DGN: Emergent Behaviors spawned from - Re: [MUD-Dev] SOC: Will company sanctioned cheating hurt theMMOcommunity?

Otis Viles otis.viles at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 02:50:30 New Zealand Standard Time 2005


On 5/30/05, Paul Schwanz <pschwanz at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> roaming Orcs didn't sound either complex or subtle.  But it still
> managed to sound much more interesting than a random die roll.

My argument is the players only care about the results, not the
mechanics, with the possible exception of someone who isn't playing
the game the way the designers expected (hence my Jane Goodall
remark).

> cease to exist.  Tracking enemy progress in an RTS doesn't require
> a budding Jane Goodall (as another poster put it) in order to be
> entertaining.  Instead of relying on the characteristics of a tiny

I'd argue you're suggesting a different kind of game then anyone is
doing right now. In that context, the AI-style building of enemy
warbands might make more sense, especially since players would
expect to see some kind of intelligence going into things instead of
random behavior.
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