Fuck the AI. Fuck it so bad. This is what I posted on their forums:
I'm not amused. I'll get right to it:
Yesterday, I've sat up my first 2v2 battle on Skirmish, on the map "Blackwater Brawl". I played as GDI, my ally was also GDI, and both enemies were Nod. All the AIs were set to "Hard - Balanced". Crates are on, and we start out with the default resources. (1000 or so, I think.)
So I'm just playing about, minding my own buisness, confident that the (supposed) excellent AI would ensure that my ally knew what he was doing half the time. I've already played versus Nod, and their AI was great.
After a while, Nod attack. I fight them off with some trouble. I check to see what my ally's been doing - and I curse out loud.
This is the enemy army at that point in the game:
As they attack that tower-thingy, I see that my ally has not been doing squat compared to the Nod. This is his base and army at approx. that point in the game:
What. The. Deuce?!
The few times I had actually seen
him fight, he'd be building a very few Riflemen, some APCs that he never filled with infantry
, and some Grenadiers. Maybe one or two tanks. All helplessly outnumbered as compared to the Nod forces, who'd by then attack with a large selection of vehicles, infantry and flamethrowers. No, no, no, no, no.
I've retried five times, changing starting positions and everything. Same result. 'The hell? What is wrong here? Is the GDI AI just monstrously juvenile, or is the faction somewhat underpowered so that they couldn't afford any more? When I exited the game in utter freaking disgust, I noticed that my GDI ally's statistics were lower than anyone elses', too! I'm getting increasingly exasperated here.
I'm tired, dissapointed and angry. Ugh.
When I played the next 2v2 map on the list, they performed equally horrible there. The trend repeats itself. The Nod has got multiple Black Hand infantry squads out, with several tanks and aircraft. At that point, GDI has only built a few tanks, three Grenadier squads, and otherwise builds lots of APCs that they still never fill with infantry
. As soon as the GDI gets a few Orcas out, it's all too late. Ugh! I'm extremely frustrated right now.
I figured It'd make more sense to post it here... Thudo, you can't come fast enough.
What is the GDI AI like when you play with/against it?
Please give me some input. Am I doing something wrong? How can I get it right? Is this a well-known bug?
Sigh. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Screenshots are messed up. Does anyone know how to remedy this?
I'd be happy to give a replay if you'd like, but I don't think the game saves replays...
Edited by Adolphus Perrywinkle the 13th, 31 March 2007 - 01:49 AM.