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AI Religious Beliefs

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Strategy & Tips' started by Minou, May 23, 2019.

  1. Minou

    Minou Chieftain

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    Are there any known factors behind the beliefs the AI choses when it found a religion? I read the thread on Pantheons that explains how the AI almost always takes Earth Goddess first but ignores other good pantheons. For example, it sees that it has no pastures yet and thinks God of the Open Sky is worthless because it cannot "think ahead" and see that it has 3 Cows and 3 Horses that can be hooked up.

    I feel like they almost always take Warrior Monks, Divine Inspiration and Feed the World as the first three (not necessarily in that order), then sometimes Jesuit Education. Not sure I have ever seen some like Religious Community get taken.

    In my current game I have a relic from a hut and was planning to found a religion to get Reliquaries. If I sit back I should get the fourth/fifth religion from two Holy Sites and Divine Spark, but I have the option to spend a pile of gold to rush the third Prophet. If the AI might take Reliquaries it would be worth rushing, but if I know they are going to ignore it, as I suspect, spending the gold would be a waste.
     
  2. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    Never really looked into it, I’ll check the weighting’s. So you are looking at follower beliefs right? Not founder beliefs.

    From what i see from the few logs I have Warrior Monks all civs weight highly and all other follower beliefs have no weighting so may just be random.
    No weighting on founder beliefs at all
     
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  3. Minou

    Minou Chieftain

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    I was thinking Follower but it is interesting to know there are no weightings on others. I suppose I’d rather the AI just went fully random than always hogged one or two (like with Pantheons and Earth Goddess) and ignored the others.

    I ended up rushing prayers in my game. Better safe than sorry. But I reloaded to check and AIs did indeed take Warriors Monks, Divine Inspiration and Feed the World.
     
  4. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    yes, there is no weighting beyond monks but the logs show them 3 taken first so maybe buried deeper.
    I also checked and no random rolls for choosing a religion that are logged.
     
  5. DanQuayle

    DanQuayle Chieftain

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    From my experience, the AIs will always pick the same follower beliefs in the exact same order
    1. Warrior Monks
    2. Divine Inspiration
    3. Feed the World
    4. Jesuit Education
    5. Reliquaries
    The other follower beliefs will never get picked.
    The only exception to this order is when the human player will make a different pick, but the order of the choices made by the AIs will remain the same.
    Their 2nd belief chosen will also always be a worship belief. The building chosen seem to differ depending on the AI leader.
    (This is one of things that currently annoys me in this game.)
     
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  6. Minou

    Minou Chieftain

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    Thanks!

    Interesting (and depressing). I rarely pay that close attention to what beliefs the AI chooses and this is useful to know since you can figure out if Jesuit Education or Reliquaries are under threat or not. Guess I should not have rushed prayers in this case.

    Of course it would be better if the AI weighed them on current circumstance (eg upweigh Reliquaries if they pop a relic from a hut) and agenda (eg take spread beliefs if religious victory oriented or a science/culture one if going for space).

    That’s probably asking for more broken behavior so I’d ask Firaxis to just make it random.
     
  7. acluewithout

    acluewithout Warlord

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    I'd assumed the AI choosing Warrior Monks was deliberate - if the AI has WM as a follower belief, then that makes it easier to the player to actually build them (because player doesn't need to found their own religion to get them).
     

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