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Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/5/2015 20:37:48


traviter
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Hey first post here, so let me know if this is the wrong forum or something.

I'm currently in a game where players turn into AIs if they get booted. This is great because if someone happens to miss a turn, they're not necessarily completely screwing up their team for the rest of the game because they can come back later. However, the cards are a bit critical in this game, and the AI have just been playing them willy-nilly on both sides. They'll airlift one army to a non-critical location or sanction one already weak opponent that happens to be on their border. If cards are at their max and we don't use them, I can understand the AI randomly discarding or playing cards, but it's really annoying that the AI have access to a shared resource that we were purposely conserving for future turns. I understand AI should be able to use cards if it's players vs AI, but if there's a mixture of AIs and players on a team, I would think you'd want the AI to allow the players to use the cards. In summary, I think a simple map setting to turn off AI cards would be incredibly helpful.

Thanks!
Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/5/2015 21:26:53


Norman 
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You sure it's an AI who is playing those cards?
Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/5/2015 21:35:08

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I think it would be good if you could over rule your AI team mates from playing or dis-guarding cards. You can advise and discuss strategy with your team mates, yet you have no influence over AI team mates. I think this amendment would be fair.
Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/5/2015 21:45:41


TBest 
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AI can only "play" card i two cases.

AI can play a reinforcement card
AI can discard any other card, if the max # of cards have been reached

In team games with a human player the AI won't use any cards. (I am 90% sure this is the case)

Based on your description it is (as Norman stated) a human playing those cards.
Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/6/2015 17:00:07


traviter
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I double checked, and you're both right about the sanction - that particular player was not in AI status at the time. But the airlift was definitely AI. It's game #7902595 for reference. At time of writing the game is still in progress, but the transcript clearly shows the card was played by an AI (was: Minh Le) on turn 7. I'm not opposed to AIs playing cards whilst not on a team with human players. In fact, my opinion is that they should be able to play all cards when configured to do so, but that's probably a separate discussion.
Feature request: Configure AIs not to play cards.: 2/6/2015 17:06:45

Fizzer 
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the transcript clearly shows the card was played by an AI (was: Minh Le) on turn 7

That's actually a bug that it says they're AI. If you look at the very top of the turn, it says that Minh Le took back control from the AI. So that card was actually played by Minh Le, not an AI.

The AI currently doesn't know how to play airlift cards and will never play one. Also, an AI will never play cards at all when it's teamed up with a human, since it assumes the human knows how to use them more effectively. The only exception is if the AI is forced to use a card, but that rarely happens since usually the AI commits before the humans and only the last teammate to commit is forced to use cards.
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