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computer player personalities

hey yall

any have a definition of the computer players skills? alpha? beta? vigilante? lazy?

finding things to easy... usually do a mix; which one is the hardest to play?

ps- not good with the custom variables.. any tips would be appreciated.


Re: computer player personalities

"Lazy" attempts to do as little as possible. "Alpha" was an earlier version of AI.
"Beta" and "Vigilante" are pretty similar and the "strongest"; Vigilante has a small tendency to go after whoever has the most territories at any given time.
Even Vigilante won't be that hard though; they are mostly useful in a 2 or 3 human-player game.
There won't be any truly challenging AI at least until the next major version of Invade Earth....