PHJF wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 12:04: No you are definitely a douchebag if you think playing with bots holds a candle to real people. The last game that had passable AI was Unreal Tournament. Even the worst sentient enemy is better than the best bot.
No one suggested bots play the game as well as people. That's your own foolish addition to this conversation.
The point is, there are too many douchebags playing shooters these days and further that said douchebags detract from the enjoyment gotten from actually playing the game sufficiently that there are times we'd rather play against bots than listen to idiots rant.
Whether someone prefers to simply play offline rather than waste their time censoring said idiots really isn't any of your business.