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The PosChengband Screenshots Gallery: More broken AI (sorry) by clouded

                                                                               
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More broken AI (sorry)
Here's two more situations where the AI doesn't work. I can sit in these positions all day and Pazuzu won't do anything except bounce back and forth. I can corner shoot him here with no retaliation (if he had a summon spell I believe there would be, but he doesn't). Hengband's changes went a long way to reduce scummy AI tactics so this is a step back, he should recognise I'm using ranged and change. It's not fun to fight stuff this way!

Posted on 3.2.2015 21:39

Related character dump:
Cyan, L47 Half-Titan Blue-Mage



Comments?

On 3.2.2015 23:10 chris wrote:
OK, I'll try to improve this. I guess I play melee characters too much to notice. For me, these AI tactics are much harder!

As far as Hengband's AI, it is ridiculously easy for distance casters. I mean, I've pelted the Serpent with Mana Storms 20 times in a row while he just marched towards me doing nothing at all (although a run this long is a bit unusual). Any distance caster with Dimension Door makes the end game a joke.

On 3.2.2015 23:57 clouded wrote:
True, but Hengband's changes made corner shooting and pillar dancing far more dangerous.

On 4.2.2015 00:09 chris wrote:
Here are my change ideas:

Splashing a monster might make him back up further, or it might make him revert to the normal seek AI. It now also angers monsters (counter rather than flag). If monsters get too angry then you get a guaranteed attack spell as a response! While I'm in here, I'm feeling evil: Hitting monsters with a certain number of consecutive distance attacks now eventually triggers a distance response! So no more long runs picking on poor Nidhogg :(

On 4.2.2015 00:46 clouded wrote:
I hope there are some good messages for it.

You breathe lightning.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake flinches.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake looks ticked off!
You breathe lightning.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake flinches.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake starts to look pissed!
You breathe lightning.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake flinches.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake flies into a rage!
You feel scared.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake breathes acid.
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake breathes darkness.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Nidhogg the Hel-Drake breathes nether.
You feel terrified.
You die...



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