[MUD-Dev] The Future of MMOGs... what's next? (fwd)

Talanithus HTML talanithus at mindspring.com
Thu Jun 13 16:51:55 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

From: "David B. Held" <dheld at codelogicconsulting.com>

> I personally think the future in every game genre, but especially
> MUDs/ MMOGs will be the development of better AI.  Until there are
> convincingly realistic computer opponents, the NPCs will be an
> ever-present element of artificiality.

I think this is an important aspect for the PvP and PvM based
crowds, but not for the gaming genre on the whole.  I have not found
that immersive behavior and longevity within an MMORPG is really
dependent on how fun "hunting" is...  although the creation of new
FPS/MMOG mergers like Iritor and Planetside might see an exponential
growth of FPS gamer cross-overs, which would weigh heavily in your
estimation of the future growth of the genre.

Talanithus Tarant
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