These bots...what the?!?

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a-pedestrian

FNG / Fresh Meat
Dec 2, 2010
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in cqc the bots don't seem to smart 1 enemy bot took out 4 of my men/bots :(


but other then that they are pretty good with getting to cover and killing me
 

sprinkles

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 29, 2006
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Something makes you think that you got lucky. Durring the first SP mission that I completed I witnessed a lot of bots getting stuck, mantling back and forth (was pretty funny), and just plain wandering about. I really didn't expect much at all, but its pretty good.

Honestly I think the sp campaign was a waste of development time.
 

MorningstarPA

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 1, 2011
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The bots are indeed impressive. I just wish the campaign wasn't so bare-bones. There's no real narrative, apart from the briefings, no cut scenes, no meaningful dialogue, just capture this, capture that.

It strikes me less as a full-fledged campaign than a multiplayer match with bots.
 

sprinkles

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 29, 2006
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The briefing and intro videos actually impressed me a whole lot. Should have made more scripted like sp levels instead of just bot mp games. Had a lot of potential to be something fun to do instead of mp for a bit.

I take the briefings had a lot of inspiration from company of heroes. I swear its the same guy narrating.
 

froggyluv

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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Something makes you think that you got lucky. Durring the first SP mission that I completed I witnessed a lot of bots getting stuck, mantling back and forth (was pretty funny), and just plain wandering about. I really didn't expect much at all, but its pretty good.

Honestly I think the sp campaign was a waste of development time.

Maybe I did as it but I only saw one "silly bot" who was stuck in a trench. I guess i've just never seen bots use terrain so well -just saw a soldier under fire go prone behind some very low cover -meaning he was very aware of its height. I'm from Arma2 dammit, bots aren't supposed to know that!

Another of my soldiers was on the wrong side of a fence (enemy side) and I saw him mantle back over to our side and take a wall - thats pretty damn neat!

I do agree I wish the SP was an actual tactical mission with direct orders to your men with 1 life (or perhaps you could switch between your men should you die).
 

Pig

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 2, 2010
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first i thought you want to make a flame thread and was ready to throw insults at you but you are 100% right. playing on hero and the bots are def. an improvement to RO1. They do some mistakes here and there (running in cyrcle) but you also have retarded acting real players, people tend to forget that. I#am really happy with the SP and the videos are really impressive+the speaker
 

Nachoguy5

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 13, 2011
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United States
The briefing and intro videos actually impressed me a whole lot. Should have made more scripted like sp levels instead of just bot mp games. Had a lot of potential to be something fun to do instead of mp for a bit.

I take the briefings had a lot of inspiration from company of heroes. I swear its the same guy narrating.
It is the same guy narrating ;)
 

Pig

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 2, 2010
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they said they couldn't efford a script based SP with better story because it takes huge amount of ressources. maybe we see an addon or something like that. would be cool
 

501st Airborne

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 6, 2007
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The bots LOVE to go for the melee kill. So much so a conga line ran into me and I bashed them one after the other.
 

Comrade Kaizer

Grizzled Veteran
May 21, 2009
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Honestly I think the sp campaign was a waste of development time.

Not at all, it's a great training exercise for newer players and a good way to get acquainted with maps and game play mechanics without getting utterly destroyed and wasting assets in Multiplayer.
 

gentrinity

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 26, 2009
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Yeah, I agree that other than running around a bit too much, the bots are actually quite good. I'm playing at the hardest difficulty and they do things fairly well like use cover. However, I really think that the friendly AI is kinda broken. I tried maneuvering them around and often they just have a lot of issues picking good cover or orienting themselves to the enemy. I was hoping this could rival Brothers in Arms, but alas this style of gaming still eludes me.
 

Waffel

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 15, 2006
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Norway
You actually think the bot mechanics are that good? I was put off a little bit when trying out the SP campaign. Bots wandering around aimlessly, getting stuck, buzzing back and fourth in your line of fire (most annoyingly when they set up right in front of my face in the opposite direction of the enemy).

I love the game, but I won't be spending much time playing with the bots tbh.
 

froggyluv

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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Wow..tough crowd here. I only played RO:Ost briefly but I do remember those bots being pretty terrible at just about everything. I certainly don't remember them using windows, and leaning in and out of cover in any sort of an intelligible manner.

I find them fun to play with even with the occasional screw-up -there are no open space, non scripted shooters were this doesn't exist.