Author Topic: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?  (Read 1174 times)

Offline Rorn

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AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:14:09 PM »
Came back after over a year and love the changes but, where are the enemy turrets?  I've tried several games and won one 7/7 lvl game and not a single tractor or defensive turret of any kind at any planet, base, or homeworld.  I've got turrets turned on, when i deselect it even i can't build them.  All items are turned on that i know of and ships set at complex.  Searched forum for answer and came up with nothing.  Please let me know if i'm missing some chkbox or setting.  Finally stumped and feel i'm missing out on a larger challenge.

Offline doctorfrog

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Re: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 01:23:50 PM »
The AI already has immobile defenses on planets, the guard stations and the like.

Or if you prefer, as far as the AI is concerned, the war is over, the humans are either wiped out or no longer a threat, and it has other MYSTERIOUS PLANNY PLANS it is focusing on. It responds to your threats by tossing a handful of ships in your direction (waves), or to random planets where it thinks you might be (reinforcements).

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Re: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 02:00:01 PM »
Or more simply, the AI does not build turrets.

I think this was done about the same time the turrets got revamped to more powerful with a smaller unit cap.

The AI also got guardians which more or less fill the same role as turrets.

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Re: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 02:29:07 PM »
Welcome to the forums :)

And yea, turrets were made human-only and the AI was given guardians to compensate.  In general we found that giving the AI more defensive-oriented mobile power (guardians) is more fun than giving it a ton of static defenses.
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Re: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 02:56:12 PM »
Thank you.  I suspected that guardians might have replaced turrets for the AI.  Didn't hear about the patch that changed turrets.

Thank you all for the help.

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Re: AI doesn't use turrets in any games?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 10:02:44 PM »
Or more simply, the AI does not build turrets.

 :P I never accept a boring simple explanation when I can make up one that is more interesting. video games