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MMOs from the Outside In: The Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games of Psychology, Law, Government, and Real Life by Richard A. Bartle

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CHAPTER 3

On Law

Real-Life API—Confuse

CLawyer::Confuse

int Confuse(Cjurisdiction* pJuris, real rConf)

  • pJuris: Specifies the jurisdiction (NULL for none)
  • rConf: Specifies the amount of confusion to add

Remarks

Increases the lawyer’s confusion value by rConf. Common reasons include the following:

  • Rights of players: Freedom of speech, freedom to play.
  • Intellectual property: UCC, copyright, mad patents.
  • Virtual property: Effects on nerfs, rollbacks, bans.
  • Commodification: RMT, tax.
  • Individuality: Second Life is not World of Warcraft.

Return

Random value r such that 0 ≤ r < 1.

MMO Security

MMOs have the same basic security problems that every game or online service has, such as denial of service, database injections, phishing, backdoors, viruses, Trojans, and regular ...

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