On 5/16/06, Doug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think Zarf's proposal was to have the UI present the card play to the user in slo-mo by default (with configurable speed), and force the player to fast-forward if he doesn't want to watch what happened, rather than to rewind if he does. So I think you're both in agreement.
I agree, a system which allows the user to cycle through moves, or see them at the speed they want to, is technically a good idea. But I think that no matter how fast a player or bot plays their moves, the end user should see them at a usable speed. That doesn't mean slowing down the bots and players, I guess, but placing bookmarks between all the moves, so that the configurable speed in the UI file can sort it out. On 5/16/06, Doug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Of course, since Volity is an open system, it's possible for someone to implement a game referee that gives special privileges to bots. But I think that would be frowned upon.
Of course. I was simply thinking of levelling the playing field, as humans can only play so fast, therefore bots should only be capable of playing so fast. Is there any part of the Volity engine that prevents users from 'kiddie-scripting' macros allowing them to abuse the system with their own AI routines? On 5/16/06, Doug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The Volity Fluxx bots do play cards at random, but it's quite easy to beat them about 80% of the time in one-on-one play. So there is certainly a modicum of strategy to Fluxx.
Ah. And when you say "Ronin Bots", does that mean that we can make our own Bot Script files for the Volity engine? Not too sure about it, I think I'm going to go look it up. =P -Steve