenlin is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Wenlin
Quote:
Originally Posted by (Shao_Long @ May 13 2002,3:27 pm)
well..if im so unclear..

Will you play a pay to play mud and what are reasons :
#1 no
#2 yes,cuz imms should be rewarded
#3 yes,cuz you dont care,cuz you can easily afford p2p
Why didn't you just make the poll answers say that, you're talking in code or something  

Just...be more clear the first time and we won't have the problem...unless this is a ploy to mess up, and correct yourself to boost your post count...
Wenlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2002, 11:20 AM   #10
Aeledius
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 13
Aeledius is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to Aeledius Send a message via AIM to Aeledius Send a message via MSN to Aeledius
I choose not to pay for the basic reason of: The MUD isn't making any money, I'm not, and as such, neither should my builders. They don't do any more work than me, or any more important work than I do, this is not to say that they don't do work, or that it isn't important, just that mine is just as (I'm the founder and sole coder).

I think once we get to a point where the game is generating funds, greater than the cost of upkeep and we are turning a profit, I shall then look into paying my builders, admins and other staff, and myself. I have resolved not to take any money myself personally until I can do the same at least for the higher ranking staff. All procedes now go straight to upgrades, paying for the line, and hopefully buying a domain name when we get enough.

From what I understand tho, that is a major undertaking and there is a massive amount of red tape involved, especially since I don't have a single builder from the same country as me.

Just my thoughts.
James Meyer
aka Aldyn, Creator and Founder of Aeledius
Aeledius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 06:24 PM   #11
Dre
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: the Netherlands
Posts: 65
Dre is on a distinguished road
Heya all,

I actually understood what you meant, and I normally have problem understanding people so this is weird

I don't know if Imm's really "deserve" to be paid, I do know I will never pay for a mud. I saw some good pay to play muds but I would do it anyway. I rather spend my money on other stuff, besides I pay for my telephone line already which cost me fortune (yeah I live in one of those country which people are trying to earn on phoning). Besides since there's such an abundance of muds with potential it's really "dumb" to pay for a game that you could play for free somewhere else. ( I know this is harsh, but in some way it's true)

Oh btw I admire Imm's that would give up their regular jobs to work on their dreams and hobbies, I wouldn't dare to do such a thing, and I still won't play your game though

Greetings Dre
Dre is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


to pay or not to pay ? to play or not to play ? - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW MUD, COME PLAY vendetta Advertising for Players 0 07-23-2006 04:20 PM
Come Play With Us TTTGames-Robert Advertising for Players 5 10-27-2005 11:32 PM
looking for a mud I used to play... surfdaddy Advertising for Players 0 07-28-2005 12:57 PM
Looking to Play?? Myra Advertising for Players 0 09-07-2002 12:48 AM
I think this mud is really fun to play Alley Advertising for Players 0 08-24-2002 02:27 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Style based on a design by Essilor
Copyright Top Mud Sites.com 2014