MMOs and Minions
So im sure we are all familiar with the familiars. The skeleton warriors and spawns of hell. the spectres and the elementals. We all know which ones are for tanking and which ones are only good for two animations. moving and the one swing. Most MMOs treat minions as either cannon fodder or literal mindless mobs that barely do as they are told. very very few have good, viable minions in their games. They usually have those 3 parameters for their behavior. Aggressive aka attack anything in a 5 step radius. Defensive, attack when you take damage and for those that it applies to healing. uses the Heal skill once every 30 seconds and does nothing else. But mabinogi has something that i haven't seen any other game do. with their pets you do have those three settings but you can also make your own. Attack Certain enemies in certain ways. Make Combo patterns. Heal skill When you are hurt at a certain point then attack after you are ok. Yeah you need a little coding but you can make your pets in it do things you want for the outdated game. I want that for my summons. If we get to do more than one summon then i want to be able to designate what they do. Tank focus on the one i tell it to. Range focus on lowest health. Heals heal faster and also other summons. Hulk, Smash. Like you actually would do.