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examine fetish

  • noun Many SUAs have an 'examine' command, which provides more information about an object than its mere description. The result of this is that SUA players must 'examine' every object they ever come across, in case this reveals anything crucially important. 99% of the time, it doesn't... In MUD, the figure is 100%, so as not to hassle the players by obliging them to issue painful, pernickety, unnecessary commands that are better handled automatically. Nevertheless, there are some SUA diehards who consider that this is most unrealistic; such people are said to have an examine fetish.

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