As i have alot of different units, i try to observe AI purchase after setting my unit costs by running a couple of rounds, sometimes even hours to look if AI will actually buy a unit or not at all. There are a couple of things i noticed and things i just dont understand how the AI evaluate the purchase in terms of unit values and specifically movement.
As most of you know a 2/2 unit is not as valuable then a 1/3 or 3/1 unit.
I claim the AI doesnt recognize this at all, which is fine i think.
One thing i noticed: There is a tipping point when the AI decides to go for another typ of air unit if i lower or higher the cost by 1 and ignores the other air unit for the most time which were bought the most time before i changed the cost value. There is a tipping point. There must be a formula which the AI derives for its purchase.
And somehow this is related to the movement value i have the feeling.
Also there is the AI log screen where all unit purchase options are listed with cost efficiency values.
Q1: Does the AI use any cost efficiency maths to decide the best option?
Almost all units in my game are being purchased by the AI regularely so i am happy for the most part. But when it comes to air units, i have some problems to track down the best costs per unit.
Q2: How do you set your costs for air units with different combat and movement values and in regard to sea and land units?
Also it seems there is a exponential thing going about attack and movement. A bomber with 4 attack and 6 movement or a fighter with 2 and 4 seems not of linear value to the AI.
Q3: Is there anything like that going on there?
Sorry, but i am totally obsessed about playing against AI which i want to purchase all my units regularely, which makes unit cost evaluation so much of a important thing. Because the AI does decide whether or not a purchase is worth it or not. So i have to know how the AI is doing its math.
Thanks for any response
When i talk about tipping point, it doesnt mean that the AI stopps purchasing a specific unit completely in all cases if i change the cost by 1, it just does then favour another air unit more after the change of cost.