Friday, October 10, 2008

FPS Game Design Concept: Anti-Exploit To Bunny Hoppers And Dolphin Diving

Hello All,

This simple solution in game design for the FPS (first person shooter genre) is an anti-exploit initiative by players that spoil the game's balance of intended game play.

However before I begin allow me to explain what "Dolphin Diving" is in context to a FPS multiplayer game round. It is when a player in quick succession goes from a jump to a prone position in order to avoid an enemy player in virtual combat. Often considered an exploit, much like "Bunny Hoppers", which are players jumping rapidly to avoid defeat in game play when attacked.

Both bunny hoppers and dolphin diving defeat the overall fun of all concerned.

My simple solution to this dilemma which I've never seen fully implemented in FPS game design. Is for example, when a player makes a regular one time jump in game play there are no penalties. However if that same player makes subsequent 2nd, 3rd, and 4th jumps in a consecutive manner. Causes a players stamina depletion to decrease by 25% with each additional jump. Much like adding an extra 10 to 5 pounds of simulated equipment to the player that is bunny hopping. Where the players avatar will be physically exhausted just like depleting their "sprint bar".

A player going into prone position regularly is also fine which mimics realism in combat. But if a player goes from their first prone position to a successful jump that will deplete 50% of their stamina. Another such "Dolphin Diving" attempt will completely wipe out their personal stamina until it recovers normally. The higher stamina depletion versus that of a jumper is due to the combo exploit move of a prone to jump position or vice a versa.

So when an exploiting player in a FPS multiplayer round. Uses such unnatural physical acrobats will get them more likely killed in-game than saved during a virtual combat encounter.

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes of The Day

Hello All,

Here is my monthly iteration of my hobby and personal therapy of writing down inspired spiritual wisdom proverbs. Inspired due to the effect of using a writing technique that's called "automatic writing". Which is allowing your intuition to guide you to which words to line up in a sequence of expression and context.

May you enjoy the next three quotations written around November of last year 2007. My current tally is at number 900, which is hopefully if "God Willing" will be published in Volume 3. Of "The Jewels of Truth" book series, currently I'm taking my time in compiling Volume 2 at a snails pace.

If you enjoy this spiritual wisdom material I've written to date. Volume One "Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within" is available in paperback and E-Book formats at any book store as a print on demand title.

Without a further adieu here are the next three all original spiritual wisdom quotes I've authored. Followed by my other favorite segment of "favorite quotes of the day" of other notable people.


837) We are the authors, lovers, and dreamers of this creation. What shall we create with our intentions?

I hope as an entity soul that we as a collective overcome this strife we've brought down upon our heads. As a sliver entity within the macrocosm of God's Spirit as the maker "this to shall pass and fade like the wind". Only unconditional Love can spare us from our self induced madness. That is the grace that God offers all life reborn onto itself. Be still and remember what it is to be Holy once more in the Love of God(dess). Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

838) For those who know in reincarnation suspect rightly so they can follow their inner obligation for this life or cast it away. Those that choose by benevolence to follow their inner dharma will not be dismayed, nor will they suffer hardships that are cruel. Those who are acting upon there obligation by sacred purpose for this life. Will be honored in return by writing upon their hearts and minds there next purpose by grace. It is always a willing companionship to enjoin one's purpose with their truest Love.

Unconditional Love by sacred intention can not be forsaken in one's Divine mission for each lifetime. It is a marriage of hearts and minds all focused on the singularity of ultimate creation. To beget more natural and uplifting well being for all concerned. Be well and know your wishes and desires will be purified with the absolute love of God(dess) in a remarkable display of glory for all that is good. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

839) Half an attempt is no attempt at all. One must be willingly to stretch beyond there own comfort zone. Or risk failing more often than is necessary to achieve what was desired in the first place. A full attempt may fail in effort, but one has pushed themselves beyond what is known to them at that moment in time. Resulting in learning a lesson and personal growth for the next attempt to be even better than the first one. That is if the desired results are sensible and not unrealistic in nature to be achieved by sweat equity. By giving fully to an attempt one succeeds no matter the outcome. Due to the tenacity of the intent akin to a full sense of being earnest. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


All things are possible to a believing heart. ---Flavia Weeden.

Having a dream is as necessary to the heart as love. ---Flavia Weeden.

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. ---Aldous Huxley.

We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives. ---Ben Weininger.

People of vision are tools of God. ---Dr. Michael R. Norwood. "The Making of the Wealthy Soul".