I wish all multiplayer games had bots as alternatives if no real people are playing the game anymore plus the option of peer to peer hosting for when the servers are eventually shut. Then they can become something you can always go back to in your old age like single player games. And Gears of War has also has bots since GoW 2. Great way to learn and to muck about while still getting a feel for it. I played it a lot before I could connect to XBox Live.