Who would have thought development was so political (Destiny)

by electricpirate @, Friday, May 26, 2017, 03:04 (2613 days ago) @ DEEP_NNN

What a huge wet stinky pile of political bullshit!


Very thoughtful analysis.

Nothing will change in their networking model except tweaking.


Incorrect. They have apparently changed things so that the "physics" host is one of their servers, rather than a player's machine (I almost said "console" but that won't necessarily be the case in D2 I guess). They're still not using the term "dedicated server" because something is apparently still using peer-to-peer connections, but having the physics hosted on their servers seems like it should make a significant difference.

Peer to peer is not going away for D2!


They literally said exactly that.


Jeez, I read the article first. More is dedicated for D2 than for D1. Peer to peer will also return in D2. It's not going away.

My point on calling bullshit is that they won't be able to make changes other than tiny tweaks.

This is much more than a minor tweak.

Functionally this is basically dedicated servers now. Cloud servers are running the physics logic. physics really means that the entire simulation, from grenade throws to bullet hit detection. Stuff like hulled out red bars should be a thing of the past.


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