[freeciv-ai] Re: player's view on ai
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On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 02:50:58PM +0000, Per Inge Mathisen wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Christian Knoke wrote:
> > AI fight at each other when they are equally strong. I don't.
> > Maybe AI should only attack if/when:
> > 1) it has a military signifant plus of technologies
> > 2) has it's units updated to that tech level
> > If 1 or 2 is not true, it should only attack if there is no possibility to
> > develop by means of expansion, infrastructure, or research.
> Perhaps good ideas, but need fleshing out more.
> What if the AI never develops superior technology?
It does not attack. It tries to expand, grow, build infrastructure.
> It would never attack?
Yes. As long as it can do something else.
> That would be boring.
Kind of. Right now, it's attacks are *ridiculous* most of the time.
This is not because they perform the attack badly (they do), but because the
are trying battles they cannot win, e.g. putting a single cannon in front of
my city which contains an alpine troops. While they are on 'hard' level they
should really know better..
> It may be more fun to be continually bothered by the AI - more challenge
> throughout the game, instead of all being squeezed into one huge attack.
Ok. Maybe introduce a SAF option? Read Stupid Aggressiveness Factor.
> What if another player is expanding faster? Harassing him with a few fast
> units might be a way to stall him. The AI does that a lot against me and
> I find it quite annoying ;) But this is mostly when we start on the same
Yes, this is a good thing and should stay! But at a certain point the AI
should stop that.
Whats even good is cruising with ships and shot settlers. It should stop
when it looses too much.
> Finding out how well we can expand is not easy the way the code is written
> What I can do is to make the AI not declare war while it is still
> expanding. However, this will only make it very easy to derail the AI by
> declaring war on it to make it slow its expansion.
Being in war != attacking. Only attack if you will win. This is Sun Tsu I
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