I have overhauled the AI and line-of-sight calculations. This has reduced slowdown by orders of magnitude- whereas before it could support maybe 4-5 characters on screen with noticeable slowdown, I can now have 10-12+ characters without a hit to the FPS.
This is incredible!
Also, the guards are much much smarter now and behave a lot more like they should.
Basically, I have no more reservations about the game, and I'm just trying to finish it up and get it out at this point.
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