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Clubman
posted 12-09-09 07:05 PM ET (US)         
i dunno if this was ever mentioned but anyone notice cpu player priests attempt to convert elephants? yes elephants as in gaia elephants (of course only to have the elephant retaliate and attack and kill the priest with ease since it cannot be converted.) i dont recall if they tried to convert other animals though.
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peter
HG Alumnus
posted 12-10-09 03:26 AM ET (US)     1 / 21       
I've seen that too.
Ninetails
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(id: TailSpray)
posted 12-10-09 05:41 PM ET (US)     2 / 21       
I had a game once where an enemy priest tried to convert a building from a distance and he went on forever and never converted it, but rather slowly damaged it. (1 damage every few seconds fairly regularly)

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Nacht Jaeger
Clubman
(id: RCM7525)
posted 12-11-09 10:53 AM ET (US)     3 / 21       
It's an odd but amusing little bug.

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Aran
Clubman
posted 12-13-09 08:13 AM ET (US)     4 / 21       
Once I had seen it in random map(elephant animal attack priest)
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 12-17-09 04:05 PM ET (US)     5 / 21       
Well that's pretty frecuent, but is even more intresting when a CPU controled priest tries to convert one of my units and the elephants nearby attack him out of nowhere XD
EME2940820
Clubman
posted 01-21-10 07:32 PM ET (US)     6 / 21       
Apparently there is secret in the game where GAIA units can be converted.

The following comes from the Ask Sandy thread on AOE 3 Heaven:


2) Occasionally during Random Maps in AOE while a computer priest is attempting to convert enemy units, a neighboring elephant will attack the priest. At times, the priest attempts to convert the elephant. Do you know what is going on here? Was there ever an intended feature where priests could convert GAIA units?
A)There is an easter egg letting you convert gaia units. It sounds like the programming hooks leading to that easter egg are getting fired.


http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=st&fn=1&tn=37715&f=1,37715,0,10&st=125


I am very curious about activating this trick.


Unfortunately, my other question about elephants not being hunted by the computer in ROR was not answered.
DarkBerserk
Clubman
posted 01-21-10 08:35 PM ET (US)     7 / 21       
I'd like to see that easter egg working...
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 01-23-10 01:28 PM ET (US)     8 / 21       
It's funny it was said in AoE3H and not here. Thanks for the info EME.
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 01-23-10 04:54 PM ET (US)     9 / 21       
Unfortunately, my other question about elephants not being hunted by the computer in ROR was not answered.
Here's a guess: it's simply too inefficient. Watch your own villagers hinting elephants - when there are two close together and one ele has been stripped, one of the hunters can go after the next, and that way several villies can get killed.
Nacht Jaeger
Clubman
(id: RCM7525)
posted 01-26-10 08:47 PM ET (US)     10 / 21       
I found out the elephant's strength the hard way.

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EME2940820
Clubman
posted 02-05-10 11:17 PM ET (US)     11 / 21       
I have been playing around in the scenario editor trying to convert elephants. I set-up a map giving Players 1 - 4 priests. Some Computer priests got stampeded by elephants. I, as the Human, had no luck converting elephants. I used the GAIA cheat to gain control of all of the elephants. A computer priest converted one of my elephants, but it remained under my control as GAIA.

Here is something else regarding elephants that recently happened to me. I was hunting an elephant during the course of a Random Map game. After attacking an elephant, I led my villagers away from the elephant's line of sight. The elephant proceeded to march across the screen in the opposite direction [probably at least 30 tiles] towards some innocent unsuspecting stone miners of mine. He attacked and killed one of my poor stone miners.

[This message has been edited by EME2940820 (edited 02-05-2010 @ 11:19 PM).]

Taichi San
Clubman
posted 02-15-10 04:14 AM ET (US)     12 / 21       
This is interresting when im back today from school Ill figure this out

This has probably todo with unit command data, but still officially it wouldnt even been possible to convert gaia units
EME2940820
Clubman
posted 02-15-10 04:33 PM ET (US)     13 / 21       
Unfortunately, my other question about elephants not being hunted by the computer in ROR was not answered.
Here's a guess: it's simply too inefficient. Watch your own villagers hinting elephants - when there are two close together and one ele has been stripped, one of the hunters can go after the next, and that way several villies can get killed.
Peter,

Your hypothesis was confirmed by Sandy Peterson in the recent Ask Sandy thread at AOE III Heaven here:

http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=st&fn=1&tn=37715&st=recent

I was more interested in getting the Computer villagers to hunt elephants in ROR [rather than knowing why they don't].
This is interresting when im back today from school Ill figure this out

This has probably todo with unit command data, but still officially it wouldnt even been possible to convert gaia units
Taichi San,

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peter
HG Alumnus
posted 02-17-10 08:25 AM ET (US)     14 / 21       
eme: a lot of the behaviour of computer player controlled villagers is hardwired in the program, it's not in any personality/ai file. If they start in the stone age, they'll for instance always build a granary, even if there isn't a granary in the ai file (and when they can't collect berries anyway).
Basse
Clubman
posted 02-17-10 10:22 AM ET (US)     15 / 21       
They wont build a granary if it isn't in the PER or AI. You have to select SNAutoBuildDropSites or something similar for the cpu to build a granary next to berries. That's why some cpus gets stuck in the first age because their hope AI stops working if they don't build what they should in correct order. So if they can't find berries in the beginning it might take an hour or so before they will advance to the toolage
EME2940820
Clubman
posted 02-17-10 06:19 PM ET (US)     16 / 21       
eme: a lot of the behaviour of computer player controlled villagers is hardwired in the program, it's not in any personality/ai file.
I presume that elephant hunting for computer players cannot be enabled in ROR. Though I still hope contariwise.
local boi
Clubman
(id: dragon14)
posted 04-14-10 07:51 PM ET (US)     17 / 21       
well actually, i've also managed to convert elephants or tryn to with my priests. however very rarely, and as he said, its an easter eg (though i didnt know that.. just thought it was nifty.)

edit: could be that patches effect it, maybe?

[This message has been edited by dragon14 (edited 04-26-2010 @ 00:48 AM).]

singla1234
Clubman
posted 04-15-10 09:50 AM ET (US)     18 / 21       
once during a random game i saw a priest trying to convert my unit. He was throwing red coloured arrows toward unit .may be due to some cheat codes i dont remember.
Basse
Clubman
posted 04-15-10 10:05 AM ET (US)     19 / 21       
Did your priest die? Otherwise it could've been the "priests" attack. Because when they convert they are "attacking" the other unit.
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 04-19-10 08:24 PM ET (US)     20 / 21       
An archer priest ? it is true converion counts as some sort of attack but i never heard about the arrows before.
Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 04-20-10 03:30 AM ET (US)     21 / 21       
Singla. I think you dreamt that.

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