The enemy AI in the upcoming 40K MMO will prioritise winning factions

Orks

By on June 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Behaviour Interactive’s Miguel Caron has explained some of the ways that the developers will control the Tyranids, the enemy AI faction, in the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 MMO Eternal Crusade.

Miguel explained that the game would run campaigns lasting anywhere from two weeks to three months, with the intention of a single faction being declared a clear winner at the end.

“One of the things I hate in massive warfare games is that there is no winner; they never finish. So what we’re aiming for is campaigns that run from two weeks to three months,” he said to Ten Ton Hammer. “The reason why I’m saying from two weeks to three months is because I don’t know who’s going to win, and how fast they’re going to win.”

“If I see a huge population of Space Marines playing in the US for a new campaign and they outnumber everyone else to the point they’re about to wipe out the entire planet within days, suddenly the Tyranid would be a lot more interested in them.”

“We’re not going to try and counter that kind of imbalance too much, but enough to help campaigns last for those two weeks.”

There’s a lot of good information in the full interview — if you’re interested in the game at all, I recommend a read.

14 comments (Leave your own)

ORKZ IZ BEST. Unless this one is screwed up, pretty much a must buy.

 

Well it’s F2P!

But you could buy access to races other than Orks.

Although why you would need to when the best race is available for free is another matter entirely.

 

Man, I had no idea. I wish someone would make a website that took current happenings and announcement in the video game world, maybe mixed with some opinion pieces, and posted them regularly so I could keep up to date.

It’d be cool if all the free people being Orks made the Orky Horde super big.

 

vencha88,

The Orks should outnumber other races 2–10 to 1.

 

vencha88:
Man, I had no idea. I wish someone would make a website that took current happenings and announcement in the video game world, maybe mixed with some opinion pieces, and posted them regularly so I could keep up to date.

It’d be cool if all the free people being Orks made the Orky Horde super big.

Gosh what is this article magically appearing before my eyes from last week http://games.on.net/2013/06/new-warhammer-40000-mmo-eternal-crusade-announced-for-2015/

 

I’m usually excited for anything warhammer related. But… after looking through Behaviour Interactive’s development history, I find it really hard to get excited for this.

F2P though, I’ll at least give it a go.

 

syncourt,

Pretty much Dude, what’s the worst that could happen!

Tim Colwill,

Sweet. That’s going to be all kinds of rad. Probably hinky, unbalanced in the end but totally rad.

 

Keep an eye out for my witchblade…

 

I hope like hell I don’t have to control a squad.

I hate pets.

 

Tim Colwill:
Well it’s F2P!

But you could buy access to races other than Orks.

Although why you would need to when the best race is available for free is another matter entirely.

Technically only a part of the Orkz are free; you can progress as 1 or possibly more different units, but then have to buy access to the good stuff (Which could be anything. Nobz, Killer Kans, Power Claws, shoota boyz, Stormboyz, flyers if the game is like PS2, trukks and the rest).

 

rapid101,

But I just want to be an Ork Boy. Nothing special. Just a shoota and a choppa.

 

I would’ve made the free faction Imperial guard. Imagine limitless hordes of F2P pubs pointlessly dieing to the claws of a Killa Kan. You could even pay to be an IG Comissar, and give your pubs some AoE buffs to morale and combat effectiveness by executing some of them. Id give cash for that sorta thing.

This tactic totally works too! I was playing Planetside 2 as TR a few months back and found my self in a beleaguered outpost, with about 15 – 20 wretched TR heavies and engineers. They were belatedly sniping from the safety of the spawn room, watching as the capture point slowly ticked over to a numerically inferior NC force. I ordered them out, they did nothing. So I shot a few of them in the head with my revolver. And being filled with a great penitence they marched forth with renewed faith in the emperor, and took it back for the glory of the Imperi – i mean Terran Republic.

Then we got rolled by a larger force of Vanguards and Sunderers. But hey! Still proved that Capital motivation is best motivation.

 
steve_rogers42

Four Teh Emporawr…

no love for the space marines…

but still, dunno if i’d side with the super sexy Eldar, or get my BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD ON!

this AI sounds kinda lulz tho.

 

I wish it were the Thousand Son’s instead of the Iron Warriors for Chaos though. I love me some sorcerers.

 
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