Design list shutdown

Rich Skrenta (
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 15:02:04 -0500 (EST)

There have been some concerns expressed to me that the design list
favors players with good email access and lots of time on their hands,
as they may be able to gain useful game-internals knowledge, and
presumably have a stronger voice in any changes which would be made.

Beyond that, however, it seems that the need for a design list to
discuss G1 has waned, as I don't plan to make other significant
changes to the currently running game.

Therefore, to save us needless mailbox cluttering, I'm shutting down
the design list.

If you have concerns about specific Olympia features, please send them
to me directly.

I am collecting a list of changes I would like to make to a G2 game.
The schedule for G2 is uncertain, but optimistically could start early
in '95. I would like to address several balance issues, as well
as make a few gratuitous changes so G2 is not simply a clone of G1.
I will keep your names on file and circulate these plans for comment
when they become more final.

If you have comments about what you'd like to see in G2, don't
hesitate to drop me a note.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the many engaging discussions
we had on this list.

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