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Tamar
 Friday, March 16 2018 @ 02:38 AM UTC (Read 320 times)  
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I am very curious to know how foebots work since I am exploring Down Below for the foreseeable future.

I believe HP is basically Level*100 with some sort of deviation.
If I recall correctly the attack and defense is level^2 and spread between attack and defense in some manner?
Also, how was the pathfinding programmed?


 
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Full Metal Lion
 Friday, March 16 2018 @ 09:05 AM UTC  
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Speaking off the cuff here, it seems to me like the pathfinding is something like "pick randomly from the available of {left, forward, right}, else go backward".


 
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 Saturday, March 17 2018 @ 04:58 PM UTC  
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In the design doc, the Foebots would chase you around the maze once they'd caught sight of you. During testing they moved randomly - there were wonderful moments of tension where you would come to a junction with a Foebot around the corner, and not know whether it was gonna get you or not. Then I made the pathfinding routine and lost all those moments of uncertainty, and it wasn't nearly as fun. So I tossed the pathfinding and let them move randomly again, but put more Foebots in to compensate.


 
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 Sunday, March 18 2018 @ 01:39 AM UTC  
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In the design doc, the Foebots would chase you around the maze once they'd caught sight of you. During testing they moved randomly - there were wonderful moments of tension where you would come to a junction with a Foebot around the corner, and not know whether it was gonna get you or not. Then I made the pathfinding routine and lost all those moments of uncertainty, and it wasn't nearly as fun. So I tossed the pathfinding and let them move randomly again, but put more Foebots in to compensate.



I see, interesting, thank you. The increased foebots is starting to be a problem for me since I hit the 60's. I once had to fight 200 of them as soon as I caught sight of the exit.

Also, how do their stats scale? I don't think I will reach level 100 in this expedition so I want to prepare for the next and their stats would be crucial information.


 
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