From: Salinas, CA
Wow Omnius, I am a jerk, I have limited intelligence, spoiled brat purist, you must have been talking to my wife again only she knows that about me .
One of the problems on posts is that people read into a post only what they want to tear apart, they do not read the whole post. You have only been posting since June 2012 so maybe you missed the AI war 2 or 3 years ago. My exception to your post is the comment of the two or two and a half years that the AI ate up of Steve's time, a wasted time according to you if that is what Steve was actually doing. Your not a beta tester so where did your information come from?
No one ever said any AI is any good, even though Steve will put out a decent AI. I look at the AI as a practice tool, something I can try different tactics against preparing myself to play against the elite board game players that reside on these forums.
If we can lets be a little practical about game play, we have solo play which to tell you the truth I am surprised that it plays so well, we have hot seat but there's no one in my area that plays this type of game they play Combat Mission and COD2. So what does that leave me, PBEM, not practical IMHO.
Aha net play, now lets see Jose lives in Spain, Warspite lives in England, Peter lives in Denmark, Bjorn lives in Sweden, and many more fine posters here but all of these players are five to six hours different from me, not easy to get a game with them due to time zones.
That is how I look at the AI, not as an end all, just a tool. And I would appreciate it if you became a little more civil.
Now you seem to be more reasonable, a shame you didn't start out that way with me and just complained uncivilly at my valid considerations. My info comes from watching this forum, just because I only started posting here since June of last year doesn't mean I haven't been watching for many years. Only joined the forum after buying some other Matrix games.
It seems you and I have something in common, we use the Artificial Ignorances for practice, learning how to play some new game system. You originally made it sound like your whole life revolved around playing the AI only.
My big question was going to be just how disappointed will you be if the WiF AI isn't up to your expectations? From your first post I figured you'd be mightily disappointed but now it seems you have a more realistic view of the limitations of AI's. The only good thing to come from the long delay is that some fuinctions are ebing improved, like the convoy system that was such an AI mess in the original ADG version. I had no problem that it lacked an AI.
So yes we both use the AI to learn how to play a game system and how to game the system best testing out certain strategies. After that I just play solo, that way I don't have to rely on others to play quickly or they expecting it from me.
I'm glad that you have become more civil, now I can return that favor. Maybe we'll find other similarities now that we're both being civil. I just want to see the game get released so I can enjoy playing it, same as everyone else who has been waiting for so long.