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Old 2012-04-22, 01:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #256
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Re: NPC's in planetside?


why do you need them?

They just take up more processing, memory and development time.

I also do not see what value they add to an MMOFPS which is all about real people shooting other real peoples pixels. In Planetside 1 the players created the content and did it rather well.
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Old 2012-04-22, 08:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #257
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I'm against NPCs, but I am for giving players the ability to do those roles in owned areas. I did read something somewhere about commanders being able to give people "missions", maybe something along those lines for a small resource boost to the area.
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Old 2012-04-22, 11:01 PM   [Ignore Me] #258
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No. No. No. Server load should be dedicated to players not adding useless elements that don't really need to be there.

Next thing you know people are going to want a horse to ride into battle with.
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Old 2012-04-23, 12:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #259
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I think NPC is the wrong term for roaming animal mobs or sprites...

If the devs can create factionless, "wild" mobs that are controlled by AI to roam around and respond to passing player characters... that would be awesome. I don't think it would be too hard to create a system that only spawned PvE mobs in places where there was very low player pop.

Again, i'm thinking of those moments when traveling from one battlefield to another, and driving past a herd of gazelles. Or noticing a hippo just sitting in a river... At very least they could put in a couple of birds!

Don't give me that line about wasting dev time. Let them decide if it is a waste of their time or not!!! I want a living breathing world to wage my destructive war across!!!!
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Old 2012-04-23, 01:29 AM   [Ignore Me] #260
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Originally Posted by The Kush View Post
Next thing you know people are going to want a horse to ride into battle with.
A horse sounds like an awesome idea, we could do the old medieval rushes with our melee weapons equipped for one last heroic charge that we all know will end in failure.

Since you can't do a heroic charge with a tank, that's just stupid.

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Old 2012-04-23, 04:34 AM   [Ignore Me] #261
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Originally Posted by Toppopia View Post
A horse sounds like an awesome idea, we could do the old medieval rushes with our melee weapons equipped for one last heroic charge that we all know will end in failure.

Since you can't do a heroic charge with a tank, that's just stupid.
haha no doubt not epic enough
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