I am not a board game player and have never really cared for that kind of game most likely because of the problem of getting players together to not only start a game but to finish it, plus the inconvenience of where do I play this game, dining room table, den etc.
and it would seem to me that it would have to be held in one persons home all the time till the game is finished unless you have a way of moving the game and its 50 million pieces to another persons home.[any divorces] This is not a dig its me being amazed by you WIF gamers, really in awe of you. When the AI question came up about having it or not I think Steve was a little stunned by the response of the players overwhelming YES. I have read remarks that the game will only sell to the die hard fans of WIF and they will play the game by PBEM, I am going to disagree with that thought, the reason why is because IMHO the gaming community is hungering for a game that is not in the beer and pretzels range, SC series and others.[not a dig against SC] I admit I like a quick fast game to be over in two nights but after reading all the posts and some of the rules and learning more about this game from CWIF and you seasoned board players of this game I have learned the hard way [inflamatory posts by me] that this is truely a magnificient endeavour by ADG for the board game and Matrix through Steves efforts for MWIF. I believe as I have always believed that a decent AI will open up the game to gamers all over the world who do not prefer PBEM or hot seat or whatever, this is not a comment one way or the other about the AI but just a conjecture of what they the gaming public might want inside of WIF and those who have never seen or heard of this remarkable game outside of WIF players. I am looking forward to the release of this truly remarkable game as is every one else here is, when its ready Steve its ready and not a minute before.
Steve has indicated several times that the AI is a part of his contract and one of the reasons he took the job. In the 2008 WiF annual interview with him, he indicated he has been interested in AI programming since 1976. So I look forward to 34 years worth of AI programming experience.
Integrity is what you do when nobody is watching.