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The_Illusive_Man #1 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 21:23

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Certain clusters (for example, the game server hosting players from Latin America) have an issue with long waiting times to get into battle, specifically at the lower tiers. To shorten the queuing time, we are introducing AI-controlled vehicles and would like to test the mechanic during this Common Test.

They will only play on certain maps and between Tiers I–V. Don’t panic, you will always know when you are playing with bots as they will have colons “:” at the start and end of their names, coupled with a specific badge.

While the mechanics will be available for everyone to test during the CT 1.2, the AI will be introduced in NA’s LATAM cluster. We are also looking into the possibility of adding bots onto the Australia cluster too. EU, RU, APAC (except Australia), and the U.S.-based NA servers will remain unaffected.
 

The number and classes of bots on each team will always be the same so there is no advantage to one team over the other and will be limited to a certain number per team.

All players testing this feature will be providing feedback for other PvE events we are looking at in the future. Bots will be active straight at the launch of Common Test 1.2, and with the release of Update 1.2, we’ll disable them everywhere. In the future, bots will be released on the LATAM, and possibly Australia, clusters.

 

Hmmm, why not the NA server? Need them there as well.....

kebab6597 #2 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 21:42

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Sep 13 2018 - 20:23, said:

 

Hmmm, why not the NA server? Need them there as well.....

 

Half our players are already BOT,s we don,t need anymore

dave_292 #3 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:01

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  It will come to the low tiers at some point. Mostly to get players through the first few games without being stat padding fodder. 

MFGrant #4 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:08

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It'd be nice to have them at low tiers for those of us the like to grind.   I, for the most part, don't get on until fairly late and if I want to try and get into a game below tier 5 it can be a hassle of waiting.

KidK #5 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:08

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Using bots just shows players that This game has gone to crap when War gaming posts about implementing them into the game!  What next war gaming...The cost of tanks will go up too?

Fractured_Raptor #6 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:10

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huh. I'll laugh if the bots crush a number of the LATAM players. 

Omega_Weapon #7 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:12

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Make sure the bots are balanced and not super powered. Do not make the fatal error that World of Warplanes did by giving one side smarter bots than the other, such that bots rather than humans were the deciding factor in matches.

Cognitive_Dissonance #8 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:12

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There goes real skill.

SnakePlisskenn #9 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:13

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View PostKidK, on Sep 13 2018 - 22:08, said:

Using bots just shows players that This game has gone to crap when War gaming posts about implementing them into the game!  What next war gaming...The cost of tanks will go up too?

 

They already did go up with packages.

Just another nail in the WoT coffin in NA and LATAM. May actually attract the minions of kids that enjoy playing against AI. For me its adios on all servers I have accounts on when it hits them.

Cant wait for the "rigged" MM posts that WG has OPd pay to win AI bots. It will happen.



KidK #10 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:18

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View PostSnakePlisskenn, on Sep 13 2018 - 15:13, said:

 

They already did go up with packages.

Just another nail in the WoT coffin in NA and LATAM. May actually attract the minions of kids that enjoy playing against AI. For me its adios on all servers I have accounts on when it hits them.

Cant wait for the "rigged" MM posts that WG has OPd pay to win AI bots. It will happen.

 

War Gaming makes the claim about Millions of players in this game....I call BS on that because if they did have Millions of players then they wouldn't need bots on any of their servers... Period! 

Insanefriend #11 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:21

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View PostKidK, on Sep 13 2018 - 15:18, said:

 

War Gaming makes the claim about Millions of players in this game....I call BS on that because if they did have Millions of players then they wouldn't need bots on any of their servers... Period! 

 

Millions active at one time vs millions active per week are totally different things.  I mean only the biggest games have millions active at one time.  I mean if you look at steam only the top 15 games or so have more then WoT NA gets in the evenings.

Gothraul #12 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:23

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View PostFractured_Raptor, on Sep 13 2018 - 22:10, said:

huh. I'll laugh if the bots crush a number of the LATAM players. 

 

Don't forget about the hordes of 45% and lower mouth breathers closer to home.

SnakePlisskenn #13 Posted Sep 13 2018 - 22:26

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View PostInsanefriend, on Sep 13 2018 - 22:21, said:

 

Millions active at one time vs millions active per week are totally different things.  I mean only the biggest games have millions active at one time.  I mean if you look at steam only the top 15 games or so have more then WoT NA gets in the evenings.

 

All servers combined WoT is still a top dog out there. The top 15 games on Stream cant compete with a combined server total WoT turns in daily.

Bots on LATAM may drain some more players from NA. The fun part will be when the AI bots run a snowball on the live players.



Staz211 #14 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 00:59

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View PostFractured_Raptor, on Sep 13 2018 - 16:10, said:

huh. I'll laugh if the bots crush a number of the LATAM players. 

 

They will. We all know that a 55%er on LATAM is equivalent to a 47%er on NA. Now, just think about how many 46% and lower LATAM players you see....

 

*Shudder*



docroberts #15 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 01:11

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View Postkebab6597, on Sep 13 2018 - 14:42, said:

 

Half our players are already BOT,s we don,t need anymore

 

Only half lol . 

kebab6597 #16 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 01:17

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View Postdocroberts, on Sep 14 2018 - 00:11, said:

 

Only half lol . 

 

Yep I was probably being a bit generous with half, but I originally put 75% then amended it before posting perhaps I should have left the 75% in its probably a more accurate figure :hiding:

Ericmopar #17 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 02:56

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So does this mean that periodic maintenance will include "colon" checks?

Joe150 #18 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 03:26

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We have BOTS in every tier they drive heavy tanks.

Staz211 #19 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 03:49

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I just saw a 42%er who had a 37% WR in the OBJ 268v4..............how is that even possible?

vinnybagadonuts #20 Posted Sep 14 2018 - 04:27

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thats certainly one way to improve overall player skill =)





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