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8-25-2011 @ 4:28PM
Not true Faar. One problem with your argument is that while creative developers may be unable to sit down and program the AI, they are both paid from the same pile of money. As in, the payroll account. So rather than hiring 5 new Art Devs, you hire 3 Art Devs and 2 programmers, or whatever the numbers are. Another problem is that, at some point, a programmer is going to have to make sure the monkey doesn't fall through the ground when it's summoned, tell the AI when to scratch the monkey's ass, and explain to the monkey how to act when the owner is walking, riding, flying, standing, sitting, and fighting. So you are still expending a finite resource in that the programmer has to figure out how to make the monkey more than a 2D avatar that follows you around like a cardboard cutout. That's not too hard to understand, is it, Buddy?
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