Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So far PoE has been a bit of a nice timewarp, but I think some things could be better. One of those is the lack of any party AI. Would be nice to have some party AI setting aka tactics to cut down on micro management.


Typos? Aliens. Errors? Aliens!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josh said they want to do this for the expansion/sequel, but there wasn't time or budget for it in the main game.

 

(Personally I prefer to play the game myself.)


I have a project. It's a tabletop RPG. It's free. It's a work in progress. Find it here: www.brikoleur.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josh said they want to do this for the expansion/sequel, but there wasn't time or budget for it in the main game.

 

(Personally I prefer to play the game myself.)

 

Most of the AI packs in IE games were useless but I agree that some of the basic ones make a huge difference to quality of life. There's a lot of stuff to keep track of in fights as it is so I often find myself really missing the basic AI scripts like Standard attack or Ranged. Currently after casting a spell your party members will just stand around so in the heat of battle it's very easy to miss your Cipher isn't actually doing anything after he finished his spell.

Edited by Dynellen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Josh said they want to do this for the expansion/sequel, but there wasn't time or budget for it in the main game.

 

(Personally I prefer to play the game myself.)

 

Most of the AI packs in IE games were useless but I agree that some of the basic ones make a huge difference to quality of life. There's a lot of stuff to keep track of in fights as it is so I often find myself really missing the basic AI scripts like Standard attack or Ranged. Currently after casting a spell your party members will just stand around so in the heat of battle it's very easy to miss your Cipher isn't actually doing anything after he finished his spell.

 

I never used *any* of the AI packs in the old IE games. I tried once...got my whole party killed. Worse than useless. I micromanage combat like mad; I pause it literally every few seconds.

 

You can set it to pause after ever active ability is finished, too--which helps a lot, honestly. I have auto-pause set for enemy sighted, enemy death, and active ability finished.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Dynellen I only ever used the "Thief Controlled" script in the IE games because clicking on stealth/traps all the bleeping time is no fun.


I have a project. It's a tabletop RPG. It's free. It's a work in progress. Find it here: www.brikoleur.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AI is certainly a cool feature, but I find it's generally done....poorly. The vast majority of the time, unless it's a faceroll encounter, I tend to just take control of them myself or do away with it altogether because there will be some AI command I've thrown in and they waste a potion or ability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes- I sincerely hope they insert a highly customizable tactic/AI in the game.  Having to micromanage each fight is tiresome. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just hope there is a switch to turn off auto attack for single character (or does the system already have it?). My main character (chanter) always ran into enemies attacking when supposed to run around filling chants for invocation, while summoned phantoms stop attacking after enemies teleport around. 

Edited by sorrowofwind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now in this case, the AI management in Dragon Age Origins was great.

Quoted for truth. That was the best ever. Sets of commands with triggers and everything. It was near-perfect! I'd love that in PoE

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...