Who Goes Thar Sep 1, 2014 @ 12:34pm
What does the AI difficulty setting do?
Sometimes I want to try out a deck against an AI, but I've noticed that the "Hard" AI is really just the same AI with more points. Is this all difficulty setting does?
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sierra_one_ Sep 1, 2014 @ 5:31pm 
It also changes the decks available to the AI, and they get more balanced decks/sensible unit choices. Fighting Medium you might go up against a PACT Polish deck, but on Very Hard, you fight practically nothing but Soviets. Still, if you can reliably beat the AI on Medium, you can almost certainly win on Very Hard after a match or two!
Who Goes Thar Sep 1, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
Well, do they get more points? Or is it just because the AI likes cheaper units, thus they have more?
sierra_one_ Sep 2, 2014 @ 6:01am 
Originally posted by Who Goes Thar:
Well, do they get more points? Or is it just because the AI likes cheaper units, thus they have more?
No idea, unfortunately! That'd be somewhere in the game's code, and it's not immediately obvious. If you're particularly interested, I'd recommend watching the replays of different AI difficulties and comparing them. I don't think they get more points, since a friend and I fought a Soviet Very Hard armour deck yesterday, and they were hard-pressed to maintain their assault after the first push.

On top of my last post, I think the AI's tactics change as well. They don't tend to engage in counter-battery fire on easier difficulties, to my knowledge, and they're a lot worse at countering units. Like you said, they have access to cheap infantry and tanks on easier difficulties, whereas the more difficult ones are more focused on high-value units (therefore less of them), in my experience. I hope this helps! Unfortunately Eugen don't release a lot of info about the AI :)
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