sethcohn wrote:Moving toward an item that is 'not front', will immediately MAKE it front, of course.
And that "immediately" part is why I feel this whole thing is a moot point. No matter what direction anything is in at the time, it is "immediately" front as soon as the AI makes the bot point at it. That makes all other directions useless, until (if ever) bot rotation speed becomes a thing, because then direction will make a huge difference in AI and tactic. Before then, it's a minor thing, and range is still the dominant factor by a significant margin.