So, the pathfinder has recently gotten much much much worse and its not funny anymore. Droidz, you cannot just shrug it off anymore.
Not going to beat around the bush, the pathing sucks, it absolutely sucks right now, its unusable for AFK botting, anyone who dares to leave their character unwatched with the pathing right now will absolutely not survive players watching the bot.
Just look at this path for example, this is fucking ridiculous:
(Picture provided by <not-to-be-named-person> in Schaka's discord)
No one can call that pathing - especially when the bot cannot swim.
An example of your average day with the pathing:
Yesterday, my bot suddenly started taking huge detours in thunderbluff (this is AFTER the pathfinder crashed..)
This is what the paths looked like before: OK, it looks bottish since it already doesn't take the most direct path.. but fine, its not too long detour and it doesn't walk too often.
[N] 22:27:05 - [Path-Finding] FindPath from -1213,678 ; 93,96169 ; 133,7028 ; "None" to -1263,31 ; 44,5454 ; 127,545 ; "Flying" (Kalimdor) [N] 22:27:05 - [Path-Finding] Path Count: 7 (77,99333y, 0ms)
But then this happened:
[N] 00:12:20 - [Path-Finding] FindPath from -1209,873 ; 98,67814 ; 134,6978 ; "None" to -1263,31 ; 44,5454 ; 127,545 ; "Flying" (Kalimdor) [N] 00:12:20 - [Path-Finding] Path Count: 10 (120,5144y, 0ms)
Extra 43 yard detour, yeah.. It started walking trough the fucking only puddle in thunderbluff and getting stuck in it, I was lucky to catch it happening, it would have been guaranteed ban if not.
(^ this is from a bot that is running as a AH bot, so only walks between the mailbox and auctioneer, the paths never change. Or at least they shouldn't change.)
This is just beginning, let me post few links from the front page of this bugtracker
(disclaimer one of them was mine, it's ignored - but I assume this is because you're fixing all the other wrobot related bugs..)
But yeah, all those posts from just the front page?! And more coming constantly, the different wrobot-related discords are getting multiple complaints about the pathing daily, this is not a long term business plan.
Would you please recognize this as a problem? People are really unhappy with the pathing, especially anyone trying to work with questers. "Create offmesh path" seems to be the de-facto answer for these issues, but in all honesty - the pathing should be fixed.
I'm not going to get into the remote pathing server at all, I hate all DRM's but its your decision to keep us out of it. We have multiple (cloud)system specialists in discord if you need help making it HA, we'll give you a hand.
But I do pray that you would show us some love, the pathing is horrible, and it needs to be fixed.