Has anyone ever created a game and accepted players but once validated the ranking of the player changes from Novice to Expert with the robot icon - see the pictures. Green player was eliminated but Blue player never attacked the Red player when prudent. Whats up and how does this happen?
When a player does not confirm they are ready during the validating phase. They are replaced with an expert AI. That's all it is.
AI levels are not equivalent to player class. AI levels are easy, medium, hard, expert. Player class is completely different e.g beginner, novice, intermediate, expert, master, grand master.
The comparison between these is very grey. Depending on who you speak to an easy computer is either much worse then a beginner/novice, or much better.
It is really apples to oranges to compare to 2.
True AI players, as in AI you add in the lobby, Are not counted in any way to rank changes.