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Old December 19th, 2007, 06:00 PM

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I *think* (but am far from sure) that it is intentional behaviour. Kind of makes sense doesn't it? If I were to commit destructive acts of sabotage against someone, I'd be sure to attempt to pin it on one of their allies. Divide and conquer!
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I don't like intel and NEVER use it in ANY game I play. [img]/threads/images/Graemlins/Cold.gif[/img]
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I don't like intel and NEVER use it in ANY game I play. [img]/threads/images/Graemlins/Cold.gif[/img]


Why? It was bad in SE4 by popular opinion. The AI was often poorly programed, either in stock or modded, to use it. Have you tried it in SE5, and if so, why don't you like it.
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The AI's are not set up to use it properly and you are usually the benefactor of ALL of the AI's in the game. When I say I don't use it in ANY game, I mean MOO3, SE4, CIV or ANY game that has it.

Picture this, Humans want to infiltrate a Reptillian world? Do we clone an alligator? Come on, sabotage I can see with a very small chance of it actually being pulled off (unless it's human vs human).

It's just another way of equalizing the AI to look like its hard to beat. It boils down to a bad 'random event' (for you) just waiting to happen. I just see no merit in it or reason for it. We watch too much TV to think that all 'covert ops' are going to be successful.
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The AI's are not set up to use it properly and you are usually the benefactor of ALL of the AI's in the game. When I say I don't use it in ANY game, I mean MOO3, SE4, CIV or ANY game that has it.

Picture this, Humans want to infiltrate a Reptillian world? Do we clone an alligator? Come on, sabotage I can see with a very small chance of it actually being pulled off (unless it's human vs human).

It's just another way of equalizing the AI to look like its hard to beat. It boils down to a bad 'random event' (for you) just waiting to happen. I just see no merit in it or reason for it. We watch too much TV to think that all 'covert ops' are going to be successful.
Does greed not exist in these other civilizations? How about Blackmail? If anyone ever played C&C: generals: "There is always a way in". There are many ways to accomplish the goal other than sending in a team.

Granted, Intel systems with AI players is rough and tough to implement properly.

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Blackmail, bribes, threats, subterfuge, insertions of loyal ex-patriots...

I'm not saying it can't be done, but why can't I do that?
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Does greed not exist in these other civilizations? How about Blackmail? If anyone ever played C&C: generals: "There is always a way in". There are many ways to accomplish the goal other than sending in a team.

Granted, Intel systems with AI players are rough and tough to implement properly.

aegisx, You think in human terms. A society that does not use monetary values and has no sectorate classes would be VERY hard to bribe.
Your last statement is very correct and is why I will not use any Intel system. Obviously, you agree too!

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Blackmail, bribes, threats, subterfuge, insertions of loyal ex-patriots...
I'm not saying it can't be done, but why can't I do that?
Siirenias, good points but again, all human based in "human logic".
Blackmail - Only useful when something of great value can be lost to the victim.
Bribes - totally useless except human races.
Threats - Pretty much out in the open, no need for intel here.
Subterfuge - Open to different interpetations, I cannot comment on such a diverse topic.
Insertions of loyal ex-patriots - The key word here is LOYAL, to whom? Probably a good idea for a true counter-operatives (double agents).

Now, tell me what's so good about intel? I still don't see it. It always turns into a 'game within a game' mentallity and I don't buy games like SE4 for the way their intel plays out.
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Does greed not exist in these other civilizations? How about Blackmail? If anyone ever played C&C: generals: "There is always a way in". There are many ways to accomplish the goal other than sending in a team.

Granted, Intel systems with AI players are rough and tough to implement properly.

aegisx, You think in human terms. A society that does not use monetary values and has no sectorate classes would be VERY hard to bribe.
Your last statement is very correct and is why I will not use any Intel system. Obviously, you agree too!

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Blackmail, bribes, threats, subterfuge, insertions of loyal ex-patriots...
I'm not saying it can't be done, but why can't I do that?
Siirenias, good points but again, all human based in "human logic".
Blackmail - Only useful when something of great value can be lost to the victim.
Bribes - totally useless except human races.
Threats - Pretty much out in the open, no need for intel here.
Subterfuge - Open to different interpetations, I cannot comment on such a diverse topic.
Insertions of loyal ex-patriots - The key word here is LOYAL, to whom? Probably a good idea for a true counter-operatives (double agents).

Now, tell me what's so good about intel? I still don't see it. It always turns into a 'game within a game' mentallity and I don't buy games like SE4 for the way their intel plays out.
Of course I agree that they are tough with AI's, but I do not agree that Intel operations against aliens wouldn't work. Sure, there may be some races, like hive mind, that would be very difficult to exploit. But that doesn't mean others wouldn't have traits that would make them vulnerable. You are assuming humans are the only ones with these traits.
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Humans are probably one of the few races that would stoop so low as to use Intel.
Done correctly, each race would have different traits to apply to its intel. Each race would be able to effect other races in ONLY certain areas of intel. Soooooo, what you would have is different races requiring different strategies against one another. Again, a game within the game. The intel could be it's own game! I don't want to go there!!!
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While I agree with your overall assessment (that intel sucks)...

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Humans are probably one of the few races that would stoop so low as to use Intel.
Making this assumption is as bad as making the assumption that all races would be corruptable (which you refuted).
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