Yes, but this is what difficulty levels are for. Why hasn't any MMO picked up the idea that some people don't want an easy to play game that relies purely on armour and weapon numbers for the entirety of the experience? I don't want that. This is why bots are so good at playing it, as I've explained.
The fact of the matter is is that you could easily put out two versions of a game. One which has more intelligent AI, and is based around actual difficulty that challenges the player, andt hen you could have a version where it's totally VP and you can grind for gear rather than actually needing to think tactically or to have quick response times. There are reasons why people go on and on about how there are so many bots in GW2 and how there are more bots than people, even, these days.
I've already explained the differences between the styles of bots. GW2 is a very simplistic game which operates on a two-dimensional plane. Any half-arsed coder could create a slipshod bot for that which is successful 80% of the time. And yes, some people want a game that's that
easy. Where the game almost plays itself. Where having X better numbers versus Y worse numbers on a mob automatically means that you win a fight.
I want at least one
MMO where, no matter where you are in the game, numbers can never determine whether you win or lose a fight. This is why I keep pining for an MMO like ME3. ME3 has difficulty levels, which is something that MMOs need
. You can pick a difficulty level that suits you, and that works. And you can have one difficulty level that, no matter what gear you're using, you can't auto-win because of your gear.
GW2 is a game where having the right gear is an automatic victory, even in WvW to a very large degree. It's obvious why you can write a bot that works for that. Hell, it's easier to write a bot that plays a game like that successfully than it is to write a bot that plays Bomberman well.
As I keep stressing: GW2 is so easy
that the game plays itself.
If I wanted something that played itself, I'd watch a movie.
You have no idea how much I pine for something which has the beauty of TERA (GW2 continues to be kind of ugly to me, I'm sorry, maybe due to how generic it is and how much character/environment clipping there is), the world/races of GW2, the storytelling of TSW/TOR and the gameplay of something like Planetside2. Even Penny Arcade said similar. I just really want that game
Edited by DuskWolf, 13 December 2012 - 12:10 AM.