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Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.08.14 15:40:00 - [1]
 

Brain-fart time (brought on by bot reports from the north).

We probably won't see sleeper AI on normal belt rats in my lifetime, so why not let them blob like players are prone to do?
They already warp-in/warp-out of the belts based on certain triggers, this is an expansion on that.

Attacking a rat in a belt makes it send a distress call (DC) bringing in other spawns from within range.

- Range is dependent on ship-type, so a frigate would not 'trigger' a DC whereas an attack by a T3/BS+ would have a long range (several AU).
- Number of responding spawns could be based on a max.dps/signature ratio so that ships like Tengu's would get blobbed harder than a BS even though DC range is the same.

PS: Possible response would vary from system to system as number of planets/belts/distances can vary quite a lot .. making some systems nigh impossible to solo-rat in.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.08.15 16:11:00 - [2]
 

I would rather the AI be upgraded, the number of NPCs decrease, and the payouts be rebalanced based on the increased difficulty of killing NPCs. Especially in lvl 4 missions and null sec belts. If CCP wants to break up some of the bots, make ratting/missioning require a little brain function so a script can't replicate what a human should be doing.

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.08.15 22:26:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Bagehi
I would rather the AI be upgraded, the number of NPCs decrease, and the payouts be rebalanced based on the increased difficulty of killing NPCs..

So would I, but as mentioned it is not likely to happen any time soon.
We started asking for global sleeper AI the day worms came to Eve but since they apparently take quite a bit more juice from the servers it is just not plausible (yet).

Any sort of predictable/scripted mechanic can and will be botted to death, if on the other hand you go in the direction they took officer spawns you exclude a majority of solo activity .. its a nastily fine line, one I think my proposal is able to dance on.


 

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