@MonkeyZ I have the same impression. The AI seems to target the weakest player most of the times. It has no strategy of winning, and still does not accept trades that are mutually beneficial. But during it´s own turn, it suggests the most absurd deals.
@Stroom Even a bit of time fixing minor bugs and/or small features would certainly go a long way to increase confidence (although I know many bugs have deep implications, and many platforms makes bug fixes a challenge) If Katan.io is web based, that's a more focused platform (I'll check it out!)
There was NO strategic advantage to the weird road placement. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN IN PC....so WHY is it happening here?
Ha ha, don't expect me to explain the AI. I was just tossing out the little bits I've heard. It seems to miss obvious moves all the time, or make questionable moves that unbalance the game. Purportedly they are working on AI improvements, at least in terms of the trading difficulties, so hopefully they are reworking most of the AI logic.
I haven't tried a computer game yet but I remember that asobrain and katan.io doesn't have these problems. The AI immediately halts all trades, except the ones that are illogical. Like giving 10 cards for 1 lumber.
Yesterday I was playing CaK and saw the AI player place the robber on his own tile. I placed the robber on his 9 tile when it was my turn. On his turn, he used a Knight to move the robber. He used up the Knight and moved the robber to his own 6 tile, then used another of his Knights to move the robber from his 6 tile to one of my tiles. I witnessed the AI doing this same set of moves twice in the game. This definitely was more of the AI moving the robber inappropriately and wastefully since he used two Knights each time it happened in the game. You will have to determine if these moves are within the same decision tree problem as the one seen in the Inka offering. Thanks for all your help!
Yes!!!! More crazy AI behavior that appears to be ignored by the ADMIN?!?!?! Today, AI 1 has 12 points (and 8 cards) and I have 7 points (C&K) AI2 rolls a 7 and instead of sitting the robber on a tile with me AND AI 1 (or just AI 1) it sets the robber on a tile with only me (and, obviously, takes a card from my hand). NO SANE PLAYER would make that move!!!! Come on Admins, get the logic tree straightened out...this is soooo much worse than PC AIs and has been for far too long.
Also, Stop having the AIs offer me trades it has NO intention of completing...that's just rude!!
@MonkeyZ What I hate most about AI is the way it trades. It makes completely unreasonable offers
It cannot grasp the concept that trade is a mutual benefit thing, give and take.
Oh definitely, the unreasonable trade flaw is it's biggest issue, and why most people try and game it. What's infuriating is it'll make crazy trades and then do nothing with it, or just purchase a card (that it'll never use), when it could have built a settlement or something with all the resources it just traded away.
And yeah, the AI is either ridiculous in trades, or impossible. It'll ask for a trade, and the very next roll when you have that resource, it'll refuse to make the same trade. It's frustrating.
Wow, I can't believe I didn't think of that. I looked at statistics but didn't specifically look at whether they earned victory point cards. I will keep an eye out for that, but I assume you are completely correct. Thank you!