lol I just noticed that guide for PvP 2 Gate 5 Zealot expand is new at
My AI has been doing this from the start
some random ranting:
Zerg is by far the weakest race in BWAIWar. The while most ergs can beat the lower Terrans, the best Terrans cannot be beat. Other than ling all-ins or 4pools, most Zergs cannot beat the better Protoss AIs, especially at later stages. Lings are absolute terrible.
Lings need lots of surface area, via a surround, to be effective. I have had some success with scripts that go fast hive + adrenal glands with mass ling that beat Protoss AIs, but before hive, the AI is very vulnerable without adrenal glands + upgrades. Technically the Zerg should be ahead in upgrades, since 1-1 in Protoss has less effect than 1-1 in Zerg for Zerglings, but Zerg must put more emphasis on defense because while going for upgrades, the AI is very vulnerable.
Hydras are also terrible. Obviously they are terrible versus Terran, but versus Protoss they are terrible also. The AI does not micro them at all, which is critical. If we ever wanted to balance ZvP, we would have to buff the HP of the Hydra or somethings, but balancing just for a AIvsAI match seems a bit silly.
Lurkers are horrendous since they never burrow at the right time. They would be very useful against Terran, and probably Protoss, but there's nothing that can really be done.
Mutalisk are terrible, get melted by marines, especially since most good Terran AIs get fast +1 weapons and the Mutalisk usually have no upgrades. They are OK versus Protoss but they can't be used to defend, and can get killed by Archons.
Ultras are the way to go versus TvZ, as Myk's Zerg script shows, but ZvP is just a zergling rush fest. And even then, DT (more cheese) can stop that apparently.
Both my terrible script (won like 90% of the PvZ by +1 timing attack) and Peppe P (which had ridiculous unit compositions) had no problem runnning through large amounts of Zerg units.
Accel T is so overpowered. And so are DTs.
Terran seems to be the strongest race. Against M+M, Zerg and Protoss both fail to use their AoE attacks effectively, with the exception of Reavers. Zerg Lurkers, as mentioned above, get killed before they burrow. Protoss High Templar aren't always useful because they can storm way too late, or they get killed, and adding more High Templar doesn't usually equate to more kills. Reavers can be surprisingly useful (although I haven't tried them myself), they seem to be able to easily deflect M+M attacks. I might study it's use in Peppe P a bit more.
EDIT: Reavers are terrible sometimes, especially if Terran has tanks. After the Reaver(s) wipe out the M+M, Reavers try to take out the tanks, often alone, and get killed.
Defender's advantage does not exist in BWAIWar. In fact, it almost seems like defender's disadvantage! When an AI attacks an opponents expansion, the defending AI sends its current units to defend. If that doesn't work, all units in the process of being made stream in to their death. Even though the reinforcements for the attacking AI have farther to travel, the reinforcements for the defending AI just don't get anything done (most of the time).
Ways to fix this: There are not too many ways to fix this. Maybe increasing rush distances will help the defender. Making chokes smaller could work. I'm looking back at Cloud Kingdom vs Fighting Spirit. Cloud Kingdom games were just silly short because the "chokes" were glaringly large, while Fighting Spirit, with very narrow chokes, had lengthier games, although still not very long either. A third way could be to put expansions farther away from each other? I am not really sure about this; I'm thinking about Tau Cross, but I haven't seen too many games on it, to be honest.
v1.6 should be out soon when I figure out why it starting freezing even more than before.