JuliusColtranePille, on 07 September 2011 - 06:09 PM, said:
it would be really really cool, if you could implement this new bot (or maybe even more, i don't know at all how difficult it is/ how much workt it is) in the alpha 7 release.
are there any bots which also build up a naval-force and know how to use it?
This bot will not be included in the Alpha 7 release. Most importantly because it has not been developed for it and with the Alpha 7 release just about a week away (depends on how much time it takes to fix a few remaining things and if there are any new showstopping bugs) it's too late to include major new things anyway.
As far as I know no bots are programmed to handle naval battles etc, and I'm thinking it's probably not a good idea to spend too much time implementing it at this stage as naval battles etc has a lot still to be implemented so any work now would most likely have to be redone once things like ramming are implemented.
On a related note: AIs are likely to "be behind" in terms of new features and might not take advantage of/react to new gameplay features until the next Alpha version or so. Of course AI developers can (and if I may be bold enough to offer my opinion are encouraged to) use the SVN version and thus develop their AIs to take advantage of new features as soon as they are implemented. However, say that a major gameplay feature is not finished until a week or two before the Alpha release, then the AI programmer/s might not have time to make their AI take advantage of it. That's of course different from case to case and from developer to developer, but I think it's wise to have that at the back of ones mind when trying out a new release