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A little disheartening to read the 'Known Bot Issues' post and see that it is nearly 3 years old without most of the known issues being resolved. About as long as Stash has been missing in action.

So I'll have to conclude the following...

The AI will never be sane when it comes to Counterfeit. It will always buy as many as possible but never use them to trash with.

The AI will never learn how to reveal a card. It will buy cards like Tournament and Legionary but never know how to use them right.

The AI will never learn how to use most all of the Events and Projects. I think it will occasionally use Trade to trash, but that's pretty much it.

The AI will continue to ignore the vast majority of cards in the game. The list of cards the AI won't bother with seem a lot longer than the cards it will actually use. Its fun sometimes to use Ambassador or Messenger to give the AI a card and watch how it has no clue how to use it.

Its painfully obvious that they cut corners with the AI and that upgrading the bot AI to something much more capable is beyond the will/desire of this company. While it'd be nice if the bots were better at what they did, I can't say its a huge priority or some major problem. It merely means the bots aren't all that competitive. I doubt anybody subscribes to Dominion Online to mainly play the bots. And I'm pretty sure those of us that sometimes play against the bots do it to try out new cards, so win/loss kind of doesn't matter for those type of matches. As wonky as the bot AI is, its not a dealbreaker for me. I think that there's a limit anyway to just how competitive AI can be in Dominion. Besides, I think this company gets all the important stuff right. No big deal if the AI bots are kind of dumb and easy to beat. Everything else works great.

So they changed the format around today so that you no longer use the Log to resolve certain cards.

Its working pretty good so far, but when you play Explorer, it doesn't give you a Discard option to discard the next 5 cards in the deck. It only lets you change their order.

Please fix. Thanks.
In general, the AI doesn't know how to use most treasures. If Counterfeit is in the supply, the AI goes crazy and buys as much as possible, but doesn't even use the Counterfeit to trash coppers (or any treasures). Most treasures beyond Gold and Silver are simply ignored by the AI, which should be no surprise, as the AI ignores most cards. I'd say the entire AI could use an overhaul, but I'm not sure how important that actually is. Most of us play against each other and not the AI. I like to use the AI fairly frequently, but its still secondary to human vs human play.

I agree with you that this seems like such a simple fix, as Banks and Fortunes should always be played last. There may be an issue however where the AI hasn't been programmed to play the treasures in ANY order.