Xisiqomelir wrote:Stamm wrote:Duris wiping always massively increased the playerbase.... yes, I know it's different, but don't take it for granted that it would kill the mud.
This is because good PK muds need to wipe to stay fresh. It breaks up old power blocs, reshuffles the pbase and brings back old players. ("I'll get into CBL THIS wipe!" "Maybe I'll try Undead this time" "Good, Tolm and co can't scout potion zones 24/7, I think I'll roll a char") Duris wiping increases pbase because Duris is more fun at the start of a wipe.
Sojourn has a vastly different system of rewards. With no fraglist, player status and ultimately, player satisfaction, comes from doing difficult zones and difficult quests, wearing better eq and knowing more zone dirs than the fountainsitting population. Sojourn wipes cut pbase because Sojourn is more fun later on in a wipe.
Absolutely. But don't take it for granted it'd kill Sojourn.