DreadgeNought#5815 posted (#post-221791) said:
HandSolo#4718 posted (#post-221788) said:
Not a fan of AI in any match, I like Snibs suggestion. Reduce the number of players in a match, no AI. The matching system as Snib has said, already waits for a specific number of real player before creating a match. So just reduce the number of players to the current min of real players vs AI, and no more AI.
This doesn't fix the unfair matches, but it would help in that AI wouldn't be messing things up.
The issue is when there are too many AI without an enforced balance of units per side, with the same score gave as players, with behavior and units that lead to them just being food.
As said again: Player Choice. (for those that DO want or who don't care about if are AI bots in games).
To allow for the choice to not be part of AI/Bots included games, if at a longer MM, with Bot Options for those that don't mind or care for when Populations are far too low. (just go into Settings and Tic the 'boxes' as they apply; just that simple... or such)
In either case, yeah. Bot/AI need to not have frontline determining power like how it feels + the unequal distribution of players starting with Rank, eh.
With dynamic Team Sizes to match Squad Sizes populations we can also do more the most to remove the need for bots where can help it. - such it is better to have some bots AI if someone gets dropped out of a game.
So speaking of, how big would be 'big enough' or if too big for games? Think that 12v12 could become a thing on larger "Onslaught" type Maps or if on more vast maps with more quadrants to them? How big is "Too Big?"
By giving people the choice to only que for certain types of matches, what your suggestion would really do is to split the player base between matches even more. That means longer que times and more AI bot injection. It means the unfair matching system would become even more so. You might have some points if the player base was much, much larger but until that time, this would cause issues that all of us want to avoid. It will also cause some to leave the game all together.