botting is a constant, yet unfortunately underestimated, issue in World of Tanks (detection of bots is actually really not that hard, someone with 300 battles within 24 hours is probably not a human being, it can be verified otherwise). A lots of people seem to think that “a good bot is better than a noob” – a notion, which is actually false and quite dangerous.
- a bot does not learn, while a bad player can improve
- any player speaks their own language and can be told to and advised, a bot cannot – this is not so hard, if you see an exposed flank and a player with a name of something like PragueLoverCZ, there is a good chance this guy is Czech, so you can tell him “Praguelover jed na levo, mas tam nepritele!” (Praguelover, go left, there is an enemy!) – or just “vlevo!” (left), it works
- a bot cheats (you can’t “surprise” a bot, when you appear behind him, the program automatically knows about you), yes, but is not capable of solving any tactical situations
The video that follows is from Russian server and shows exactly the last case. An AT-2 in the video is a bot. An AT-2 is also a pretty tough bastard – a top tank of the team and he is facing only lowtier opposition. With a bit of skilled play, it is fully capable of deciding the battle! But, unfortunately, it’s a bot, so that’s not going to happen. See for yourself how one bot on team (that stays alive because it’s programmed to camp) can screw the entire battle by stupid behavior.
Notice the conflict in the program where the bot can’t choose a target and gets stuck in the middle.
A bot is a NPC. If I wanted to fight NPC’s, I’d be playing Skyrim.