I appreciate your opinion, but differ considerably.
I) The Co-op matchmaking is like bullshit, because if you join the match the Bots are always higher level than you and have a 100% hitratio.
For me this makes no sence, the will kill your lower ships all the Time. And the other Problem is that often are Destroyers are in the battles, which are realy hard to destroy with normal ships.
The bots aren’t invincible. In fact, they are easy to deal if you know how to deal with them correctly. Don’t go solo. Bots usually form frigballs/dessballs so a bigger group of human players is needed to finish them. The main issue is detonation game mode. If every human player rush to the bomb and won’t care to kill enemy ships, the bots will spawn camping human players easily.
Sometimes bots get stuck in walls. Other times they don’t know how to reach a beacon without a clear path.
Destroyer bot won’t use the warp ability. They are moslty of the time big targets spamming barriers. Attack from different angles and they are doomed.
II) The Open World conten is bullshit, too. Because there is the same 100% hitratio from the bots. and they are always in groups, so if u fligh alone u have no chance to win something.
Exept a hit and run tactic will work a litlle, but it isn´t worth the time.
Open Space is funnier with teammates. Because you can form a squad of 4 or 6 ships and annihilate everything. With some ships killing aliens and other ships farming and sharing the spoil of war everybody can get some rewards. But it’s going to be poor rewards. Ask for guys of the corp and try it. If you go solo, then you can try a recon. It’s weak ship, but agility + microwarp and 5 seconds of invisibility module is enough to farm rocks. Also if you go solo it’s fun to lure some aliens against transports and then get the cargo.
Now, I’m pretty sure that it’s been made a “failed project” and they are trying to shut people out of it and in to PvP/PvE queues.
I hope no. The AI is used in PVE destroyers. Also think of no more zombiealien ships in OS. But alien ships with AI and some degree of “useful” behavior. (I was holding the word intelligent)