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AI idea

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:07 pm
by sharon

In the next version of slay could it be added to the AI

that if one player (human or pc) is stronger the other players all gang up on it ?

The reason i ask is because if a player is stronger than the rest it gets left alown and nobody attacks it meaning it will just get stronger and stronger
then win to easly..

i think it would make it loads harder if say you was winning and the other 5 players started attacking you!

just an idea, what do you think ? :)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:09 am
by Legacy
But what if you have only one or two more hexes and a peasant more than the comps. Then, when they gang up on you, it is impossible. There would have to be a sort of proportionate response.

What is AI?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:25 am
by dadat
What is AI?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:25 pm
by BoxZone_Author
Whats is AI?
Aritifical Intelligence: The set of algorithms that govern how the computer players behave.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:38 pm
by sharon
maybe that is something that would be justified in the skill level ie...

level 1 this sort of AI dont kick in but as the skill level you choose increases then so does the possability of being ganged upon if your a little stronger :)

just that in most games on a hard level it is very hard to beat but in slay even on the hardest level most of the islands can be beaten first time..

great game though, i aint pulling it down 1 bit just giving an idea how it could be made a little harder :)

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:13 pm
by Tris
I agree - in that when I am in second place I am looking to hurt the guy in first place as much as possible, at the same time as expanding. Would make sense for the computer to 'think' about this.

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:03 pm
by rich12545
I think this would be fine for an option. Maybe it's just me but the game is hard enough to beat as is. I am very impressed by Sean's ai in this and his other games.

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:01 pm
by sharon
I am not saying there is nothing wrong with Seans AI, i also think its good,

This is just a idea of what could be added.

And dont forget by adding this feature dont always go against you...

Say your only a small group and some over sized computer player starts attacking you....

Wouldnt it be nice if the other pc players (apart from yourself) started attacking them ?

So this can work both ways..

All i am trying to put across is maybe this feature would add more realism to the way a pc handles the game :)

Please Sean, what do you think?

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:10 am
by Sean OConnor
It's something I'll think about when I update the AI but I'm always wary of making the other players "gang up" on any player even if it's for the reason that the player is winning as I'll get accused of making them cheat and pick on the human player.

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:12 pm
by sharon
That would be great

May be could be added to options as as "agressive play" :twisted:

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:35 pm
by Legacy
I'm inclined to agree, maybe as another difficulty level, perhaps called Evil, or just as a check box kinda option at the new game screen.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:02 am
by Fusion_power
I generally agree that the AI needs to be improved. The suggestions mentioned in this thread are just a beginning though of the changes that are needed.

Sean, If you decide to tackle the AI, post a message and let us all make suggestions. I have about a dozen that would make the game dramatically harder.