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[freeciv-ai] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] (PR#3663) [PATCH] The AI gets tech too qu

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To: sam+civ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [freeciv-ai] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] (PR#3663) [PATCH] The AI gets tech too quickly at the easy level
From: "Reinier Post" <rp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 08:05:40 -0800
Reply-to: rt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 11:17:01AM -0800, sam+civ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> My first impression playing freeciv is that the AI gets tech far
> too quickly, even at the easy level.  I also have observed, over at
>, other people complaining that the AI gets tech too
> quickly.  One person, who claimed to be able to beat the SMAC AI at even
> the highest level of difficulty, expressed frustration with freeciv's
> AI's perceived flagrant cheating.

It hardly cheats. It can see all of the map, and the hard AI also cheats
by being able to set research to 100% even at the start.  However, it
will hardly be able to beat you.  unless AI is very close initially, a
good player catches up with it before 2000 BC, with less than 10 techs

> The way the prorpietary Civilization games handle this is by
> having the AI get tech more slowly at the easier levels, and get tech
> more quickly at the harder levels.  

I think that's a good idea.  But the idea of "levels" isn't;
configuration variables should actually say what they mean.


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