Want to win at Crowfall? Become a mind-reader.

    
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Hey, you know what would make you an incredible MMO PvP gamer? If you would just start reading the mind of your opponent already!

This is, incredibly enough, the subject of today’s befuddling Crowfall developer diary. In it, the team discusses the Japanese concept of “yomi,” which is knowing your opponent’s mind. “All the complicated decisions in game theory go away if you know exactly what the opponent will do next,” the diary pontificates.

What the diary does not state, however, is how one is supposed to go about developing yomi or exactly how Crowfall’s combat will be designed with yomi in mind other than a vague reference to counter-moves between power trees. But when you do figure out how to become a master of yomi, would you let us know?

Source: Crowfall

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Morreion
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Morreion

Hype trains are so last decade.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Anyone else surprised that Ghost Widow appears to be in Crowfall?

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

Leilonii Agreed wholeheartedly, at first when looking at some of the other comments I was like “there’s no way people actually don’t get what he was trying to say is there..?” I’m hardly any kind of amazing/excellent PvPer but it seems obvious and essential that a good PvPer learns to predict his/her opponents actions.

playerxx
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playerxx

And how does the mind reading in crowfall work? If it’s like this, I’m all for it!!!

TehAcidBaron
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TehAcidBaron

TierlessTime

deja vu flash from pamela anderson popped into my head reading that.

TehAcidBaron
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TehAcidBaron

That’s what you do in massive PvP games, you retreat let them hit you hard and suddenly while back peddling. Bam, pincer attack from both sides their healers crumbled. You win, they lose, you laugh, they cry.

Although it always requires a silly amount of dedication and discipline to pull off, ah early gw2 days holding castles with a 1/3 of their group, yes warrior healing shout that had no player cap helped a lot.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

deekay_zero And this is different than any other MMO how?

Estranged
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Estranged

deekay_zero Estranged I typed the wrong ailment, even though they are similar.  We could cause severe damage to our legs and such, due to the constant pressure applied from long gaming sessions in your typical desk chair.  

Deep Vein Thrombosis is what I meant to say…

The most famous case of this is when Iraqi war correspondent, David Bloom, died due to having limited motion while riding in transport vehicles over the course of several days.  Caused a pulmonary embolism. 

We do need to be careful as gamers.  Taking a good walk around the house and limiting session times is a good idea.

Jacobin
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Jacobin

It a concept taken from fighting games when when you think you know what the opponent is going to do, you have the appropriate counter ready. J Todd has said he is a fan of David Sirlin who wrote the book ‘playing to win’ and has written various articles about game balance theory.
Its hard to say if this can be applied to MMOs which have vertical progression and often have a rock-paper-scissors class balance system.

Lerxx
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Lerxx

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