If you're making maps in 10 minutes you're making bad maps that don't play well W/O AI. Any of the good maps out there realistically take a MINIMUM of ten hours to make. Making decent AI would likely add at least 50% to that total.
Also bare in mind that multiplayer maps are generally small portions of singleplayer levels. To make a good singleplayer level with working AI would take weeks if not months.
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I'm unclear on what the TC is asking. Do you mean bots, or AI to make single player maps?
Bots I could care less about, they just get boring incredibly fast. AI on the other hand is something I think should of been added a long time ago. I really hate excuses like "We can't because the AI will get stuck on maps that aren't thought out". I don't care about the 95% of crappy maps out there that would use it wrong, I care about the ones that are actually well made. Give me the tools, I'll make it work(and I know others will too).
"Bots" usually refers to multiplayer stand ins used for normal multplayer game types, such as capture the flag. It can also mean AI enemies too I suppose, it's just not used like that often, hence why I was confused. Now that I reread it, it does sound like he meant the ladder, so my mistake.