Thursday, January 22, 2009

SWG Thought of the Day: Temporary Enemy Flags

Temporary Enemy Flags (TEFs) were an interesting way to make the galaxy feel real and dangerous. If you felt you were ill-prepared to handle the consequences, you either prepared yourself, played it uber-safe, or sat this one out.

The problem is, the system was used to grief players (big surprise there!) and the concept was removed from the game - likely to never return.

Very unfortunate. It would have been better if we could have just removed the griefers. Then we'd have a rather engaging Galactic Civil War as well as player-run cities that were defendable by the militia.

Now we have to play romper room because of a very few number of morons who ruined the game by taking advantage of a system that was not perfect in execution, but very original and interesting in concept.

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