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Actual tension between affinities

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Ravenwild, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Callonia

    Callonia Deity

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    Im going to make a guess here.

    Its probably because Firaxis devs don't want to improve the military ai because it would require them to put in some work that doesn't involve simply retexturing.
     
  2. Kutuzov

    Kutuzov Prince

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    Although there are some who do, I don't think these devs code the game themselves. I'm sure people will correct me if I'm wrong though. Therefore, improvements to the AI would have to be made by the AI coding team.

    The devs can ASK for improvements to be made but it's the coders who would have to make these changes and I'm sure they've had to devote their limited time to teaching the AI to manage the new features. They don't appear to have finished doing that yet. :D
     
  3. WiseGreen

    WiseGreen Warlord

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    Maybe the devs (most likely the publishers) don't want to spend resources on the military AI because it's incredibly hard to do it and/or the current Civ AI is already pretty close to the ceiling of what a 4x strategy game AI can do with its combat units, considering currently available AI techonology?

    CiV's AI sucks at combat because ultimately any AI sucks at combat, because they still can't come even close to the way our brain processes information and takes apparently unrelated data and mixes it together with what we were already planning to do, and uses it all to make decisions without sometimes even noticing. In RTS games, or in games where the outcome is more-or-less 100% predictable (like chess), the AI has an edge because it can do calculations faster than we, puny humans, can; but even in RTS, eventually the players figure patterns the AI is bound to use and exploit them. In turn based games, where we have all the time in the world to figure out the optimal move? The AI can't stand a chance. Maybe in ten or twenty years, but certainly not in the next BE expansion or Civ game.
     

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