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NPC AI in Pantheon

    • 4434 posts
    June 5, 2020 11:30 AM PDT

    One of the primary topics of the most recent developer roundtable was NPC AI. This is important because one of the game's tenets is "A belief that an immersive world requires intelligent inhabitants." NPC behavior has a lot of implications regarding not only how believable the world is, but also how challenging it is. Allow me to summarize what was said about this:

    • 54 posts
    June 7, 2020 6:05 PM PDT

    As long as the artificial intelligence is around Vanguard's level or better I will be quite happy. Granted, that level of AI is considerered a joke by today's standards. I like the idea of NPC's being smart enough to kite you... with limits.

    Pathing, fear levels, health amount (and mana for casters), along with rage and hate lists all need to be taken into account when scripting a encounter.