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Subject:RULES ACTIONS FAQ
Author:Gothmog
Date:Thu Dec 7 21:59:03 2000
Id:1626

Since the clarification of the "RULES ACTIONS" file, a lot of people have
wondered what exactly is legal and what is illegal.

Basically it boils down to one basic issue:
If you create any kind of device that makes your character automatically
respond to game output it is - in general - forbidden if you are in a PK
situation. The exeptions to this are mentioned in the rules file.

It is completely irrelevant if you make a device called #automate or a
chain of small shell scripts that parses game output for you and then sends
back a command, or if you must hold down one or many keys for this automation
to function. It will still be regarded an 'action' since your computer parses
game output and produces game input - MUCH faster than any human ever could.
That is why it is unfair. That is why it is illegal.

/Gothmog
ps. This may of course, as anything else, be changed in the future.

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