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Deciballistic #1 Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:17 PM

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One scenario:  Map has two mining plants, one close to each spawn.  Bombers are controlled by bots.  At the start of the match, your bombers decide to go to the farthest away plant while the enemy teams bots go to the closest.  By the time your bombers reach the plant, it is already 2/3's red and an enemy heavy has taken interest in your bombers and ends up shooting them down over the sector just giving them control.  Team never seems to be able to recover from that.  Depending on what plane I am flying, I sometimes try to cover the bombers and on the RARE occasion that I can keep them alive and prevent the enemy team from taking the sector, my team has a chance to win, but usually my bombers just equal capture points for the enemy team.  Also when I do follow the bombers, my (bot) team has trouble capturing any sector so I am usually damned if I do and damned if I don't.

 

It just doesn't happen with mining plants, I see it with command centers as well where the bombers don't always choose to go the nearest sector.

 

Has anyone else noticed this and is there anything you find yourself doing to try to overcome, what I will call, bad bot behavior?



CorvusCorvax #2 Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:45 PM

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I try and use the F2 command to designate a sector to attack.

 

It works, sometimes.

 



Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:33 PM

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Every now and then I get a game where my opponents are in fighters and there are two mining plants..Bomber heaven!

 

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wylleEcoyote #4 Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:45 PM

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Fly a plane that is fast enough to quickly cap as many zones as you can.

Once a zone is capped dont take time to defend. Get to the next zone.
Watch your bots and help them out if they are taking too long to cap on their own.

Sure you can stick to one zone and defend it as the enemy bots come in to it one, then two, then three at a time; until you are dead.
You will have 10k+ points. and a loss.

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CorvusCorvax #5 Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:42 AM

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It's not so much having to nursemaid the bots.  They can, and do, help.

 

It's trying to nursemaid the bots, while carrying a potato human team mate, that hurts.  Now do it when you're both down-tiered. 



FreeFOXMIKE #6 Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:36 AM

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Do what you can ,with what you got.,is all I can say about it right now.

 


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Air_Defense_Aircraft #7 Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

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In that scenario the opposing bots will send 1 or 2 bombers and 2 ground attacks to their plant. If you are flying a heavy fighter head immediately to the far mining plant, don't wait for your bomber or GA. Go in high and take out bombers first then drop down for the GA's. 1 Heavy fighter can take that plant with aerial kills without help. Even if you don't flip it yourself you can keep it neutral or better till your bomber gets there.

CorvusCorvax #8 Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:54 PM

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View PostAir_Defense_Aircraft, on 13 August 2019 - 12:51 PM, said:

In that scenario the opposing bots will send 1 or 2 bombers and 2 ground attacks to their plant. If you are flying a heavy fighter head immediately to the far mining plant, don't wait for your bomber or GA. Go in high and take out bombers first then drop down for the GA's. 1 Heavy fighter can take that plant with aerial kills without help. Even if you don't flip it yourself you can keep it neutral or better till your bomber gets there.

 

I do it all the time.  :)  Make a HF pest of myself until my guys show up...



Throffy #9 Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:58 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 25 July 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Every now and then I get a game where my opponents are in fighters and there are two mining plants..Bomber heaven!

 

:teethhappy:

 

What's worst is your 5,000,000 point gunners!!

I feel no love from the underpants man ... none at all :(



trikke #10 Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

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View PostThroffy, on 15 August 2019 - 08:58 AM, said:

I feel no love from the underpants man ... none at all :(

 

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Captain_Underpants53 #11 Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:07 PM

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View PostThroffy, on 15 August 2019 - 07:58 AM, said:

 

What's worst is your 5,000,000 point gunners!!

I feel no love from the underpants man ... none at all :(


Hey!  I don't bother nobody who ain't bothering me.  The peaceful bombing of innocent civilians should not be interfered with!

 

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