Does this game have AI bots (or plans, at least?)
I am a huge fan of the old Natural Selection mod, used to play quite well all those years ago.
Got really excited about NS2, but then discovered there were no bots, what, imo, would be the best possible difference over NS1, even considering graphics and all other differences, bots would definitely be the best one for me.
Why?, you ask me. When I started playing the mod, there were dozens of servers with tens of people on 5 continents playing it, always easy to find a game. Of course, it was really complicated for newbies to get up to speed, and there were always a couple of feeders on both teams, but that was OK. Consider it a touch of realism haha!
Sadly, as a year, 2, passed, servers started shutting down one by one. The ones that were still online never had enough players to make a decent game, always 2 or 3... The mod died and now is practically unplayable if you, like me, don't have friends that actually play NS1.
If the game had official bots, I am sure the community would help with the scripting. Unofficial bots are always a liability, since these projects die quite easily for 'not so mainstream' games.
With good bots, I could play alone or with a friend or two, without turning this into one of those unsaid "you build your turrets and I try to win" games.
So, the question, does the game have official bots? Will it simply turn unplayable 2 years after my purchase?