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AuthorOption to disable matching versus bots in CG
As the title states.

Recently, I am seeing more bots than ever. Even with 20+ participants, I will get matched against bots. Just NO. I would rather not play in such case.
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2 versus 2. But only one is controlled by a real player. I did not enlist for this sort of nonsense.
-1 bots are easy wins
you until you face a bot shooter barb with +40% army and get steamrolled by 140 orcs+15 cyclops kings :)
for lord fallen:
You can have them. The suggestion is to disable by choice for oneself.
facing bots can be rough with mage builds for sure
for slayerofall:
Shooter builds are easy wins for classic knight so I cant relate

As for this topic is concerned.
His partner went afk. Of course it was going to be difficult
Whether bots are easy or not is beside the point. The problem is that this is a PVP guild, the only one there is to play decent group battles versus other players. Is it too much to expect not to face AI hordes like every other guild battle? When you enlist in CG, sometimes you have to face AI, sometimes you are kicked. If the option is there, I would like the choice to be kicked out of the matchmaking queue instead of facing bots.

for lord fallen:
you talk just like you play the battles for points. So for you to spend time versus AI to get "easy" points may be worth it. Fair. But I assure you not everyone plays for easy CG points.
So then if points are irrelevant to you and you want to avoid playing with ai then only play group battles
for virtual vitrea:
mixed is the only one you are kicked from if a match cant be found, the paired on, :20-:30 will always give you a game be it vs bots or real players

for lord fallen:
yea shooter barb also has like 32 thunderbirds, 6 behemoths, and 52 ogres all with stacked attacked and 4 luck. good luck killing that with a stack of gaurdians XD
for slayerofall:
Shooter/Chaos builds are for people who completely lack the mind capacity to handle a melee combat. Those matches are practically free wins due to experience
for lord fallen:
if i have to say might builds are more forward. mage builds can be tricky cause you have to not cast wrong spell 1x else you gonna lose and no luck morale will save you.
+1

Almost all the the guilds are already played with bots, why spoil CG with enforced engagement with it.
I would support this option even though I personally like the bots, easy points.

It is quite easy to avoid/deliberately match with bots dependent on your preference.

To avoid them:

Play at peak times

Don't do many CG fights in one day (you are only supposed to match opponents once per day I think, this doesn't always happen)

To play them:

Wait until server quiet time

Chain CG back to back to exhaust the number of matchable opponents. If you do 20 CG before the server reset you will be virtually guaranteed bots towards the end.

Most bot fights are winnable, and they are also fast. It can be frustrating if you get tribal/defence build teammate vs 2 mage. Swings and roundabouts.
+1

Bots in CG annoy me greatly too, that's against the spirit of the guild.
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An option seems ideal

I personally sometimes like bots and sometimes not, Id rather keep the option to play them on because waiting 30 minutes is probably worse than a bot game for me but obviously a PvP battle is what I play the guild for.
Maybe the issue would be if it prioritised putting players who disable bots together, then by not selecting it you are possibly almost guaranteed bot matchup
Shooter/Chaos builds are for people who completely lack the mind capacity to handle a melee combat. Those matches are practically free wins due to experience

On what basis have you arrived at this conclusion? And that sort of declaration only makes it look like YOU lack the mind capacity to appraise value of mage vs might battles. Despite requiring extremely different playstyles, they are equal as far as strategy goes. Choosing which stack to kill, when to block and when to run are not as straightforward as hitting everything in your range with unicorns and boars. I have lived my entire lwm as a barbarian, so don't you teach me might requires more brain. You obviously look down on mage tactics but it simply isn't true.

So then if points are irrelevant to you and you want to avoid playing with ai then only play group battles

You are free to disagree with my idea but don't presume to talk nonsense to me just because I am making a suggestion to improve it. I gladly accept your -1.
Bots in CG annoy me greatly too, that's against the spirit of the guild.


Thank you. It is exactly what i think yet "Option" is the first word of the title. So you choose that option if you think you dont want to play versus bots. We have X:1 ratio of AI vs true PvP. X representing every other guild except Commanders guild and we have way too many guilds. Yes bots are easy wins. But for players who enjoy CG for the incredible battles that happen when two adept players face each other, well, easy wins are useless wins.
+1

Completely agree with the idea.

Not related to the topic though, bur still. Commanders Guild was meant to be a PvP guild. I don't get the logic behind CG points given in Great Experiment and the paired tourney as well. Spoils the fun. Though there are very players who really enjoy PvP. Most of them, just go for the delicious primary stat it gives on each guild level except CG3.
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