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Why is there no collision detection in our characters and NPCs?

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Why is there no collision detection in our characters and NPCs?

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Kiddynomyte
07.05.2013 , 10:49 AM | #11
Some will always find a way to grief other players so it really shouldn't be cause to not have collision; IMO collision detection should be in any game with pvp.

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thewitchdoctor
07.05.2013 , 10:49 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by TheNahash View Post
I'll admit that was pretty funny.
However it's also a perfect example of how willing some people are to just grief other players for the sake of their own entertainment. And I find that pathetic.
I agree. AoC is a good case example of why collision detection is a bad thing in an MMO.

But when I read the OP, I IMMEDIATELY remembered that event in AoC. I was just glad I could find the video.
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TheBBP
07.05.2013 , 10:50 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by BrianDavion View Post
Ahh Age of conan. hands down the WORST community I've ever seen in an MMO
You cannot expect anything less out of an MMO that has the option of walking around topless as a female in it. That is definitely going to draw a certain crowd.
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thewitchdoctor
07.05.2013 , 10:50 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Kiddynomyte View Post
Some will always find a way to grief other players so it really shouldn't be cause to not have collision; IMO collision detection should be in any game with pvp.
OK, in a PvP area, I can see your point. Sure.

But as someone else pointed out earlier: at the GTN or mailbox? Nope.
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Machine-Elf
07.05.2013 , 11:12 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by thewitchdoctor View Post
OK, in a PvP area, I can see your point. Sure.

But as someone else pointed out earlier: at the GTN or mailbox? Nope.
Can't they just devise a way for collision detection to exist in the GTN while at the same time bypassing any potential tomfoolery? I'm sure it can be done.
Personally I loved that Age of Conan video you linked. Annoying for the victims sure, but, lets face it, it was their own naivete that did them in.

By the way, thanks for correcting the thread title with what the appropriate term should be.

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Machine-Elf
07.05.2013 , 11:19 AM | #16
In any case, I can see no reason why NPCs would lack collision detection.

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TheBBP
07.05.2013 , 11:21 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Machine-Elf View Post
In any case, I can see no reason why NPCs would lack collision detection.
Except for times when they wander into a doorway and stop blocking a path leading to a quest area or wander into the path of something needed or blocking an objective.
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Machine-Elf
07.05.2013 , 11:23 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by TheBBP View Post
Except for times when they wander into a doorway and stop blocking a path leading to a quest area or wander into the path of something needed or blocking an objective.
Oh. Those times. Which never happen.
No but seriously, if they do happen, simple fix: change the pathways.

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TheBBP
07.05.2013 , 11:33 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Machine-Elf View Post
Oh. Those times. Which never happen.
No but seriously, if they do happen, simple fix: change the pathways.
They do happen. Which is why most MMOs do not have collision detection with players or NPCs. There are also performance issues that come into play.
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Machine-Elf
07.05.2013 , 11:38 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by TheBBP View Post
They do happen. Which is why most MMOs do not have collision detection with players or NPCs. There are also performance issues that come into play.
Whatever hurdles may be associated with collision detection, I think the trade off is worth it.