The option to play the Duel format versus a 'human opponent only' is being implemented (to avoid ever having to be matched against an AI wizard with an escalating difficulty level).
So, could the option to face an 'AI opponent only' also be implemented?
The benefits of the 'AI only' option would be..
-No queuing, instant quick match
-It plays like a rogue-like single player game! (due to the win streak system with adaptive difficulty level AI)
At a certain streak level the AI remains a constant challenge and escalates in difficulty until it reaches a certain threshold at which it becomes almost impossible to compete with (due to the amount of mana it receives, mega-spell spam etc)
The AI's level actually reflects the streak level you are at.. therefore your streak level is more reflective of your ability
-It plays like an addictive daily challenge (what level can you reach before the AI wipes you out)
-It could give players who only play custom games a source of XP and Gold
-Plays like advanced training before entering Ranked play
-Perfect for testing forge builds (this is where you find out which builds cope best under intense pressure and find the most consistent and effective load-outs for countering an opponent who has a head-start on you)
-Good solo grind (for players who like grind)