Regarding the new online version of the deck-building card game Dominion, my friend complains that the bot is too challenging. Is there any way to decrease the difficulty when playing bots 1-on-1 in Dominion Online?

  • I recommend your friend keep playing more and learning Dominion better. The bot is, to be frank, pretty terrible at Dominion. – GendoIkari Apr 18 '17 at 19:32
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    Hah, fair enough. The friend is new, and I'm very happy they are making a good-faith attempt at learning the game. But let's face it, we were all there at some point. – ancientcampus Apr 18 '17 at 19:38

No, there is not currently any difficulty settings for the AI.

I cannot find an official source stating this to quote/link as reference, but you can read through the official FAQ and see some mentions of playing against the AI, with no mention of a difficulty setting.

As this is a pretty new implementation of the game, it is constantly in development with improvements and bug fixes happening often. So it is reasonable to expect such functionality to happen; though I have not heard about any expected timeline or priority for that feature. You can request that feature at the feature requests board on the Shuffle iT forums.

  • Thanks for the very thoughtful and informative reply! I thought that was the case (i.e. I tried and failed to locate such a setting), thank you for confirmation. Also, I'm pretty hyped that such an esteemed player answered my question! – ancientcampus Apr 18 '17 at 19:39
  • @ancientcampus You're welcome.. but I have to ask, what makes you think I am "an esteemed player"? Did you see my frequency of the Dominion Strategy Forums? There was a time, back in the days of Isotropic (over 4 years ago), that I was a pretty high-ranked player, but not so much anymore. – GendoIkari Apr 18 '17 at 19:53
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    I confess I have played little Dominion in the past 4 years, so that seems about right. If I recall, your posts on the Dominion Strategy forums were frequent and well-received. Yours is one of the few names I remember from those days. – ancientcampus Apr 18 '17 at 20:46
  • Update: browsing the feature requests board confirms this. Multiple bot difficulties is not presently implemented. – ancientcampus Apr 25 '17 at 19:09

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