timothy from the you-are-reading-a-page-of-twisty-passages-all-alike dept.
angry tapir writes "I recently had a chance to interview Richard Bartle — the creator of MUD, considered the grandfather of modern massively multiplayer online games. MUD had a text-based interface, but despite that, its design was hugely influential on modern MMOs."
Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support
rather than illumination.