Before that, I have a little business to take care of, a "demand", as Edwyth put it, in response to my post yesterday.
It got Edwyth to thinking, and we had about a one-hour discussion in-game early this morning. And Edwyth demanded that I post about it, because people do read this blog.
(After reminding Edwyth of the probable reasons why (see yesterday's #4), it didn't matter...)
So we got to the subject of all the cheating and all the stuff going on. I gave my opinions on what I think might happen, and Edwyth came up with an interesting idea, and I hope I didn't forget it with a night of sleep.
Basically, anyone caught cheating would have two options.
They could leave the game, or go to the "Thunderdome Server".
The "Thunderdome Server", if I have Edwyth's understanding correctly, would be a server where "the authorities" would basically turn their backs on all the laws they set. (Kinda like what I think is about to happen in real life in a "Mad Max" scenario.)
You want to bot? Be my guest, but so is everyone else.
Want to use other 3rd Party Programs? Ditto.
Want to basically get it on and argue and the like, using every dirty word in the book?? You get the idea. (Edwyth would want a character on that server just to see the first day of shouts in Whitegate.)
I think I can see the idea -- it would allow the cheaters to actually play the game the way they so choose without (in theory) polluting the game experience of other players.
Certainly, there would be problems: I mean, I think that would be the most populated server by a country mile. I could see deliberate crashes of the server...
But it's an idea that Edwyth wanted me to put out there, so, there it is. Have a look at it. :)