Replay videos

Regarding the Bastogne “replay” videos, Madrebel asked:

ah so you’ll never likely allow access to the game DB. what about a slave sql db with a read socket open to something like wiretap?

We’re not likely going to provide external access to the data, but we have – of course – been throwing ideas around for how we might make it useful in-game. I think it would be really bad juju if I picked any particular idea as an example because right now it is just a debug tool.

One of the reasons for making the Bastogne videos was “to see what we can see”. It actually kicked off an interesting discussion point when I coaxed Rafter into putting it on the big screen at the close of an unrelated meeting last week.