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Vapourware Scam Citizen - Only people with too much money can become StarCitizens! WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Morgoth, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Perkel Arcane

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    3.15.1 went into Player Test Universe.

    It brings clouds to Microtech (only Micro for now):



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  2. Myobi Savant

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    cloud tech*
     
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  3. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Vatnik Wumao

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    AMAZING,CLOUDS!!!

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  4. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Vatnik Wumao

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  5. Myobi Savant

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    https://archive.fo/Yhnx8#selection-797.0-797.136

    After 3 years of silence, we got another release window to miss!

    and... mofos ain't even sure the damn thing will be able to host more than 50 players x,D

     
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  6. GhostCow ワイフハンター Patron

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    Just cancel this trash and make S42 already
     
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  7. RobotSquirrel Savant

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    If freelancer taught you anything its that Chris Roberts has to be physically removed from a project in order for it to release by a more competent project lead.
     
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  8. Alexander DeLarge Cipher

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    50 player count servers are pretty standard for ARMA unless you're willing to deal with the game constantly shitting itself so that's what I was expecting for their first iteration since Star Citizen is pretty much ARMA in space and frankly I don't think they need any more from a gameplay perspective in the short-term. Imagine a grid-based map and each coordinate on that grid having its own instance and you can manipulate the bounds of that instance. That's how server meshing is meant to work for a highly populated area. Theoretically you could have each district of a landing zone (city) be its own instance and while you're hopping on a train to another district, it moves you to a separate point on the grid containing a whole new 50 player instance. A landing zone like Area 18 could contain 150-200 people within city limits between 2-3 districts and a spaceport and that seems right around what I'd see in the top MMO's cities during prime time and those are much smaller than Lorville or Area 18.

    For the outskirts of a planet that don't see much activity? That instance would be physically larger and if there's no current activity in that coordinate, it sounds like their intent is to be able to turn that portion of the mesh off until someone enters it and they can spin it up as needed. Factor in the connections-of-connections system that basically works as the algorithm that recommends you friends on Facebook to fill up your instances so you're always interacting with people you know or have reason to interact with such as organization members or enemies of your organization, people you've accepted contracts from, the server mesh concept makes a lotta sense and it's the only way you could have this sort of high fidelity systemic gameplay in a massively multiplayer online game like this.
     
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  9. Myobi Savant

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    What a load of apologetic bullshit. Disgusting.
     
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  10. RobotSquirrel Savant

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    city life has higher capacity and is also sharded meaning you can move your account to other servers in the network, your data is persistent regardless of what server you join. Some of the Arma servers I've seen running city life have had 100-200 pop with 1-4 servers.
    If they can't pull that kind of pop then its pretty pathetic because Arma already does its just that it doesn't use AI for those servers. I feel as if Roberts made a big mistake with the size of the game and with the necessity of having AI.
     
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  11. Perkel Arcane

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    AI won't be run on player servers in near future. They have quanta in works that will offload all AI out of player servers creating backend service that communicates with player servers.

    Static server meshing role is to replace one server per system with several/dozens which will improve both performance and player count and be test bed for their dynamic server meshing at the same time. Currently with 50 players their servers operate at around 20-30fps tick rate and in some really spread out population even lower than that which causes huge problems.

    In theory static server meshing is enough for great player count sizes as well as huge world with good performance. The problem is scalability as for it to provide those numbers you would have to put shitload of servers in places where are no people thus wasting $$$. The point of dynamic server meshing is to allocate and divide load on the go creating way in which server A can split into A and B and leave B load to new server all automatically adjusting on the fly.
     
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  12. Myobi Savant

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    The project left pre-production 12 years ago, and the 1st version of the technology that the entire project is riding on MIGHT be ready just next year, a friendly MIGHT BE, because just like everything else in this project when the time comes, it will get delayed…. WTF is the 1st version? Well, I can tell you what is not, is not enough to have 2 Idris, 2,000$ worth JPGs, fighting each other.

    Plus, even ignoring the company incompetence, just on pure limitations on hardware and internet connections, I highly doubt CiG will ever get that shit working properly in our life-time.
     
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    I mean logically it makes sense to offload that processing to dedicated servers in the cluster. There's one big problem however, the system falls apart if PU becomes popular. They won't have the power necessary to deal with that kind of demand I don't think there's a data centre on earth that could. The AI will be expensive to run especially without much abstraction. I have no doubt they will be forced to decouple the systems at some point and wait until demand lowers that's where I see this going.

    They could fix the issue if they just made AI exclusive to PvPvE specific instances and have exclusive PvP on a separate instance making up the majority. There's no reason to roll it out on every instance the problem is that the core of the game seems to be revolving around that AI.
     
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  14. Myobi Savant

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    There is also this:

    … and this is a fucking backer of the game by the way, jokes on him though, by the time the game is out, everyone will have access to quantum computing.

    I'm also curious how jesus tech will work out with people with shitty internet connections...
     
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  15. Perkel Arcane

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    Quanta will be divided into 3 "tiers"

    1st tier is pure statistic. Meaning that most of quanta don't really exist they only exist as probability cloud and they are very simple in how they work. You can run 100s of thousands of them on normal non server rig.

    2nd tier are npcs which come into existence when player interacts with 1st tier probability cloud. Meaning for example that player was moving through space and in that space there was high chance of pirate attack. Pirates spawn and start to fight with player. Player either kills them or not. In any case most of them despawn and go back to being probability cloud.

    3rd tier. This is when player decides for example to follow one of pirates. So that NPC now is getting fully simulated. IT has its own goals, vices etc. Maybe he will go to bar on grim hex to drink or hunt someone else. It will stay that way until it gets killed or player loses interest and stops tracking it.

    Basically scalable system that won't burn their servers and still provide ample simulation on any scale.

    It will be like any other game in that aspect. Meaning people with high ping simply either will deal with it or will not play.
     
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  16. RobotSquirrel Savant

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    Not gonna happen. The average consumer doesn't need Q-Computers this is why everything has gone cloud. There's no reason grandma needs a Q-Computer.
     
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  17. Perkel Arcane

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    speaking of which. CIG is on track to beat previous record year in funding. At thing point they have same amount of money gathered as last record year.

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  18. Myobi Savant

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    There will be if she wants to play this shit if it ever releases.

    Yeah, for some reason I highly doubt that.

    GTA Online is probably the most recent nightmare of a mesh connection shitshow I’ve seen recently, I can’t wait to see how it will be with a server mesh connection in a game like this.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, I mean, I’m not fucking expert here, but my data will have to go from my client, to the server I’m playing in, from that server to multiple other servers, them from all those servers to the players that I’m interacting with… constantly, back and forth, right? Or am I missing something here?
     
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  19. Perkel Arcane

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    You didn't miss anything. Current (instancing) and static server meshing doesn't really care that much about latency because at all times you are tracked by one server. The real problem comes from dynamic server meshing because in case of static server meshing we are talking about say station A = server A but in dynamic server meshing that station could be didived into 20 servers and someone shooting from server 3 with bullet trying to hit someone at server 8 and flies through server 4,5,6,7 all has to be synchronized.

    As far as i know there isn't anyone outside of CIG that even tries to make attempt at dynamic server meshing. Usually MMO games use what current SC uses. Instancing. And this is why they talk about huge ass amount of players playing together in future unlike any other game or mmo.

    This is basically how CIG want to resolve this problem. By introducing cache like layer which has huge ass memory pool to cache everything server nodes have in memory and work as communication layer between player and server node on which he plays. So the bullet position is kept on replication layer instead of server node and it is only sent to server node to display that bullet position. That layer doesn't do any calculations it is strictly for cashing latency sensitive data and sending non latency sensitive data for cold storage (like your money amount in bank etc).

    Thanks to this you don't have situation in which 9 servers tries to trade information which each other about that dude who shot someone from server 3.

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  20. RobotSquirrel Savant

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    I like the ... some actual honesty from a change from CIG, yes it can handle 16 clients lol. Beyond that is a bonus.

    At least who ever is designing the network actually has some clue of what they're doing because having a separate shard for persistent databases is the best way to do it the issue is going to be the connections to that database and how it gets loaded in and out of the simulation part.
     
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  21. Perkel Arcane

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    I mean they have been working on it for years and they have pretty much unlimited budget. IT is only natural to expect that they come up with something. If CIG finishes it and it works i have no doubt there will be plenty of developers who will want to license their tech for other MMO games much like HERO engine is everywhere in mmo these days.

    CIG is pretty much only studio that could achieve it as they don't have any milestones and they have essentially infinite money. In any normal development situation owners wouldn't put single dollar on new tech if you didn't have designed from a to z system on paper and no vision for ROI.
     
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  22. zapotec Arbiter

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    That reminds me Einstein famous quote.
    Two things are infinite: CIG funds and human stupidity.
     
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  23. Grotesque ±¼ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Patron Vatnik

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    Divinity: Original Sin Divinity: Original Sin 2

    So, when they will start to license their engine, that would be the sign that they ran out of money?

    infinite now, 0 tomorrow.
     
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  24. Perkel Arcane

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    They can't license engine because they are using heavily moified cryengine on lumyard license. But whole multiplayer netcode tools associated with it and their whole setup.
     
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  25. Corbin Dallas Multipass Learned

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    I am willing to bet that by the time quantum computers exist, star citizen will be fully playable and fun. That day will arrive in approximately never, of course. Quantum computers aren't real, and never will be, and neither will Star Citizen.

    But a magic computer with more logic gates than there are atoms in the universe playing a space game with more fidelity than every stereo ever sold probably would be a blast.
     
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