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Companions- targeted?

AuthorMessage
Ensign
Jul 07, 2013
43
I have been playing Pirate101 for a long time, and I noticed that in combat, the enemies sometimes gang up on one companion. Is this a bug, because if it is i will put it in the Bilge Pump.

Gunner's Mate
Nov 14, 2013
275
Athena Wisdom God on Jan 24, 2015 wrote:
I have been playing Pirate101 for a long time, and I noticed that in combat, the enemies sometimes gang up on one companion. Is this a bug, because if it is i will put it in the Bilge Pump.
Nope

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9755
Athena Wisdom God on Jan 24, 2015 wrote:
I have been playing Pirate101 for a long time, and I noticed that in combat, the enemies sometimes gang up on one companion. Is this a bug, because if it is i will put it in the Bilge Pump.
It's not a bug the game's AI recognizes them as the 'weak link' in your crew.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 10, 2009
6204
Athena Wisdom God on Jan 24, 2015 wrote:
I have been playing Pirate101 for a long time, and I noticed that in combat, the enemies sometimes gang up on one companion. Is this a bug, because if it is i will put it in the Bilge Pump.
Not a bug. It is the game's AI or artificial intelligence calculating what is the greatest threat to them or the easiest target to hopefully ensure their survival. They purposefully gang up because it works lol. We do the same thing to them . Thank goodness we think a bit faster than even Ratbeard's AI program.

Ensign
May 09, 2013
14
I don't think that it's a bug. I get it quite often. I believe that is a result of a companion either drawing threat from the enemy (thus they gang up on him/her); or the companion has lower health, making it an ideal target to get rid of first.

Petty Officer
Feb 29, 2012
67
Yes, It's so annoying. I was playing my privateer. Ensign Emmett was getting hit. I put a spirit shield on him. NO ONE ATTACKED HIM FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE BATTLE!

All enemies seem to go for 1 companion, then another, then another, then me.
It's just game mechanics

First Mate
Nov 01, 2012
433
This happens to me a lot, especially in Mooshu. I think that as you progress in the game, the enemies get more strategic.

Fearless Finnagan lvl 54

Ensign
Apr 21, 2012
35
I have seen them go mainly after the first mate and some occasions to gang up only the lowest health companion.

*castanets playing* The Santa Pollo Caballero Salty Seamus

Captain
Dec 11, 2010
747
Athena Wisdom God on Jan 24, 2015 wrote:
I have been playing Pirate101 for a long time, and I noticed that in combat, the enemies sometimes gang up on one companion. Is this a bug, because if it is i will put it in the Bilge Pump.
It isn't a bug, enemies like going for the most threatning member on your team.

Lieutenant
May 06, 2011
196
No, I don't think this is a bug, it happens to me all the time on my buccaneer - I have the talent Loud (+10 threat generation) and yet the enemies act if I was harmless and mob my Kobe Yojimbo and all the other companions until I am left. It's annoying, I know

Admiral
Jul 27, 2012
1196
The AI sensibly targets those of their enemy party that have the greatest likelyhood to injure them, which typically also are the ones most vulnerable to attack... Bonnie Anne, Sarah Steele, Kobe, ect... generally they tend to go for your musketeers, witchdoctors, and swashbucklers (and about in that order too, though Sarah seems to be a special magnet for attack ). I also observe that the AI 'notices' wounded individuals, and actively seeks to take them out first, which of course, is what we are doing too. It is very good tactics, and thus very good programming also.