Heroes of the Storm wants to keep its AI smart and adaptive

    
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Smart-ish.

It’s quite possible you don’t think that AI is a big part of gameplay in Heroes of the Storm, but a lot of the game’s matches are played against AI opponents, and AI takes over when a player unexpectedly disconnects from the game. So it’s important for the game to have AI that is fast, responsive, and satisfying to play against or alongside. The latest development dispatch explains changes made to the AI and gives a broad overview of the way that the game keeps AI heroes engaging.

Rather than scripts, the game’s emerging new AI is controlled instead by coding conditions and scenarios, leading to a more organic experience that keeps the AI heroes putting the emphasis on player-controlled characters. AI opponents should be reactive and dynamic, calculating the safety and range of a given position and moving to better positions as they become available; the same basic process is used for accomplishing each goal on a given map. Check out the full article for more details about how the developers are making sure that AI opponents and allies still feel interesting to play against.

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Schmidt.Capela

It’s quite possible you don’t think that AI is a big part of gameplay in Heroes of the Storm,

The three persons I know that play HotS every day only play against other players when the game offers a sizable reward for doing so, and even then they only play against others for the bare minimum number of matches needed to secure said reward. Otherwise they play exclusively against the AI.

Plus, from what I hear, people like them are the rule, not the exception.

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Armsbend

A sizable chunk of my friends list only plays ai so you are right. I think Blizzard putting more into AI is a good thing for them.

I also wouldn’t mind some more AI focused maps, like Hanamura, that don’t touch ranked.

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Armsbend

They should ask Elon Musk to lend a hand.

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Vicarious Fan

lol it is absolutely neither of those things.

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Slaasher

well they did say it was emerging…sooooo maybe there is still hope? LOL

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Emiliano Lozada

The new AI is only active on the newer heroes post-Garrosh. So Garrosh and Kel at the moment have the new AI and they will work backwards from here to get the older heroes using this new AI. Explains why the OP didn’t run into this at all.