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It could create more settlements with all that resources
It's annoying, but effective.
The bots need work, although admittedly creating perfect AI players isn't easy. But little things like building roads to nowhere should be cut out. I've played in plenty of games where bots will build in directions where there aren't any eligible places to settle while also not helping them reach Longest Road. check1) can I settle in this direction2) does this help for longest road3) does this road segment help prevent somebody from getting longest road
Don't necessarily agree with the suggestion for the bot in your example (although i think it should have used its last 4 roads to build toward a sheep spot or wheat port). However, i agree with the general notion that bots should not build "unnecessary" roads when they do it just to waste resources (roads to nowhere that cannot have a house on them).
Bots are definitely not being 'wise' in road building. Even after a bot has the longest road (/w comfortable lead eg.+2) and is well positioned to expand (no shortage of brick/wood) it continues to build roads. The bot should instead invest in building settlements along the road, which will immediately provide a VP. It doesn't seem to matter that the bot has a pile of cards (5-6) it still builds a road instead of a settlement.
Blue is a bot.<blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/QXC7bgP"><a href="//imgur.com/a/QXC7bgP"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Blue is a bot:https://imgur.com/a/QXC7bgP
Bots used to build settlements and cities. They aren't anymore.
Bot at 9 points with a place to build a settlement and a hand full of cards... and it just keeps building roads. I hate that the bots cheat and collude (intentionally or not, through all having the same arcane trading rules and patterns), but there are many games where the bot just doesn't end it with obvious wins.
"Bots are only building roads" (suggested by svn on 2020-07-05), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"BOTS broken, they don't know how to win when they clearly would (road building bug)" (suggested by John on 2020-07-16), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
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