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7. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 00:48 Fang
Worst idea ever?

I'm sure that's what people said about paying $15/month to play a MMO. Who would want to do that? That's paying $180/year to just play one game! Well, we know how well that worked out for Blizzard. Aren't they going bankrupt pretty soon?

If a developer was just running the same old AI code on a server, that would be silly. The point of this would be to be able to utilize another machine to be able to do next-gen AI. Currently, the user's CPU is getting hammered trying to handle the graphics and physics. Right now, there's a tradeoff on how much CPU you can dedicate to the AI without impacting framerate.

What if we could apply machine learning techniques to make the computer much more life-like? Or do you just prefer playing against the same dumb enemies?

Maybe paying $20 for a year subscription to a single player game with jaw-dropping AI (or however the business model turns out) is not something you would be interested in. To be honest, I'm not that interested in paying $15/month for a multiplayer game, no matter how massive it is. So I don't. However, many people do pay for WoW, and I'm sure there's a business model that would work for a subscription to a game AI server.

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