Burning Question

By on July 24, 2013 1:16:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

mfrast

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Later in each game im usually a little tired of micromanaging and just move around my stack of doom and forget the rest.

In turn, I hit the turn button repeatedly in under 20 seconds after I glance around and move my doom.

The question is:  If I give the AI more time to think about its next move will I get a better AI?

Thats been eating at me for awhile.

 

Thanks

 

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July 24, 2013 1:32:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Nope. The ai does zero 'thinking' during your turn. 

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July 24, 2013 2:33:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sure? I thought they said somewhere that they now used one CPU core just for AI calculations, and that is done separately from your own stuff. 

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July 24, 2013 4:21:17 PM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

AI does most of its thinking during your turn.

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July 24, 2013 4:42:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Interesting. I tend to take pretty long turns and often leave LH on in the background. Even for hours sometimes...

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July 24, 2013 5:03:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Fallenchar,

Interesting. I tend to take pretty long turns and often leave LH on in the background. Even for hours sometimes...

 

And thus Skynet was formed...

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July 24, 2013 5:03:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It's not chess I doubt leaving it on for hours will make the AI smarter. 

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July 25, 2013 8:39:25 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

AI does most of its thinking during your turn.

 

Yet the mystery remains...

 

How long does it take for 7 AI and a hundred monsters to make rational decisions between turns?  Its really just curiosity eating at me.

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July 25, 2013 11:21:06 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

i do the same thing ill get up mid my turn leaving the game running for hours while i run errands and come back to it. even late game i like to move alot of my units around and have control over the entire game. i used to put units on auto explore but i lost alot of armies that way. they like to wonder into epic packs sometimes. that is interesting tho. because when i end my turn thiers is almost instant.

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July 25, 2013 11:09:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting sjaminei,

It's not chess I doubt leaving it on for hours will make the AI smarter. 

 

Agreed, Chess is much simpler in AI terms:)

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August 20, 2013 2:43:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It's still a burning question.

 

I know its a complicated answer but.... please!

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August 21, 2013 4:47:30 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

AI does most of its thinking during your turn.

You already have your answer, from Mr. Stardock himself.

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