[MUD-Dev] New topic: AI and NPCs

Jeff Kesselman jeffk at tenetwork.com
Mon Sep 1 12:23:33 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

At 11:39 PM 8/31/97 PST8PDT, you wrote:
>> Well that certainly is an extreme you dont see in the real world.  Coudl a
>> man, or boy, with the proepr techniques, hold a horse?  I tyend to think
>> so, but the techniques woudl be very different tehn for a man.  Thats just
>> an opinion though. i knwo of no practical tests :)
>Yeah, there's another good point - varying anatomy.  How about creatures that
>drop limbs (ala lizards' tails), or that can shapechange on the fly (T-1000)?
>Difficult to test, as you say, so one can only speculate.  I find it pretty
>interesting to consider and then try to implement.

Speaking of Centaur's and Judo/Jujitsu, I fidn it hard to believe you coudl
throw any four legged creature.  Judo throws are based on the inhearent
instability of human beings.  Things topple when their center of gravity
moves beyond its base.  In thecase of a quadraped yo uhavea very large,
very stable base.

Jeff Kesselman
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