*Important*: This is a 'corewars-style' AI (designed
for computer vs. computer play), not really suited
as an enemy for human players, although it could be
used as an ally. Please refer to the user manual
included (Notonecta/Notonecta.1.0.pdf) for how it
behaves on a random map.
After breeding this AI for now close to four years, i've
finally decided it is ready for 'peer review'...
In general it follows the 'AI wars tournament rules
from Age of Kings, but it generally wins by wonder.
*** Updates ***
-In version 1.1, it demonstrates the "Kronos rush" and
"Set rush" strategies as well (depends on map/player
civ selection). Trading and placement of some buildings
have been improved.
A "killer mode" might be used if the AI runs out of space
for a wonder.
-In version 1.2: Several bugs fixed; allied AIs now cooperate in Kronos/Set rushes; alternative "quick heroic" mode added.
This AI only works as ally with me not as enemy versus me(human player)???
You deserve five, a very elaborated work
Khan And Steak
Posted on 02/06/12 @ 02:57 AM
While not flawless it is easy to see that a lot of time and effort has been invested into the creation and effectiveness of this AI. It is well known that AI scripting is very hard: with the unstable language/language translation from XS - yet you have done well in to see past most of its major difficulties. While there are some things that have not been finalized (see post above) the AI itself is currently stand alone and functions well in a Random Map Script. It is able to beat the Standard AI (although not every time) which means that it is far from incomplete. It works well with itself as an ally which gives it an edge and defines its unique factor. The scripts themselves are very well documented and are much easier to edit than the majority of the other AI scripts submitted here on AoMH. While it is true that commenting is not a requirement - it definitely helps bring up your score :)
Overall, although there is room for improvement in the AI's overall performance - its quirks, uniqueness, originality, commenting and functioning performance far outweighs the negatives brought forward.
Thank you for submitting such a great AI Script :) ~ Steak