[MUD-Dev] Solutions for smarter NPCs

Valerio Santinelli tanis at altralogica.it
Thu Feb 5 21:14:20 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004

From: "Vincent Archer" <archer at frmug.org>
> According to Kirinyaga:

>> I found the mobs of Ryzom (currently in beta) to be particularly
>> vivids.  They express curiosity, group movement, hunger, ... It
>> is really impressive.  Their AI is designed by an university IA
>> lab. You can find some infos in english here:

> Where classic games would probably put 1 or maybe 2 programmers on
> the mobs, Nevrax recruited 3 persons specialised in IA from the
> beginning.  One permanent, and 2 working on their thesis. The
> world wasn't even fully designed that IA was worked on.

Well it seems that this choice has been a winner one. But I thought
that professional studios working on MMOGs would put even more
people working on IA since it's a big part of the contents of any

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