AnzacA1, on 05 November 2016 - 10:41 PM, said:
Get rid of bots, they're a stupid idea.
you must have missed the debacle that was 1.5-1.8. In 1.5 they changed the game dramatically and a bunch of people left. In 1.6 they tried making a fair balanced mm which resulted in a 15 to 20 minute wait for a 1v1 even when there was 20 people in the same tier as you waiting in queue, 15 in the tier below and about 20 or so in the tier above. It took them about 3 months to fix it. they gave us an MM specifically for the NA server which gave us a minimum of 3v3 after a short wait. Unfortunately they made it so all matches were 3v3 even when we had enough people in queue for a 7vs7. Around the middle of 1.8 they started having bigger games than 3v3. Because of all the screw ups they did, Persha decided to add bots due to low population. The bots are still bots, but they are better than when they first came out. I have seen humans do the same exact thing that bots have done with one exception. I have never seen a human not shoot an enemy plane that was in their sights. I have seen bots that have had enemy planes (both humans and bots) in their sights and not pull the trigger.
I would rather have 15 vs 15 all humans, but I never want to go back to the 1v1 humans only with a 20 minute plus wait. Persha has to do something extraordinary to get population back. They had a good event to get people back, but they messed up by following it with a memory leak that caused crashing to desk top. The memory leak was the fastest I've seen Persha fix something.
in this latest iteration of bots, one human is in control of where the bots go, and v they follow one of the human. If there is more than one human on your team, and one of them is not in a ga, they will follow the non ga. If you are the only human and in a ga, the bots will follow you. use this to your advantage. don't rush in to kill ground targets right away. help your bots get better positioning.
Edited by Psicko23, 06 November 2016 - 07:24 PM.