This is a random map AI Eclipse. It plays Britons or Chinese (optimised for Britons). It only has ~90 rules at the moment. However, it is already much stronger than the first versions of Noob were.
0.3 Plays Mayans, general improvements, now plays some water maps although not that well.
0.32 Not much changed, AI ladder update.
0.4 Bug hopefully squashed.
v1.0 Fixes bugs, better teamwork, counters more things, general improvements, castle age military size increased, FC time still bad but improved by about 30 seconds.
"Eclipse" is a strong AI file that indeed fits the Britons more than any other civilization in the game. It is playable with them,but there is little-if any-improvement. It's very effective at any kind of map that includes much land,but can not correspond so well when playing on lands been separated by water (e.g. islands). It even happened to make no docks in the entire game,which is an annoying drawback for such powerful AI.
Most emphasis is given to collecting resources and creating army almost entirely composed of archers (trebuchets are included in some occasions). It can be lightly justified for Briton's unique unit, Longbowman,but this results to a unique strategy,sometimes been an advantage for others (especially for Goths).
It is proven to be too difficult to defeat Britons using Eclipse (they are not tested at Easiest difficulty) without teaming with other/-s. On the other hand,they can be a very helpful and strong ally,decreasing the possibility of losing in great degree.
"Eclipse" is a very useful tool for everyone's needs and does his job well. There are only few matters that can easily be fixed to improve its performance,like the case of navy,but it generally is a very good AI file,recommended to download.
offwo200 File Author
Posted on 10/22/11 @ 03:31 PM
Thanks for the good review!
The navy was removed/reduced because it was clearly dragging on the rest of the ai's performance.