On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 07:37:21PM -0500, Dave Ahn wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 04:42:04PM -0500, Jeffrey Nowakowski wrote:
> > 
> > I disagree.  There are too many people with bad connections out there.
> Broadband is here.  While a lot of people do have bad connections (including
> modem-only), I think that most people who try out netrek for the first
> time will either already be computer-savvy or be at least network game-savvy.
> If their connections are really that bad, then training them for a couple of
> hours on their local servers won't go very far in retaining them when they
> get rewled repeatedly the first time they login to a real server.

As a game player, I am much more likely to futz around with a game where
I don't have to worry about other people at first.  Playing against other
people when you don't have any idea what's going on is intimidating.