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Wintermute_1 #1 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:50 PM

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Only in the Common test but straight into other servers it seems. Tiers 1 - 5.

 

Official legal bots battling unofficial illegal bots, it could work pretty well as a spectator sport. I'd almost be tempted to go down to those tiers to have a look.


Edited by Wintermute_1, 14 September 2018 - 08:56 PM.


doriansky1 #2 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Some of the players might be hired as bots as well. Legal bots vs human bots, might be intersting.

Dava_117 #3 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:55 PM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 14 September 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

Only in the Common test on the EU server but straight into other servers it seems. Tiers 1 - 5.

 

Official legal bots battling unofficial illegal bots, it could work pretty well as a spectator sport. I'd almost be tempted to go down to those tiers to have a look.

 

On EU those will be just on the common test. After patch release will go live only on LATAM and Autralian servers.

Alice_Shimada_Chan #4 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:56 PM

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I can't resist :D

 



_LEO_ #5 Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:56 PM

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https://thearmoredpa...-conference-qa/ - "There’s a bot under development, which will play like a 48% WR potato to test tanks."

So, bots will play better then half of EU server :teethhappy:



ToxicDread #6 Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:04 PM

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View Post_LEO_, on 14 September 2018 - 12:56 PM, said:

https://thearmoredpa...-conference-qa/ - "There’s a bot under development, which will play like a 48% WR potato to test tanks."

So, bots will play better then half of EU server :teethhappy:

 

More like 45%, but sure it would be an improvement to some players :trollface:

Edweird #7 Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

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I'm sure the bots would outclass me in every way.

On planes I remember flaming bots that killed me until I realised that they weren't human.

I even pm'd a few.

Can't wait to see this replicated in wot.

 

I'm just wondering would bots red line camp, block or push.

 

Would we be able to report them?

 

It might shake up the current game dynamic and should at least be tried on all tiers.


Edited by discontinued, 14 September 2018 - 01:49 PM.


unhappy_bunny #8 Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:56 PM

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I wonder how many threads will be generated by this news?

How many from players who haven't read the full article, or who only post partial quotes from it?

 



Balc0ra #9 Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:05 PM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 14 September 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

Only in the Common test on the EU server but straight into other servers it seems. Tiers 1 - 5.

 

Official legal bots battling unofficial illegal bots, it could work pretty well as a spectator sport. I'd almost be tempted to go down to those tiers to have a look.

 

Again. It's for the South American section of the NA server. As they have little to no population on lower tiers atm. It's not coming to EU after CT. As they don't even have farming bots on lower tiers. As no one sees the need to do that when you don't even get 100 xp on a win due to no HP to farm pr game. 

Simeon85 #10 Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:10 PM

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Meh bots, don;t think it will have much impact.

 

That is a boringly short update patch though, 1 new map and two re-worked ones, zero balance changes. 



Enforcer1975 #11 Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:47 PM

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View Postdoriansky1, on 14 September 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

Some of the players might be hired as bots as well. Legal bots vs human bots, might be intersting.

I'd play a bot on a 450€ basis, yearly premium account and 10k gold per month. Probably cheaper than running a computer farm per A.I. in the long run. 



pecopad #12 Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:48 PM

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Very good idea.

 

Hope they let us recruit this bots for our clans....  UGN welcomes all Clones and Bots to play CW and team events for us.

 

I will even change the name of the clan to UBN or UCN or just Empire

 

 


Edited by pecopad, 14 September 2018 - 03:49 PM.


BonjiOrongji #13 Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:55 PM

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another quality post from wintermute ... how surprising :harp:

Wintermute_1 #14 Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:19 PM

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View PostBonjiOrongji, on 14 September 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

another quality post from wintermute ... how surprising :harp:

 

An unreasoned cheap snipe of a post in which you complain about the quality of posts. Obviously the concept of irony hasn't reached the land of the Bonji yet.


Edited by Wintermute_1, 14 September 2018 - 07:12 PM.


Long_Range_Sniper #15 Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:26 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 14 September 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

 

On EU those will be just on the common test. After patch release will go live only on LATAM and Autralian servers.

 

Yep.

 

EU, RU, APAC (except Australia), and the US-based NA servers will remain unaffected.

 

It did say this in the news report, and WG have been discussing this for ages. The Halloween game tested certain aspects, and dev's have discussed it before.

 

For servers with low populations where MM has ping as part of the matchmaker criteria, it makes sense to have bots a low tiers. 

 

View PostWintermute_1, on 14 September 2018 - 03:19 PM, said:

 

An unreasoned cheap snipe of a post in which you complain about the quality of posts. Obviously irony hasn't reached the land of the Bonji yet.

 

Hey, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and at least you're kind of famous. 


Edited by Long_Range_Sniper, 14 September 2018 - 05:32 PM.


catatpillar #16 Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:01 PM

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Hmm, longer waiting times are a problem, but are bots the solution really? :ohmy:
If they are farmable that means stat paddering at tier 5 will be even more desirable.

Steve8066 #17 Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:09 PM

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View Postcatatpillar, on 14 September 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

Hmm, longer waiting times are a problem, but are bots the solution really? :ohmy:
If they are farmable that means stat paddering at tier 5 will be even more desirable.

 

no, fixing the game and stopping players leaving in droves is.

gunslingerXXX #18 Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Based on marathon info some guys play 60+ hours for a 40 euro tank. Almost cheaper to hire them vs actual bots.

Edited by gunslingerXXX, 14 September 2018 - 07:32 PM.


Itchy_Pants #19 Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

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Although it doesn't seem like they're doing this for the EU - or not yet anyway - it seems like a good idea to me to introduce bots into tiers 1 & 2. From the point of view of newcomers to the game, it should reduce the overall "skill"-level of the enemies they face. I've never played many video games before I started playing WoT a few months ago, but beginning to play this game was pretty tough and I came close to giving up a few times. If that's what it's like for most people, then there must be quite a few people who get discouraged fast, and reducing the seal-clubbing population (from the point of view of an individual player, even if not overall) ought to help with that. Maybe, unless there's something I haven't thought of.



Wintermute_1 #20 Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:51 PM

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I'm beginning to think that I never wrote this was only coming to the test server in the OP. Oh hang on.... Yes I did.

For those of you who seem to think they will be playing against bots in the lower tiers in the main game come the next patch... That's not the case, you know, as I originally said .....


Edited by Wintermute_1, 14 September 2018 - 07:52 PM.





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