I’ve finally got around to tinkering with custom maps, partly to help test the recently upgraded AI and was shocked to find that I was awarded with a victory point at the end of the game - it feels dirty! My other victories were bloody hard earned against real people and, sad as it sounds, I feel proud of them. I’m sure most players feel the same way.
Now that the AI are smarter I predict a huge increase in people testing/practicing against them. I had fun yesterday creating a turn based game and being able to play through the game mega fast. Obviously it’s no substitute for playing against real people but it’s nice to have the option of a “single player” game.
So my point is, I think something needs to be put in place to stop being rewarded victory points in user created games where there are only AI players. It doesn’t feel right at all. For me it ruins the prestige of earning a victory and pretty much negates their purpose. Now when I see a player with 20+ victories I just wonder how many of them are “genuine”.