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AI launching pointless sats, or more meaningful than meets the eye?

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by s0nny80y, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. s0nny80y

    s0nny80y Emperor

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    Could the AI be programed to launch satellites for surveillance purposes or to refuse available orbital space for your own launches?
     
  2. mrjepson

    mrjepson Warlord

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    In my last game it appears the AI was hunting for my Mind Flower with miasma removal satellites. There was just no other reason for putting them up so far from land that was there's or could be settled. Once I noticed it I carpeted that area with my own useless satellites.
     
  3. Xenotitan

    Xenotitan Prince

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    I think the A.I. might just be bad with satellites. Last game I played an A.I. launched a solar collector by our mutual border. 3/7 of the tiles were inside my lands and already visible to the A.I. because they were next to its borders.
     
  4. TLHeart

    TLHeart King

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    solar collectors are far from useless.
    removing miasma for trade routes is far from useless.

    scouting your territory, since you won't give open borders, is far from useless.

    adding miasma, can be useful...

    putting up a satellite prevents you from putting one of your own up.
     
  5. KiNg_

    KiNg_ Chieftain

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    Ok how about putting a lasercom sattelite outside of their borders?
     
  6. Windscion

    Windscion Chieftain Supporter

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    LCS is part of Contact victory sequence, so possibly justified.
     
  7. KiNg_

    KiNg_ Chieftain

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    Yeah that's also what I thought but then I saw the same civ launch a second one in the same way xD
     
  8. Rellin

    Rellin Norrathian Gnome

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    Not much you can say in defense about a second one.
     
  9. TetraZim

    TetraZim Chieftain

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    I had just taken over 4 of Daoming's cites. And she never removed the weather control satellites.
    I just figured the AI was never programmed to destroy its own sats.
     

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