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Add AI "escort carriers" in some situations

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There's relatively few people playing carriers these days. Often times there's battles with none. How about adding AI-controlled "escort carriers" to fill the gap?

 

To implement my idea would mean that:

  • Human players would be the only ones to play the normal large "fleet carriers" that we have now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_carrier
  • Battles that would have no carriers would get one, or two AI "escort carriers" to each team. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escort_carrier
  • Obviously there could still be battles where we'd have both types of carriers available.

 

An "escort carrier" - CVE - was a smaller and much cheaper carrier type used by the english, japanese and americans during WW2. These ships were usually about half the size of a "fleet carrier" and generally inferior in every way. AI players (in theory) are already inferior to human players, so they wouldn't be able to sink many ships, so their planes would probably contribute most simply by spotting enemy fleet movements. They could also have 1 squadron of bombers, or something. Most types of "escort carriers" only had about 20 planes (several times less than equivalent era "fleet carriers"). More about carrier types at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier

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Getting killed by the AI is one of the least satisfying things you can possibly put in a video game. Why would anyone want this?

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 AI players are already inferior to human players

 

What proof do you have for this statement? There is a high percentage of human players that could prove you very wrong. :)

 

 

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What proof do you have for this statement? There is a high percentage of human players that could prove you very wrong. :)

 

 

 

On the weekends this is proven on a regular basis

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No. Weak AI controlled carriers would just make DDs' life even more miserable, while not being a real threat for camping BBs.

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If you have no CV the enemy don't have either. it's a level playing field. Or do you just want improved anti stealth and scouting ability in ships that lack that? Perhaps try to remember they do so so they are depending on teammates to provide what they lack instead creating a jack of all trades master of all.

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