QA Survey Poll: Portable Butcher Table

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Herius, Jan 27, 2017.


Would you like to see a portable butcher table being added?

  1. Yes

    83 vote(s)
  2. No

    25 vote(s)
  1. Midkemma

    Midkemma Well-Known Member

    Knowing how the players can be, I bet if SV done this they would be patching in new mobs everyday XD
    You just know us players will be thinking "Animals can go extinct? Damn! I gotta try this" :p

    If MO was larger, like planet size then I would love to see a deeper dynamic system :)

    I would say though that the game could do the evolution of mobs rather than having to design new mobs constantly, this is assuming SV has the team large enough to do this ^.^

    An artificial life engine was supposed to be implemented into the game. Starr Long, the game's associate producer, explained in 1996:

    Nearly everything in the world, from grass to goblins, has a purpose, and not just as cannon fodder either. The 'virtual ecology' affects nearly every aspect of the game world, from the very small to the very large. If the rabbit population suddenly drops (because some gung-ho adventurer was trying out his new mace) then wolves may have to find different food sources (e.g., deer). When the deer population drops as a result, the local dragon, unable to find the food he’s accustomed to, may head into a local village and attack. Since all of this happens automatically, it generates numerous adventure possibilities.

    However, this feature never made it beyond the game's beta stage. As Richard Garriott explained:

    We thought it was fantastic. We'd spent an enormous amount of time and effort on it. But what happened was all the players went in and just killed everything; so fast that the game couldn't spawn them fast enough to make the simulation even begin. And so, this thing that we'd spent all this time on, literally no-one ever noticed – ever – and we eventually just ripped it out of the game, you know, with some sadness.
  2. Dhan

    Dhan Exalted Member

    When these threads are randomly made it probably means that the mechanic is coming soon anyway. They are just to see if people can find anything broken about it before it goes live.
  3. Ichorous

    Ichorous The Argent Speedster

    A portable butcher table really won't have much impact. Any location worth hunting for carcass already has a permanent butcher table installed or it's walled off for private use.
    • Agree Agree x 3

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