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  Amaranthar

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Joined: 1/18/06
Posts: 2171

2/06/13 9:31:00 AM#21
Originally posted by MMODesigner

Glad you all are enjoying these columns.

I really wish MMOs could get back to the days of old, where GMs could run events for the players on a personal level, but as many of you pointed out, the logistics involved today don't make much sense.

I know on City of Heroes we did some "end of beta" events for both COH and COV, and after each time the forums were FILLED with players complaining that they were not paid attention to and didn't see the event in their specific instance. And this was with every single employee of Cryptic and all of the QA team at NCsoft playing characters in the event. We tried, but the scale that MMOs have acheived now simply make pleasing everyone (or even most everyone) with a personalized event impossible.

"Personalized event"? That's not the general gist here.

Why is it that every time this particular topic comes up, we get a few people blowing smoke like this and "GMs 24/7"?

Seems to be trying to stear the topic into a mold of your choice. And we can't move forwards as far as the industry goes. Stuck in the same concepts, which still aren't selling despite these efforts at topic manipulation.

Once upon a time....

  nbtscan

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Joined: 10/06/06
Posts: 481

2/06/13 12:23:08 PM#22

I played FFXIV through its last days and since the servers were shutting down we had GMs spawn monsters in town and grant buffs to players, and when a bunch of people did a /pray emote, the GM would kill the monster for us.

There were also instances where GM controlled characters would interact with players for news columns that were posted on the official website and they'd get a little fluff item for their participation in an interview.

It would be nice to see more GM-involved events in general.  I think anytime there's a new major story arc introduced into a game that it'd be nice if a GM controlled character could "lead the charge", so to speak, in directing players towards an area or something.

  Matticus75

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Joined: 10/18/05
Posts: 393

2/07/13 7:41:10 PM#23
Here is food for thought, why are the AI in the last 2 or so years not any better than AI was pretty much from the 1990s
  Amaranthar

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2/07/13 10:14:54 PM#24
Originally posted by Matticus75
Here is food for thought, why are the AI in the last 2 or so years not any better than AI was pretty much from the 1990s

Well, it's scripted better in the better instances and boss encounters. But that's not the kind of AI I want, or I think you mean.

You know, these big companies make more than one MMO and they could develop an AI system that works in a general sort of way for all their games. Making it better and better over time. Sort of a plug and play with alternate code (heals in Fantasy or stims in Sci-Fi, use a catapult or a canon, etc.). AI that reads circumstances and reacts, with a randomizing factor and artificial choices based on templates.

I always expected these companies would do that as well as develop Economic systems, and political/guild/city systems the same way. Imagine the multitude of great gaming experiences we could have, with worlds that behave like worlds to interact with instead of retread scripts to follow.

Once upon a time....

  Volgore

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2/08/13 6:17:04 AM#25

The town raids sounds awesome.

Too bad that if you'd bring them into any of the current games, you would hear the folks whine until the raid gets nerfed.

Today's gaming folks consisting of kids and soccer moms don't like the idea of getting killed by an NPC!  Even worse if the NPC is of the same or even higher level!

  Butch808

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Joined: 9/16/09
Posts: 323

2/08/13 6:24:27 AM#26

3 reasons why it doesn't work:

1. Money/resources.

2. Time.

3. Corruption.

  Arglebargle

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Joined: 6/13/07
Posts: 1115

2/09/13 5:45:23 PM#27
Originally posted by Matticus75
Here is food for thought, why are the AI in the last 2 or so years not any better than AI was pretty much from the 1990s

AI is extremely resource intensive.  It can be done, but it's not possible in all hardware situations.  Also, there can be other problems:  In early builds of the game Stalker, the AI was so good that NPCs would complete the game's goals well before your player could.

 

If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  Venomizer2

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Joined: 2/09/13
Posts: 13

2/09/13 6:14:59 PM#28

Dynamic events would be player driven if the reigns of control were properly handed over to players.

 

There really are currently no paths to real and lasting glory in MMOs. The closest thing is bragging rights, pvp or pve content. worldwide 1st etc.

 

You can't become a worshipable god, eradicate a race, or force players to pay you taxes. You cant control transportation, communication, or politics.

 

It wouldnt take much power to be up for grabs for massive player driven content and drama to unfold.

 

The key would be designing it in such a way that it had the right permanence and elusiveness, and that exercising this great power in socially responsible ways was in the best interest of the wielder(atleast for SOME of the larger-than-life arch-roles--you have to have bad guys too).

 

That is why political leadership and power would lend itself so well. If players could vote out a bad President than whoever won the election would tend to seek their interest.

 

IMO the biggest mistake the MMO industry made was nerfing player driven experience. Scammers, nuisances, and others should have been punished via in-game means such as letting community retaliate thru a game-mediated response. Instead MMOs took the weak way out and tried to prevent negative online interaction altogether.

 

Humans are flawed creatures. MOST of their interaction is flawed.

 

Interaction is the whole point to making an RPG "massively multiplayer".

 

And if 1 player city had a bad king...the other players would try to escape his city and move to a city ruled by a king that ran things more optimally.

