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New Day Z developer blog discusses zombie AI, item degradation
Posted: 08.09.2013 15:51 by Comments: 4
Day Z creator Dean Hall has released a new developer diary for his open world shooter, discussing some of the updates to the game that will include changes to zombie AI and item degradation.

The zombie AI in the original mod Day Z had been based on ArmA II scripting. The new zombie AI for the standalone version has been revamped with new, original AI.

"The proposal I came up with was that zombies will chase players and avoid collision. The zombies will only pathfind for a short distance in front of them, and otherwise, they'll avoid collision," Hall promised.

To discourage "shoot on sight" ideology, shooting other players just to steal their inventory will include bullet damage to items, making it less useful to kill someone without any sort of interaction. Gamers will also be able to handcuff others as well.

Check out the dev blog in the video below.

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Comments

By Mindrax (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2013
Mindrax
Nice poster in the back :)
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2013
JonahFalcon
Some Christian ad about alcoholism?
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2013
Gale47
-"Alcohol?"
-"No, I'd rather have the book."
It isn't that hard to figure it out, mate :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 09, 2013
herodotus
Bloody Anonymous...they're everywhere like bloody cockroaches. Which reminds me. Zombies are the same, everywhere, pesky and very uninspiring. Even "World War Z" was only 'just okay'.