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Code algorithms that can take over the role of players from repetitious tasks.

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Agents Avatars Algorithmic Agents Proxy Players Left 4 Dead series AI Players

World of Warcraft provides players with a set of functions that can be used for writing scripts. These scripts can vary from being practical macros that reduce the amount of excise but can also be more complex scrips capable of interacting with the environment.[1].

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Using the pattern

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Can Instantiate

Can Modulate

Algorithmic Agents

Can Be Instantiated By

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Potentially Conflicting With


A revised version of the pattern Mule that was part of the original collection in the book Patterns in Game Design[2].


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named WoWAPI
  2. Björk, S. & Holopainen, J. (2004) Patterns in Game Design. Charles River Media. ISBN1-58450-354-8.


Karl-Petter Åkesson