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AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 19:09
I am thinking about trying this out, but all of my playing, at least for a month or more, would be against the computer. How good is it?
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 19:23
Generally speaking, not as good as a human opponent. For example--

1. Johnny does not play defense well--will leave a strong defensive position in order to get in more shots on an opponent in the upcoming turn (which might be smart right at the end of the game, if you need just one more medal, but generally is not a good move).
2. Johnny almost always uses the best card he has in his hand at any given time, without taking into account the context or whether this turn is the best time to play such a card.

That said, the AI is good for a quick game when no human players are available, or when you want to try out a scenario that you are not familiar with before taking on live competition. But I, for one, would certainly not want a steady diet of it for a month!
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 19:59
Yes, exactly as JAParker says. The real beauty of this game is against a human opponent. Play a few against the computer to get a feel of it, try to understand the card mix i.e. how many of each card there is etc. Once you beat the computer, which you will often you will want the better challenge. Beware though, it drags you in, before you know it you will have hundreds of games under your belt. Try to chat to your opponent, it makes defeat easier to take.

Stevie
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 21:22
Thanks to both but I will probably play against AI for a while anyway as I am uncomfortable wasting a good players time with an online game until I have played quite a bit and that's especially true here where each game is costing Ingots.
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 22:14
rickert wrote on Fri, 23 November 2012 21:22

Thanks to both but I will probably play against AI for a while anyway as I am uncomfortable wasting a good players time with an online game until I have played quite a bit and that's especially true here where each game is costing Ingots.

Don't be uncomfortable, just play against everyone who wants to. We like to help people both here on the forum and in game. Some players might not want to play you and have the option of declining your invitation.

If you spot me online invite me, I would be glad to play you and if I can give you some tips.

Just play the AI to get to know the mechanics of the game and then switch to human players as soon as possible. If you want to be promoted you have to play against humans anyway. Smile

Look for the promotions thread if you want info on that. Cool
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 23 November 2012 23:29
Rickert, welcome to Memoir. The bot is useful for helping you to learn the basic game mechanics. Humans are better for virtually everything else.

1. Humans are much better teachers than the bot. A knowledgeable human can answer almost any question you'll ask. The bot will say, "I heard you say 'I have a question.'"

2. Humans are much more interesting to talk to, in general.

3. If you tell human opponents that you're new to the game, they'll understand that you're still on the learning curve. There's no need to feel embarrassed -- we were all on that learning curve at some point, and we've all made the rookie mistakes.

4. If you play an unbalanced scenario against an experienced player, the game will be competitive, and you'll actually have a fair chance of winning.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Sam
      
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Re:AI question Fri, 30 November 2012 10:38
rickert écrit le Fri, 23 November 2012 21:22

as I am uncomfortable wasting a good players time with an online game


No no no! A few exceptions aside, the general idea is that players in this community are very much friendly and will love introducing you to the game ! You can start by buddying every player that replied this thread Razz

In that sense this game is very different than any other online game I know where people want to play at lightspeed (my girl got kicked out of her FIRST Catan online game ever by the other players) I can even assume that ticket to ride players are generally more inclined to play fast and want others to.

As for M44 well it's more about the experience, the sharing and learning (historical background and all) than it is of blitzplaying. At least it's my vision of the game and I can say that many players I've encountered feel the same.

Welcome welcome welcome !
      
    
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