I was talking to a friend earlier about Left 4 Dead; he was saying that he usually played as Bill as, when he didn’t, Bill always ended up startling the Witch.
Now, this is most likely rubbish… As far as I am aware, there is no difference between the various characters in L4D, but I find it interesting when people start attributing human characteristics to AI routines.
For instance, many years ago, I spent vast amounts of time playing the original Unreal Tournament. I got it into my head that Locke (one of the AI controlled Bots) had a personal vendetta against me; he always managed to nail me, always seemed slightly faster and more accurate. I eventually started to loathe him, and every match with him in became a grudge match.
Of course, it turned out that I’d once fiddled with the Bot settings and had happened to turn up Locke’s skill adjustment to max… Still, it’s a good story, and ended up making the game more fun.
I’m going to write up some stuff about Warhammer Online later, so stay tuned for that…