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Mr Bluze
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Playing against the computer Thu, 19 January 2017 20:34
Why do you not like playing against the computer?

Why do you like playing against the computer?
      
Clexton27
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Re:Playing against the computer Thu, 19 January 2017 22:14
I like playing against the computer when I cannot find an opponent anywhere else. It is a way of scratching my Memoir '44 itch.

Playing against the computer is limited. It applies a consistent banzai strategy and can skew your approach to playing real opponents who don't employ the same techniques or tactics.
      
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Re:Playing against the computer Thu, 19 January 2017 22:51
I very rarely play against the bots (Johnny / Hermann).
I know I am playing against a flawed / predicable A.I. and it just is not the same vs a live opponent.

I really cannot list a good reason (IMO) to play against the bot. Nowadays, I prefer to wait for another time if their are no ready live opponents rather than play solo.
      
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Re:Playing against the computer Fri, 20 January 2017 03:22
My philosophy lies somewhere between those of Clexton27 and tank commander.

Unlike Clexton27, I will rarely (if ever) play the bot just for the sake of playing Memoir '44, for much the same reasons as those mentioned by tank commander--it is, overall, inferior to the best players, and very much inferior when a defensive (as opposed to an offensive) strategy is called for--for example, the Allies in Wake Island, or the Axis in many of the Western Front beach scenarios.

On the other hand, I do play the bot from time to time--usually to prepare for a tournament match (although I still prefer a live opponent for that). In such cases, especially if I am not familiar with the scenario (or have not played it in a long time), playing the bot can be a good introduction or refresher (although even in such cases I would not have the bot play a side where a defensive strategy is an absolute must).
      
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Re:Playing against the computer Fri, 20 January 2017 12:00
I do like to play the bot when I am on a tight schedule myself. The Bot plays fast and if I am still not ready on time I can just quit without my opponent getting agravated (or can bots be insulted, then this karma will bust me up Smile )

I also like playing the bot for testing/training purposes. To get a quick feel for a tournament scenario or test some of the rules.

I do not like playing the bot because it has very predictable offensive strategy. As explained very well by JAParker above.



I do like playing the bot for amusement purposes. Especially around objectives sometimes I cannot follow the decisionmaking process at all. I also find it fascinating that when the bot is attacking with his forward units but still has orders for his units closer to the baseline he sometimes shifts them left to right instaed of advancing them. Fascinating! Smile
      
Mr Bluze
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Re:Playing against the computer Sat, 21 January 2017 05:23
JAParker wrote on Thu, 19 January 2017 20:22

My philosophy lies somewhere between those of Clexton27 and tank commander.

I agree with you JAParker I am well as between these two players thoughts. Sometimes I have the patients to wait for other players to arrive, and there are times I don’t have the patients.

Jeronimon wrote on Fri, 20 January 2017 05:00


I also like playing the bot for testing/training purposes. To get a quick feel for a tournament scenario or test some of the rules.


Yes it is a great way to test scenarios for the purpose of tweaking them.

tank commander wrote on Thu, 19 January 2017 15:51

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I know I am playing against a flawed predicable A.I. and it just is not the same vs a live opponent.

This is a good point, but sometimes the computer surprises me.

      
    
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