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Winsyrstrife Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:27am
AI antics
I had originally thought the AI difficulty was related to how trades / house purchases / and other financial decisions would be handled. It has since become clear that the "Hard" difficulty is synonymous with "cheat the %(#& out of you."

From jail protection (AI rolls onto jail, then community chest jail, then chance jail, in order to avoid player developed property), to chance/community chest abuse (landing only on those spots), to "magnetizing" your player piece to their property, even the minor chance ones (roll onto Park Place, snake eyes to Boardwalk, chance "advance to Boardwalk", around again to Park Place, snake eyes to Boardwalk...)

I may Fraps one of these comical events...
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nightwalker83137 Dec 25, 2012 @ 1:50am 
I'm disappointed the game isn't harder.
Shinigami Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Comical it is. I didn't reach Start once, they rolled on start 3 times already. And tons of other fantastic events.
The easy setting is just as cocked up in the other direction. It was so imbecilic that it agreed to trade me $45.00 on an offer of $50.00. Either this game was meant to be a joke, or the development and programming were farmed out to a slave labor camp for the mentally challenged in Myanmar. As sad as it is, the latter is more likely to be the case with gigantic monetarily bloated American companies such as Hasbro and Electronic Arts.
jkbulan Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:25am 
play the game in 3 players AI cpu you will see how hard this is. yes if you play the game with 1 cpu is easy as hell
Digitenor Mar 22, 2014 @ 4:18am 
This is free as an app atm, exact same game on kindle for me.

I play hard 3xAI and it's simple. Buy all orange. Hotels . . .they land on your properties a few times because of the jail bug . . .game over, win every time.

No difficulty except like OP said, they just land on chance/community/their own properties more often. Game is fixed :p
gregp507 Jan 3, 2015 @ 11:26am 
Originally posted by winsyrstrife:
I had originally thought the AI difficulty was related to how trades / house purchases / and other financial decisions would be handled. It has since become clear that the "Hard" difficulty is synonymous with "cheat the %(#& out of you."

From jail protection (AI rolls onto jail, then community chest jail, then chance jail, in order to avoid player developed property), to chance/community chest abuse (landing only on those spots), to "magnetizing" your player piece to their property, even the minor chance ones (roll onto Park Place, snake eyes to Boardwalk, chance "advance to Boardwalk", around again to Park Place, snake eyes to Boardwalk...)

I may Fraps one of these comical events...

Yes, I've played several previous versions of this game over the years, and I concur with the many forum claims that the dice are rigged to simulate the various levels of difficulty. I can understand the necessity; it's practically a certainty for a human to defeat the AI, unless its given a cheaters-advantage so-to-speak. For me it's a tossup that I'm gratified that I can still beat a game that's rigged against me, versus the fact that the game itself is rigged.

I've noticed that the latest version of Monopoly posts a table of probabilities of the dice-rolls at the end, as if to "prove" that the game-play is honest. As anyone who knows how electronic gambling machines are designed, it's still possible to show a normal distribution of picked numbers while still being able to manipulate the winning outcomes. The distribution of probabilities can be manipulated just as easily as the payout ratio.
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gnease42 Jan 6, 2015 @ 12:48pm 
Keep in mind when playing with 3 CPU, they will trade each other and get their monopolies that way. They're not playing against each other, they're ALL playing against you!
jkbulan Jan 6, 2015 @ 11:21pm 
Originally posted by gnease42:
Keep in mind when playing with 3 CPU, they will trade each other and get their monopolies that way. They're not playing against each other, they're ALL playing against you!
your right. i learn that when i played monopoly 3 with 4 players CPU and cheated on me:(
foundthefloor Feb 16, 2016 @ 6:26pm 
And all I wanted, was to be taken out to dinner first.........
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gregp507 Sep 21, 2016 @ 2:48pm 
All still true, the AI "Hard" level has a massive cheater's advantage. I just finished playing six games in a row where I never had a chance; I landed on all the tough squares every time around, and the other players kept skipping over my properties.
In the seventh game, I managed to get twice as many properties as my remining opponent, and mine were on the best side of the board. All he had were hotels on the orange properties.
Well, you guessed it, I hit his hotels every time around, as well as every other penalty you could imagine. He got loads of good-breaks; it seemed to be a stalemate, so all I could do is entice him into stupid trades (he can't resist a utility) and I eventually got all the other properties on the board, except his three hotels on the orange properties.
The game still seemed to go on and on, but eventually his "luck" ran out and I won. There's something highly satisfying about winning a crooked game.
gregp507 Nov 1, 2016 @ 6:03pm 
I couldn't swear to it, but the game seems to have become a lot more difficult against the AI lately. Was there a patch applied to it?

Playing the "Hard" level of difficulty, it used to give you 1 half-decent trip around the board for every 2 horrible trips around the board, where you hit nearly every rotten-luck square along the way. In addition to that, in 2 out of 3 rounds, your AI opponents will skip all your properties, while hitting all the lucky spots along the way.

In addition to this, you get mostly the bad "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards, and your opponents get mostly the good ones.

But lately, the odds seem to be 1 good trip for every 6 bad around the board. It could be my imagination, but after a few dozen more games, I may get a better idea.
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