[WF-General] Earthworms as bait for fishing

Erik Hjortsberg erik.hjortsberg at gmail.com
Sun May 31 07:39:24 PDT 2009

Yes, that's another option. But the thing I like about having the 
earthworms simulated independently is that it's both fits better with 
the reality, and that we then also can reuse the simulation for when the 
worms are placed in other containers. So for example if we provide a 
jar, and then  put a piece of dirt into the jar, and then the worms into 
the dirt. The dirt will make the worms survive, and then the logic for 
the worms would make them recognize if the jar has a lid or not, and if 
the former prevent them from escaping (and in the latter case allow them 
to randomly escape, to the parent entity of the jar).


Alexey Torkhov wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-31 at 16:17 +0200, Erik Hjortsberg wrote:
>> I was thinking that the worms instead should be created when the mound
>> is dug. The AI for the worms should be extremely simple: they should
>> always try to escape to the "ground", at which point they would be
>> deleted from the world. An implementation would be that for each AI
>> tick it would just roll a dice to see if the worm succeeded in
>> escaping the container, and if the parent container is the moraf world
>> it would remove the worm.
>> In addition, each tick it should also check the type of container it
>> is in, and if it's not something which is dirt it will decrease a
>> little from the worms status (since worms tend to die if left out of
>> the dirt).
>> What do you think about that? Would that put too much stress on the
>> AI?
> For such kind of simulation, may be just simulate each mound itself and
> not each worm itself: add attribute that say how much are there worms in
> mount, set some average speed at which this number is decreasing and
> decrease it according to some probabilistic law.
> Alexey
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