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To: "Per I. Mathisen" <per@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Raahul Kumar <raahul_da_man@xxxxxxxxx>, freeciv-ai@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [freeciv-ai] Re: Massive AI 5
From: "Anthony J. Stuckey" <astuckey@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 20:04:37 -0600

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 06:56:43PM +0000, Per I. Mathisen wrote:
> I'm against sprinkling the AI code with such braindamage. The AI should be
> limited by a few, well-placed handicaps, not a hundred small pinpricks
> that complicates the code.

        Yes, and H_PREFER_INEFFICIENT_PRODUCTION can be one of them, although I
agree with you and not Rahuul.

> Using the current tax regime, buying stuff makes the AI go into taxmen
> mode. That is bad, since the race for getting to Republic as early as at
> all possible is more important than anything else.
> So the special case originally added turned out to be contra-productive.

        Upgrading units really hoses the AI too.  We should definitely do
something to make it understand that disbanding is sometimes the better

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