Looney Labs Fluxx Mailing list Archive

Re: [Fluxx] Volity Fluxx 3.1 online

  • FromDoug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 16 May 2006 18:32:53 -0400
S Mattison writes:
 > I'm not trying to say that the reason that humans take so long to play
 > their cards is so that other humans can see what's going on. But I am
 > trying to say that the reason that Data on Star Trek TNG plays poker
 > slow, is so humans can see what's going on! You know how fast Data can
 > play a hand of poker if he really wants to. But you don't SEE him
 > doing that, ever. Most of the time, he speaks so that the crew can
 > understand him, he walks down hallways at the rate a normal crew
 > member would.

But unlike Data, the Volity bots can be presented to different
observers at different speeds.  So the bots themselves should go as
fast as they can, and the Volity clients will display the bots'
actions to their human users however fast or slow they want to see