 

In the effort to eliminate negative meaningfulness...they destroyed positive meaningfulness. Without pain there can be no pleasure. There is no relative difference in how things operate when all bad experience is removed. Relative difference is the spice of life. You need bad to even recognize the rest is good.

 

Which is why the majority of the industry's design is viewed as flavorless, even with amazing graphics and backstories.

 

I always laugh when I hear a guild recruiting "drama free guild". Nobody actually wants that. Ppl like life to be interesting. What recruiters really mean is progression focused...cuz EVERYONE is imperfect and has flawed interpersonal orientations. Their opinion of themselves that they are "drama free" is ignorant hypocrisy, a drama in-and-of itself. Makes for a great storyline to know you joined a guild full of selfrighteous hypocrites! Just dont point it out to them unless you are looking for confrontation lol. You can be sure they will tell the world you brought "drama" into their guild that wasnt there before.

  thunderC

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/17/12
Posts: 418

2/09/13 8:26:07 PM#29
GM's making 50 k a year LMAO... Your numbers are way off
  Myrdinn

Novice Member

Joined: 3/09/04
Posts: 32

2/12/13 4:33:28 PM#30

Thanks again, Pos.

I shall always remember the fight in Steel Canyon, end of CoH beta (I think I will always remember, assuming no mental reduction in my later years), even if I can't find the #$@!#$@#$ screenshot folder I had from that day!

 
  Amaranthar

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Joined: 1/18/06
Posts: 2171

2/12/13 10:50:31 PM#31
Originally posted by Venomizer2

Dynamic events would be player driven if the reigns of control were properly handed over to players.

 

There really are currently no paths to real and lasting glory in MMOs. The closest thing is bragging rights, pvp or pve content. worldwide 1st etc.

 

You can't become a worshipable god, eradicate a race, or force players to pay you taxes. You cant control transportation, communication, or politics.

 

It wouldnt take much power to be up for grabs for massive player driven content and drama to unfold.

 

The key would be designing it in such a way that it had the right permanence and elusiveness, and that exercising this great power in socially responsible ways was in the best interest of the wielder(atleast for SOME of the larger-than-life arch-roles--you have to have bad guys too).

 

That is why political leadership and power would lend itself so well. If players could vote out a bad President than whoever won the election would tend to seek their interest.

 

IMO the biggest mistake the MMO industry made was nerfing player driven experience. Scammers, nuisances, and others should have been punished via in-game means such as letting community retaliate thru a game-mediated response. Instead MMOs took the weak way out and tried to prevent negative online interaction altogether.

 

Humans are flawed creatures. MOST of their interaction is flawed.

 

Interaction is the whole point to making an RPG "massively multiplayer".

 

And if 1 player city had a bad king...the other players would try to escape his city and move to a city ruled by a king that ran things more optimally.

 

In the effort to eliminate negative meaningfulness...they destroyed positive meaningfulness. Without pain there can be no pleasure. There is no relative difference in how things operate when all bad experience is removed. Relative difference is the spice of life. You need bad to even recognize the rest is good.

 

Which is why the majority of the industry's design is viewed as flavorless, even with amazing graphics and backstories.

 

I always laugh when I hear a guild recruiting "drama free guild". Nobody actually wants that. Ppl like life to be interesting. What recruiters really mean is progression focused...cuz EVERYONE is imperfect and has flawed interpersonal orientations. Their opinion of themselves that they are "drama free" is ignorant hypocrisy, a drama in-and-of itself. Makes for a great storyline to know you joined a guild full of selfrighteous hypocrites! Just dont point it out to them unless you are looking for confrontation lol. You can be sure they will tell the world you brought "drama" into their guild that wasnt there before.

Very interesting. And you're right, in a sense they've removed the humanity from these games. No wonder people play them solo.

Once upon a time....

  bcbully

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Joined: 3/03/12
Posts: 7324

2/12/13 11:24:56 PM#32

Don't hate me..

 

AoW has all day, daily, weekend, and weekly events.. All dynamic because they are player driven. Random vendors, gossip "miricle" events, that happen from unmarked npc, all types of stuff.

 

The ONLY way events can be random is if they are player generated.

 

 

 

When I eat chocolate chip pie it just doesn't feel like chocolate chip cookies. The texture, the consistency, it's just not the same and this is disappointing.

  residentx

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/30/10
Posts: 77

4/20/13 12:01:11 PM#33

As a player, I was never a fan of dynamics events.

 

They just seemed so absurd and a waste of time. The only event I enjoyed and participated in COH was the Praetorian Invasion and that was because I wanted to do combat against the Praetorian NPCs. Unfortunately, they were so powerful it was almost laughable trying to take them down. Lag was a big problem too. I was never able to go one-on-one with Tyrant either.

 

The random events for badges I didn't participate in either. I think trying to find people to play was the hardest part. Most of the players had no idea about the events either.

 

From the developer perspective, were they successful? Why did you decide on these instead of the tradtional content ways? Were these easier to create for players? 

 
 
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