TMWServ Development Report June 2007

Content and general development discussion, including maps, quests, and server code from the development team.
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TMWServ Development Report June 2007

Post by Crush » 02 Jul 2007, 19:19

After the stagnation of the server development in the last months we managed to complete a big step forward: The provisoric monster AI. Monsters now register when they are hit by a player, chase the attacker and attack it back.

In addition Guillaume "Silene" Melquiond has returned from his long period of inactivity and fixed a lot of issues in the servers sourcecode.
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Post by ogberi » 02 Jul 2007, 21:30

Does this mean the tactic of "One player hits the monster and leads it around while another player hacks it to death from behind" is over with? If so, poopie. That was an efficient way to kill 'em.
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Post by Crush » 02 Jul 2007, 23:40

That strategy won't work on the new server. Monsters choose their targets based on how much total damage they got by each target and how far this target is away.

But it will work well to have a tough melee fighter attacking the monster on close range while a ranged attacker (archer or spellcaster) attacks from far away.


Later when the scripting engine is implemented we will implement the monster AIs with individual scripts for every monster type. This will allow us to create monsters with much more individual behavior. Monsters that flee when they are hurt, monsters who target healers or damage dealers specifically, monsters who help each other... everything will be possible. You will all have a lot of fun with analyzing the behavior and outsmarting each type of monster. And we will have much fun with updating the scripts to foil your tactics :twisted:
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Re: TMWServ Development Report June 2007

Post by Jetryl » 28 Jul 2007, 08:42

Crush wrote:In addition Guillaume "Silene" Melquiond has returned from his long period of inactivity and fixed a lot of issues in the servers sourcecode.
*tips hat*

Silene is good at what he does; you're lucky to have him around. :)
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