- Created Saturday, January 9th 2016 @ 13:35:23
Current match system adds garbage lines not symmetrically to both players. For example, it's first garbage line for left player with hole at 4th place. Later, right player will get his first garbage line with hole not at 4th place (with big probability).
This problem actualizes when two both players are agressive players and they receive many points. It leads to adding garbage lines by groups. And one of them can get good position with one deep hole while another have many 1-block holes. It's not fair.
- Created Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 18:02:35
And what is exactly unfair? We can talk about unfairness if there is some asymmetry. There is no any.
- Created Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 18:29:25
It is inaccuracy or just extra randomness. The design is unknown for me. But if you match two absolutely equal bots you will not get all draws.
Asymmetry is. It is in holes distribution of garbage lines.
I understand that more complex structure of garbage lines adding (2 holes at first line and 1 hole for others) not allows to make true symmetrical holes distribution. But there are possibilities to reach pseudosymmetry: we can save hole places in shared array for left and right bot, or not allow to make hole directly under another.
- Updated Wednesday, January 13th 2016 @ 18:35:07
If I'm understanding you correctly, your solution is to give both players the same sequence of garbage. In that case, the bot who sent lines first will have knowledge of future hole locations (by looking at his opponent's field), while his opponent will not have such knowledge. One might say this is unfair or asymmetrical. How would you resolve that?
- Created Wednesday, January 13th 2016 @ 23:03:58
Ah, interesting aftermaths.. So we can at least disallow to make hole directly under another.
- Created Friday, January 15th 2016 @ 11:19:10
If you match two absolutely equal basketball teams, the result will not always be infinite amount of overtimes. Thats the nature of the sports. But on average they will score 50% wins each.