Development Update #15: March 2014
Someone great once said "if you're going to be late, at least bring presents." Or maybe I just made that up. Either way, I'm late, and I brought presents. Make of it what you will!!
Seems all I get to talk about these days is how much (loving) pain goes into the creation of these puppies! Well...this one breaks all records, because, as you probably know, I spent two more days than usual preparing the content for this video, as well as the now-standard YouTube-being-a-bully day :)
I really hope you like this one. I feel...almost...emotionally attached to it. It's like a baby. A baby Limit Theory!
A real, order-based market now lies at the heart of the economic activity in Limit Theory. With the ever-powerful principles of supply and demand realistically driving the prices of resources at markets, we now have a reactive, living economy in which the changes affected by you and NPCs alike will have resonating effects on the whole of the economic equilibrium. There is no smoke here, only reality. Ignore it if you choose, but know that in understanding and learning to shape the market lies an incredible amount of raw power. Don't let it go to your head >:]
The introduction of 'big-picture' A.I. algorithms to assist NPCs in thinking about the world in broad strokes has brought March's universe to an all-time-high in terms of AI operation. With the help of the market economy, we now see NPCs choosing how they will apply themselves to jobs and how that application will help them create that which they desire to create over time.
With NPC leaders who now understand concepts like project management and operational strategy, we're ready to see large-scale A.I. structures evolve in this universe. Leaders will shape the very nature of the space in which you live...but whether you will ultimately come to work under them, in competition with them, or rule over them - well, as always, that will be up for you to decide.
I just don't know what to say here. March was amazing.
I can't possibly overstate how excited I am to watch the economy and NPC interactions continue to develop. The first breaths of life are flowing through the LT universe...now let us watch what happens as we increase the size of the lungs, as we give the NPCs a richer toolset with which to build functionality, as we entangle the player in this web of interactions. Let us watch as that infant universe grows more and more lively, as the markets grow deeper and the factions grow wider :)
Sincerely, thank you for making it all possible.