2500 hours and counting..
- Oct 27, 2001
I sure am.
Originally posted by Exile_Ian
I tend to think that the AI is far superior to the human player in certain areas:
The AI doesn't forget to review trade agreements when circumstances require it (e.g. 'gift' you made of Gems for a Civ advance that has done its 20 turns but you forgot to renegotiate) - I lose more stuff this way than anything!
The AI continuously monitors every city and unit and attempts to make best use of them. (I constantly have cities churning out food units but they're stuck on pop level of 6 because I didn't get around to building an aquaduct yet).
The AI makes it decisions based on facts and changing situations - whereas I often make subjective decisions based on previous prejudices (such as hating the French but somehow believing that the Indians are a peace-loving race).
The AI manages its 'strategy' by using short-terms plans and objectives - and sticking to them. It can be very single-minded when it comes to capturing one of your cities and tends to commit 100% to that single aim. I often forget what my objective was and get diverted easily.
We could all probably become much better players if we applied just some of those points to our own strategies.
Originally posted by VoodooAce
Hhhhhmmm....does the AI suck?
Relative to Civ2, no.
Relative to a human player, heck yeah, it sucks.
Let's face it, all AI sucks. All. Once you've played against human opponents, youi can never go back.
Give me MP!!!! And I'll stop complaining as that is the only complaint I have remaining. Most others have been fixed w/patches.
Better late than never.