A classic piece of silliness
in text-based MUD
s, particularly those of the DIKU
breed. Drunken speech allows players
to, after quaff
ing alcoholic liquids
, think they're speaking normally while the rest of the world sees slurred gibberish
Everyone else in the rooms sees:
You say 'hello'
JoeBob says, 'HeeEElLooooo'
JoeBob belches loudly.
This hopefully results in social embarassment
, especially if the drunken
player doesn't realize what they've just imbibed.
It is interesting to note that in most cases, whether a player is drunk is a boolean
state; any alcohol
whatsoever will impair their speech. How much they drink affects only how long this effect lasts for.