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As MMO players, most of us take networking for granted. We just assume that somehow the actions I take are going to magically appear on someone else's screen. But there's a process behind it that's both a science and an art. If you've been following Pantheon lately, you might have heard terms like "network stack" and "ViNL" . They're at the top of the developers' priority list right now, but at first glance, it may not be obvious just how critical they are to the future of Pantheon. Let's break down how networking works in games & use that knowledge to take a look at how the new technology "ViNL" is pivotal in Pantheon's development process: https://youtu.be/5Ka22DsXJk