Boomer99 Jan 9, 2013 @ 6:37pm
AI Helo spam
Anyone else seen this?

Just played a quick online game against the AI on Hell's Highway. I decided to send an assault force to the right side of the map, and move all the way to the top, to try and take the AI's original command zone. Fortunately, I send AA with the group.

I didn't encounter a single unti the entire time until I was just clearing the woods next to the AI's zone. Then, in a swarm of what seemed like 50 units, an all out Helo spam.

I lost an infantry unit, a recon helo and two AA units, but fortunately was able to get my units to cover and pick off the entire swarm. After that, I moved to the zone and there sat the CV, out in the open, undefended.

I've seen plenty of helo spammers in multiplayer, but that's the first time I've seen the AI spam that many helos.
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Arcindrus Jan 9, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
Yeah, the AI has some pretty bizzare tactics, 7 times out of 10 it will spam helicopters at me, other times I will see tank spam. It has gotten to the point that I instinctively know where to put all my AAs so the AI just flies blindly into it.
skyray_us Jan 12, 2013 @ 4:45am 
Boomer, the AI's done that to me in 2 out of the last 4 games with it. Both times it was Easy AI and Hell's Highway. On one hand , it was good practice to get idea of what an all out helo spam looked and felt like. Since I tend to try to network my AA into overlapping fields of fire, it wound up being a duck hunt for me. Did you get that on Easy or Higher levels of the AI? I was going to boost the level for more challenge and to see if it would do something different next time. Might also be what it does on Hell's Highway?
Boomer99 Jan 12, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Originally posted by skyray_us:
Boomer, the AI's done that to me in 2 out of the last 4 games with it. Both times it was Easy AI and Hell's Highway. On one hand , it was good practice to get idea of what an all out helo spam looked and felt like. Since I tend to try to network my AA into overlapping fields of fire, it wound up being a duck hunt for me. Did you get that on Easy or Higher levels of the AI? I was going to boost the level for more challenge and to see if it would do something different next time. Might also be what it does on Hell's Highway?

I've only gotten it on Easy AI, so maybe that's the reason. It does seem just like a multiplayer spam attack.

Today, in a quick game, the AI sent a helo spam attack, then after I took them out and they had time to regroup, they attacked a different command zone with a tank spam attack. Just bizzare.
Boomer99 Jan 12, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Originally posted by Arcindrus:
Yeah, the AI has some pretty bizzare tactics, 7 times out of 10 it will spam helicopters at me, other times I will see tank spam. It has gotten to the point that I instinctively know where to put all my AAs so the AI just flies blindly into it.

As I noted above, I got both today (must be a special day).
Jharec Jan 14, 2013 @ 4:57am 
Yeah, that was one of the reasons I stopped using the AI as multiplayer practice - it blatantly cheats (map hack, no deck limits, likely no resource limits).

What I noticed is that apparently the AI checks your start units. If it detects only a few AA pieces, it will spam helos, if you yourself build lots of helos and AA, expect to encounter tanks. Might be worth experimenting a bit, but oh well.

I generally prefer the MP part of the game. It's way more unpredictable. And so much fun.
McGarnagle Jan 19, 2013 @ 11:17pm 
No matter the point limit, difficulty, map, or my starting units, the AI always spends at least a third of its points on birds, if not more. Your milieage may vary of course, but for me, it's not so much a question of will the AI spam helicopters, but more whether its saving enough points to spam T-34s as well.
Arcindrus Jan 20, 2013 @ 1:44am 
The two things that annoy me most is the Helo Spam, and the Heavy Tank spam.

Quite often I will see a force of 12 Challengers or similar rolling around, its easy to counter since the AI doesn't give them proper support, but still.
Boomer99 Jan 20, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
Recently, while testing a new deck, I was playing as PACT against the AI. I never saw a single NATO land unit, and at the debriefing screen, counted 68 helo kills by the PACT forces. It's to the point that I can't even use the AI as a testing ground anymore. Unless I'm testing AA.
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