From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
I agree it is funny. But not helpful. I am interested in supporting the game but when the AI won't advance into an empty victory location I find it hard. And by doing so they stay in open ground.
This is the kind of thing that must be addressed as a priority along with the very important update 'TOOLTIP' combat predictions. See, if I buy Kursk and see tanks sitting around and infantry sitting around because of lazy AI, I'd be disappointed. Because there is nobody to hot-seat with, and nobody to PBEM with.
I know these statements may seem to put a lot of pressure on Matrix and developers but they need to be made and when necessary emphasized. It's because this game has the outstanding potential that it does, that I stick around for it.
I wholeheartedly agree with both you. In my opinion, THE upgrade ToTH currently needs is an improvement of the AI behaviour. This is such a basic requirement I think it is more important than having smoke, hit percentages, different nationalities or any other feature (and yes, I would also like having all these features). I understand it is not an easy task, and I acknowledge the IA has somewhat improved (as regards to AFVs), but this is not enough.
Too many times I have seen the AI making absurd target selection choices (see the attached picture, which has been taken this morning: the German squad and the 75mm IG fired at the two less threatening targets ), or missing easy opportunities like the one Gerry reported in the opening post. Preventing the AI from firing at long range will undoubtedly cut LOS verification time, but will also turn any scenario not taking place in close terrain into a one-sided massacre.
I do not pretend having a Patton-like artificial opponent, but I still don't see any trace of a ferocious and adaptive AI which will dynamically respond to a player’s maneuvers..
I will certainly purchase the Kursk DLC to support the system, but I also think issues need to be reported (and, if possible, addressed).
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
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