[MUD-Dev] Thoughts about smarter Sims

Jon A. Lambert jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Sat May 27 16:19:01 CEST 2000

A typical Mud server receives thousands of inputs per day or hour 
from its remotely attached autonomous human devices.  The portion 
of that data that is understood and used by the typical mud server 
is extremely small and only then as a discontinuous series of 

Wouldn't it be marvellous if a mud server could analyze those 
discreet inputs in a wider contextual window in order to develop 
the tactics, strategy, story and language for its own projections?  

I've just finished implementing my mud language interface to a 
procedural reasoning system for programming tactics and strategies 
into mud objects.  I call it Apollo.  I have the ability to log 
interesting events and track their effects on a given object's 
predefined inputs.  However, at this time the rules governing 
action selection are static and programmed by the object creator.  
Does anyone have any opinions, thoughts, or links on methods or 
patterns to use in analyzing _player_ behavior over time to drive 
rules creation?

--* Jon A. Lambert - TychoMUD        Email:jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com *--
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