RCIV - Pre tournament AI Dev.

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LotS is a 1v1 tournament meant to pick out the best player of the year, this is a teamgame tournament that isn't even between just 2 teams. You might as well as give out LotS points for winning a 16 player Claustrophobia FFA, in fact that one would probably be more relevant to LotS since at least it's 1 person teams.

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@ftxcommando Thanks ftx, That makes sense. Will scratch that request.

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@Fearghal Please also get in contact with the Promotions team so we can see what we can do to promote it in the new year after LotS

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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@rowey Thanks Rowey,
It's early now, but it takes a lot of time to set up, and map balance.
Last year I rushed it, and want to do it better this year.
I will Definitely get in touch with the promotions team right after the Lots Tourny!

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@Fearghal with it beeing a few months out if you like we can post a Tournamet trailer to the faf YouTube as a mean of promotion if you know somone who or if somone is willing to put one together with your input 😄

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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@fearghal Yes please! I would be more than happy to create banners, stream overlays and possibly a trailer for the tournament! Just reach out to me (and the promotions team) after LoTS!

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@femboy Most Excellent,
I will,
Look fwd to working with you,
Thanks

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@Fearghal I'll make a note to ask if anyone if they would like to help out in the creation of a trailer for a tourny in next week news 🙂 @Femboy (Javi) is our Promotions team resident Photoshop Expert 😉 and will be the one to collaborate with for banner spread on the news hub

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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@Fearghal I also Sudjest you join the FAF Promotions Discord as well as that's were I tend to hide out 🙂

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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I am going to release maps like this As I draw them up and test,
then will put up here 1st for any comments before putting on the Tournament Forum page.
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The settings on the right are the same as last year.
With one difference: AI's will be pre-chosen each game this tourny.
If you would like to see an alternate Faction choice for any reason let me know.
AI factors will be from 1.0 to 1.5.
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The Pink notice in bottom middle chat room area will be a one time reminder in the Tourny lobby.
For the players to reset all options to 'default' each game,
except the RCIV Standard 3 (full share, omni-off, and map markers) and,
any other game specific options that have a pink dot next to them.
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If you see any map problems, please let me know.
I am choosing all maps from vault with the 'Ranked' games box checked.
Not sure if that is a 'standard' of sort, as to bug and balance checks.
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Thanks.

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@Fearghal https://discord.gg/Hyr7Bacj A lot of the Ai dev's Live here so feel free to ask them more directly here about stuff 🙂 Also are you in the Promotions discord if so ill get you added to the Tournament discussion chat so we can talk promo material 🙂

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" - Spock

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Here is map #1 for the RCIV:

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This is the same map used last year for the first game too.
Last year the AI was Uveso-Easy set at 1.8x.
(AI-Uveso-Easy will not be used this year.)

What do you think would be a proper AIx setting using Uveso-Adaptive?
and what AI Faction would be best on this map?

I would like for this AI to Not be able to be rushed and quickly taken out,
or have it be too strong late game. (fine balance)
Last year the AI performed Great.
Only 1 of the 6 AI's were killed in the 3 games that were played.
And it never became too strong.

Would like to have the AI - opposing Human,
use about 1/2 his attention towards AI,
and about 1/2 towards the opposing Human player.

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Map 2 - Adaptive Miridia - Plan on using Rng on most of the 20x20 water maps.

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What do you think is a good multiplier in this island spot?

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If I am not mistaken AIs are not that well versed with naval battles. I'd say it needs to be a bit higher than a multiplier used on a land-based map.

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@jip
Thanks Jip, true most AI are not very good at Sea Battles yet.......
But RNG is probably the best at sea maneuvers,
and will be used on 'most' of the 20x20 water maps.

Will probably increase this AIx a little after testing it again.

Thanks for the feedback, and I encourage any players who playtest these maps
to also leave their feedback here.
Whether relating to AI strength, map bugs of anything else on their minds.

Thanks