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Offline peemonkey

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Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« on: June 13, 2006, 06:55:00 pm »
For too long the bots have gone untouched, they're remarkably limited and easy to outsmart.  The only real way to get killed by them is to full-on fire fight them, and that's just too easy to avoid. Please, let's get some support behind this, for the people with 56k, or who just like to play the bots.
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-Jump before jetting
-Throw knife
-Run if injured
-Switch weapons when out of ammo in a fight
-Drop secondary weapons for other primaries
-Not be stupid with the LAW (:P)
-Throw nades whilst firing

More to come, keep talkin' fellas



« Last Edit: June 16, 2006, 11:56:21 am by peemonkey »

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 08:50:07 pm »
I agree, bots, although hard maybe, need a serious overhaul.
As of now they are pure ignorant and jackasstic.
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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 08:54:22 pm »
I'm also in favor of this.

Playing bots offers no real challenge - I use them for target practice.



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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 09:17:39 pm »
A bot revamp would be nice, behind ya 100%

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 10:54:03 pm »
yea, they're like MM's children....we should take care of them more.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 01:10:15 am »
I wish they could backflip (naturally, without any waypoint [bugs] involved)

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 02:14:41 am »
I am very much in favour of this, as this would make a good tactical challenge for me (and others), and it would make it harder for me to mow five bots down with one Mp5 clip...to fukin easy! Make 'em smarter!!!
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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 04:37:49 am »
lol jep :) bots are quite stupid..


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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 04:44:47 am »
they are stoopid lol, but they got this thing, were they shoot at you once you are in there line of fire, even if that line is out of their vision. I always thought that was wierd.....
Your acting like your having a duel and your opponent gets a pistol and you get a spork.
Isn't that pretty much what it is? I dunno wtf a spork is, I suppose it's way weaker than the pistol since you compared that to this.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 09:53:55 am »
when I say, make them smarter, I don't mean make them fly or wateva, I mean..Let them be able to switch weapons-or drop weapons for better ones. This would be harder to code though...and they need to be more tactical in realistic mode as well...
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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006, 10:02:22 am »
So true! The bots have been ignored for so long, they could really use some improvement.
I don't know a shit about programming so I'm not sure if it's possible. But I would it if they became smarter in the context of selfdefense. When you shoot at bots, they just keep on walking towards you without trying to stay alive. I would like it if that would be improved, maybe by using the dodgemove.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006, 10:04:59 am »
Knife throwing bots :0

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 11:23:55 am »
Knife throwing bots :0
Dodgeball with bots!!

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 02:02:58 pm »
it would be great if they couldn't see you when you're in the bushes or behind barrels  but that would be too easy then

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 02:08:56 pm »
it would be great if they couldn't see you when you're in the bushes or behind barrels but that would be too easy then

Thats what i was saying....even if you are completely out of sight, they still shoot at you.  i think that knife throwing bots would be pretty sweet to see. i magine like a team of 5 chuckin knives everywhere
Your acting like your having a duel and your opponent gets a pistol and you get a spork.
Isn't that pretty much what it is? I dunno wtf a spork is, I suppose it's way weaker than the pistol since you compared that to this.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2006, 02:23:34 pm »
bots that stay on the ground when they go to shoot the law, they crouch but if you are above them insead of staying on the ground they jet.

also a jump before they jet so boogieman can actually saw better and such.
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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2006, 02:27:48 pm »
keep pumping out all the ways you think bots would be bettered and perhaps i'll get a nice list goin on the first post.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2006, 02:31:13 pm »
Make em STOP TALKING.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2006, 05:24:26 pm »
I agree they should be made smarter.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006, 08:37:59 pm »
You fools! You know how much work a good AI system is? This game is made by one guy, give him some slack! The bots are amazing for a one man product!

As for people with slow connection, sorry. Bots are never that great in shooters, they're just practice for online play.

Besides, of course bots should always be smarter and smarter. It's a given. It's almost like saying, "I have a really good idea. Soldat should be a better game!" Well, maybe that's not the best example, but you get the idea.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2006, 08:50:55 pm »
I like this idea though, Mr. Jenkins. If it was possible to make LAW using bots or knife throwing bots or any kind of bot that could switch to its secondary, that would be awesome. I think it's pretty possible. Just a little hard work maybe.
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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2006, 05:20:04 am »
hmmm maybe, maybe fighting against bots finally could become cool ^^



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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2006, 10:58:40 am »
heres my list:
- make them switch to secondary when they run outta ammo or shoot barrett like in 1.2<

-jump before jets

-keep distance from you depending on what weapon youre using

-throw nades whilst shooting

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2006, 11:16:33 am »
A bot revamp would be nice, behind ya 100%
Same. I think that they should have also an automatic taunt maker that lets them make up ANY taunts they feel like! They can be like a Soldat Tamagotchi!!! You can feed them and shit!!!


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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2006, 11:24:43 am »
Maybe they should also run away if health is low, and possibly have an chat option for it. All bots shouldn't run away, though, like the Boogie Man.

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Re: Our lonely little pixelated drones, the bots.
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2006, 06:09:41 pm »
all those ideas yes yes yes

unfortunately like Jenkins said
You fools!

but seriously
You know how much work a good AI system is? This game is made by one guy, give him some slack! The bots are amazing for a one man product!

Bots are never that great in shooters, they're just practice for online play.