I have a new video out which covers the idea of “Organic Factions” – in-game groups which grow and change independent of the player, though the player may decide to interact with them as they rise in power and influence. This system would also let the player create a faction of their own – allowing them to set up patrols, negotiate alliances, and crush enemies.
I’ve been working on this system for not just Skyrim, but with the anticipation that it may be adapted for Fallout 4 as well.
The video also has several details about my “Shadow of the Dragon God” mod here on the Nexus, as well as the AI Framework I’ve been working on.
One of the reasons I really like the Nexus is it’s so much better than Steam for fostering collaboration between modders and players. A big thanks to everyone here for all the inspiring conversations and feedback. I’ve been building and testing to create the most flexible and efficient means to make these changes in Skyrim. This is what “next gen” could be, instead of just fancy graphics and effects -- if this is what you want for the future, I’d love to hear from you!
Shadow of the Dragon God on the Nexus: