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Zombie Flocking Discussion?

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Just wondering if there was a thread devoted AI and Flocking methods?

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I dont think they've told us too much about how they may be changed down the road.. other then speaking of some limitations on how many there can be in the server, we have not had much input on where they may go with zeds. 

I'd love to see at least some small sized hoards of 5-10 or more roaming around randomly. And would really love to see loud noises and light attract them much more.

 

Also, bleeding.. we need them to attract to blood. 

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