Good luck, and congratulations for your new job. I hope Spring's pathfinding and low-level AI won't suffer too much from your departure, though, and that someone is ready to takeover. Thanks for all your work up to now.
And now that you'll be working for a game company... well... don't forget there has never been a worthy sequel to M.A.X., so if you can make a suggestion once you are well integrated in the team...
dont forget to drop by and look around. maybe you could shed more like on spring then u were before.
it seems to me that you people have never actually programmed anything. he is not going to be comming upw with ideas on what the AI will be doing but how it does it. the lead designers would be doing the concept briefs not him. he is going to be spending alot of time trying to implement fuzzy logic and playing with function pointers.
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Cool. Good job. <Insert standared getting a cushy and way better job then the one you currently have compliment> make sure the enxt RTS they make has GOOD pathfinding, like in Dark Reign (the original not the sequil). In one example they had four units, A Infanty man, a Tank, a Hovertank, and a wheeled car. Their was a chekerbord of mud and normal flat teirrain. The units all are sent across. The Tank and the infantry man zigzag over the flat terrain, along with the wheeled vehical. The hovertank just rolls over the entire thing, ignoring the terrain. The next part (useing the same units) has a bridge, a river and a hill. The Infantry man gose over the bride and crawls over the low part of the hill, then tops the top and gose back down. The tank gose over the river, then gose to a medium hight of the mountan then goes round the top bit (seeing as how it cant climb up and over the mountan) and ends up going down. The wheeled car zips across the bridge, and gose up to the lowest part of the mountan then gose around the medeium bit and the top bit. Finaly the hovertank gose straight over the water, but around the mountan. The point im trying to make here is that the units actualy respond to the terrain, going the rout of least resistence (and hence going as fast as they could) So implement it the next game your makeing. Cause every time i try to walk a group of K-bots or Footmen into a enemy base and start killing stugg i always think "why arent they useing the DR pathfinding! It was relesed in 1998 for crying out loud! iuf anything Pathfinind should be better from then NOT worse!"
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