Left 4 Dead 2 bots: Fuckin’ ninjas…

Sometimes. Only Sometimes.

A friend and I were having a conversation about the skill level of bots in the game and decided to compile a list of noticeable differences  between bots in campaign mode and bots in versus mode. Sounds completely thrilling I know but in the end we came to the conclusion that the bots are really super smart.., yet at the same time incredibly stupid.

Case in point:

In both versus and campaign mode if you get pounced by a hunter and the bot is the closest to you, instead of stopping and shooting it will close the gap between the player and itself before either A) shooting the hunter off or B) smacking the hunter off.

It should be noted that B usually ends in the hunter pouncing the player again. Rinse Repeat.

All of this of course is incredibly stupid for a bot, considering that it can pick a hunter out of the air with a sniper rifle in mid pounce with out so much as a blink.

So the formula then is:

hunter + ground = win.

Hunter + air = fail.

Bots in versus mode are an advantage because, as previously stated, they are essentially aim bots. So in a game mode where players stick together as a team more the bot is essentially guarded by intelligent (I use that word loosely, we all know how the online gaming community can be sometimes) players.

In campaign mode, the bots are a weak link. They lag behind and since campaign mode has players separate more due to bot infected that can’t necessarily coordinate on the level of human players, all the horrible aspects of bots come out to play. Smoked behind a van? Sucks for you, the bot will go the long way around the van, possibly getting stuck on a tire or some random object that may or may not be there, only to warp seconds from you going down (or dying) to help. If there is a horde at this point, you’re fucked…good game.

I don’t know what the point of this post was really. Just wanted to get my idea about bots on Left 4 Dead 2 out there. IDK. I’m playing minecraft a lot, making an awesomely awesome house out of a small cave. I’ll post pictures soon I guess.

 

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