Do you hate it when you have bots in your 1 v 1 match or 2 v 2, etc? Don’t you wish they actually DID something useful instead of being a filler for players? Well fear not, mercenary! JP has the ultimate solution! (Free from sweet roll influences of course!)
Option 1: Bots respond to commands through the already existing ping system. Basically, you ping anything you deem a target. And they will move to that target. If its a beacon they will capture it, an enemy player, attack. If you ping a friendly player or beacon, they will come to assist. This will make bots actually useful to have. Also, add a self ping, so bots can just follow you if necessary. We might have to add another key for “Bot” Pings to make a difference for bots and normal pings for team mates
Option 1A: In larger battles where there is lets say 5 v 5 and there is only 2 v 2 players. Each player controls one bot, while the fifth bot will just follow and copy cat its fellow bots.
In this system, players will have to be marked a letter. So, next to your ship you see a little “A” or “B”, etc and next to the bots will be the same letters. Thus you can easily distinguish who controls who.
Option 2: If all the players die in a match, and there is only bots on the field. Players can come back in, and “assume control” of the bots. This will prolong battles or end them quick. And make the game less stale should it ever occur.
Option 3: Remove bots and add low tiered players. How would this work? Higher tier players do proportionally LESS damage to the Teir they are in. For example, if a T5 attacks a T1, that T5 will do the same damage as a T1, while the T1 can attack back with the damage of a T5 proportionally. This mode only works when there is a difference of more then +/- 3
Option 4: All bots are assigned to a player. If its a battle again with 5 vs 5 and lets say its a 2 v 2 with 3 bots on each side. Then each player gets 1 bot and the other 2 are autonomous but follow the other bots around. Ping system is not active. They only follow you. making it sort of a partner relationship
Option 4A: If added, all bots will fly the same ship class you are flying.
Option 5: JP needs an intervention regarding his sweet rolls. He does not know that his habits are hurting the people that love/like him!
Let me know if you want these options implemented in the game! It could be possible! What do you think? Have a better suggestion to one of the options? Make a response below, I might consider changing it if its a great idea!
JP HACK - Signing out - *throws Sweet rolls like flares and escapes*