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Offline LintMan

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"How stupid do you think we are?"
« on: April 11, 2010, 05:36:52 PM »
I've seen the AI say this to me on occasion, but I have no idea what it's talking about.  The implication is I was somehow trying to trick it, but I don't think I'd done anything "tricky": 

I had sent a medium size force through to a heavily defended AI world, beelined for its command center and destroyed it.  My remaining force was getting decimated, so I retreated the few remaining units back to my planet.  While fighting the stream of enemies that followed them through, I got that message.

I really like having the AI communicate with the player and wish there was more of it.  But I don't know what this means.  Any ideas?

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 06:33:53 PM »
It says that when you "lose" on one of their planets with over 200 ships or something like that.  So when your last ship retreated from its planet, that triggered.

Considering you smashed the command station, perhaps not the most appropriate moment ;)

But it is tricky to make it appropriately intelligent... sometimes it should say it even if you got the command station, etc.
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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 08:34:51 PM »
OH, OK.  That makes sense.  It definitely would be really hard to make the comments always intelligently fit the situation.

Thanks!

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 10:12:15 PM »
(*Cough* I wish there were more diversity with AI taunts.)
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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 11:15:41 PM »
^ Me too :D.  I love the AI taunts, I think it would be a cool 'fluff' feature to make them more varied and often/appropriate.

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 11:26:22 AM »
yeah AI taunts are awesome and immersive. I always get the creeps playing alone at night, in the best way  ;D

would definately like to see more taunts for more situations.

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 03:37:51 PM »
I laughed so hard when the AI taunted me with something like "you must have missed that day in tactical school" after I lost my 1000 ship fleet not accomplishing anything one one of their MKII planets in the middle of nowhere  :'( :P :D

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 03:28:39 PM »
I am not a fan of the AI taunt really. I like it better as a cold killer out to stamp on any uprising and goes on with its own devices.

His tauting makes him "too human" to my liking ;).
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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 06:42:16 PM »
I guess it was talking about "did you think we'd just sit there drooling and let you blow that up? without any consequences? How stupid do you think we are?"

 :P

I laughed so hard when the AI taunted me with something like "you must have missed that day in tactical school" after I lost my 1000 ship fleet not accomplishing anything one one of their MKII planets in the middle of nowhere  :'( :P :D

 :D How do you even do that?

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Re: "How stupid do you think we are?"
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 05:44:27 AM »
I am not a fan of the AI taunt really. I like it better as a cold killer out to stamp on any uprising and goes on with its own devices.

His tauting makes him "too human" to my liking ;).

Or you could see it as a sort of psychological warfare thing, where the AI inherently doesnt have any personality or doesnt care about taunting, but realizes that humans can be coerced into making mistakes etc by the AI taunting them and junk. And thereby taunts, some generic "mean things" it learnt and thinks humans are offended by, just to force further mistakes.  :P

Hey, i can make up a lore reason for anything!