It's especially bad when then foes are humanoid beings.
You know what I mean - you're leveling in the open world, and you come across a bandit camp. And they're all walking in circles in the same spot, wandering aimlessly, doing absolutely nothing.
If you want to make AOC 100x better than others MMOs, please invest time and give your foes a purpose or an activity. Have your beasts hunt in pack, have them run around the fields.
Have your humans characters have a (no audio) conversation with each other, with hand gestures and all. One could be sleeping under a tree. They could be practicing their swordplay. Or they could be patrolling.
Point is: don't make it like WoW, where every open world monster just stands around doing absolutely nothing.External link →