ihope on Fri, 11 Jan 2008 02:37:42 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [s-d] [s-b] Fire sale!

On Jan 10, 2008 8:15 PM, Justin Ahmann <quesmarktion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> But is pikhq still a Game Object?

"Game Objects can only be created, destroyed, or modified if allowed
by the Rules, in a manner explicitly governed by the Rules."

"A Player is an Outsider who consents to be governed by the rules,
fulfills all requirements for continued playerhood specified by the
rules, and has become a Player in a manner specified by the rules that
were in effect at the time e became a Player."

"A Player may cease to be a Player by Forfeiting the game; this must
be done in a Public Forum unless there are no working public fora, in
which case he may notify the Player he most recently knew was
Registrar privately instead."

Again: 'A "device owner object", or DOO, is a type of game object that
may own devices.'


"An External Force is anything which exists independently of the game.
That is, it would still exist if the game stopped existing, and would
still exist if the game had never started existing.

An Outsider is a Game Object representing the projection into the Game
of an External Force. As a Game Object, an Outsider is bound by the
Rules. These Rules do not purport to regulate External Forces except
in relation to their interaction with the Game as Outsiders."

Given all this, I'd say that Players likely aren't Game Objects at all
and therefore wouldn't exist. More pertinently, pikhq never ceased to
be a Game Object, as no rule said that pikhq as a Game Object would be

--Ivan Hope CXXVII
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