AI dispatcher

AhmNee

Omni Ace
Jul 23, 2017
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I've been listening to Grummz speak about the invasions. One of the things I've seen in other games that causes some amount of consternation is trying to coordinate who goes where to shore up defense.

I was wondering if there were some way to setup an AI dispatcher. Would let people know who or how many are defending in certain areas. Areas that could use more reinforcement if the battle is going poorly there. Etc.

I'm not sure how challenging something like this would be. Curious what others think about the idea. I'm sure that voice in-game could solve this but I've never been a fan of in-game voice. It's always been immersion breaking.

Maybe there's a way to introduce faux static on voice chat that will make it sound more like comms. But I digress.
 

Mahdi

Firstclaimer
Jul 26, 2016
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#3
A SIM tower to access at a base with sufficient tech could show how many players are in a zone maybe. Would be easier than showing data from the enemy. Still wont show strength of the players in battle, but still. Create another motive to invest in a base and help coordinate the warfront.
 

PIghead Elderberry

Kaiju Slayer
JUMBO KAIJU SLAYER
Jun 4, 2017
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#7
I like this idea as well. It would be a nice way to integrate alerts into the game lore/NPC system.

Of course, we'll likely see activity from afar (I hope) with visual effects of combat and audio (even from afar, the big Kaiju could be heard when they do something special).
 
Jul 26, 2016
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Noneofyourbeeswaxistan
#9
I like the idea for local zones and bases currently under attack. Say your player base is under siege, your Strategic AI could advise on enemy positions (whether they're approaching from the north or south, if it's just fodder or a tier 3 Kaiju, etc.). But as an overworld, a heat/colour map would do.
what if instead of pure ai, players could conrol wheree the ai directed players to? For instance, instead of the ai just telling you that there's a cat 2 coming into THMP Dump from the west, a player marks it in NAVEL and squad/platoon leader issues command to the AI to instruct players entering the zone where to go.
 
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#10
what if instead of pure ai, players could conrol wheree the ai directed players to? For instance, instead of the ai just telling you that there's a cat 2 coming into THMP Dump from the west, a player marks it in NAVEL and squad/platoon leader issues command to the AI to instruct players entering the zone where to go.
I like this idea...have played GW2 and many Mentors/senior players would suggest locs/tactics on massive size instances (Dragon/monster encounters) - BUT, without 'player callers' the SIM system alerts from FF was a reliable way to 'Rally' players.
 

PIghead Elderberry

Kaiju Slayer
JUMBO KAIJU SLAYER
Jun 4, 2017
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#11
Would it be possible to have the players tack on their info on top of the "generic" alert blast? Do both things at once.

So,there is the generic invasion alert that goes out and then players can (maybe an option) "tune in" to a channel about the invastion which reports the player information in that channel about that invasion.

So players who are busy somewhere and don't want the detailed information from other players on site get the generic alerts (all players), and all players hearing the generic system alerts can at any point opt-in to listen and/or participate in the player driven information system.

If there were multiple base attacks at once, each would have its own channel for players' input as long as the invastion was ongoing.
 
Jul 26, 2016
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#12
There has been a good theme of player communication for the invasions. This would be cool. My mind just goes to the resources for development and server strength. See some complications to griefers spam.