Saturday, October 2, 2010

Magic Wand and Item Builds

With the introduction of a 2 new items in DotA 6.68c and changing the recipe of Eye of Skadi, the AI team is challenged to change many item builds which are broken as we speak. For example: there are AIs with Arcane Ring into their builds... now this is changed to Arcane Boots but Arcane Boots doesn`t stack with the other kinds of Boots or Threads. So it is important the decision to leave Arcane Boots or take something else later and selling the Arcane Boots along with that. We decided some heroes to get Arcane Boots and after some time to change them for Boots of Travel. We will see how that goes in the upcoming tests. The change of the Skadi recipe will need even more work...
Also there were suggestions we introduce to the AIs the Magic Wand item. Apparently it is an useful item for the beginning but they doesn`t know how to use it. So i had to test if AI can operate Magic Wand programmatically. Here is a screen of me executing the item Magic Wand with a simple command: -aa. So, Magic Wands, welcome to the AI world of DotA :)

8 comments:

  1. hooray.. the AI is coming..
    thanks PBMN.. ^_^

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  2. Is Harreke still part of this ai project?

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  3. No. He has another project going on. After Rev2 he didn`t take any action.

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  4. He (Harreke) promised on ai project after BMP retires, but why is it that it seems you outran him? and no other news about him working for the .68ai project, is there any serious issues involving between the two of you? Just Asking...

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  5. Harreke hit some limits in the WC3 engine and now he tries to optimize his code. I saw screenshots of bots walking but i have no more information.

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  6. Also there are no issues between us... he just doesn`t talk much :)

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  7. PBMN do we have to enter command -aa during gameplay, so that the AI will use the Magic wand or is it that AI itself know when to used Magic Wand. . . just curious or is it a command mode before the game starts like -ap (all pick)?. . . tnx for the lastest map 6.67d AI, there like invunerebal when they gank mid xD

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  8. No, AI will use the items automatically. The -aa thing was just a test of the command/orders.

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