- Created Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 @ 22:30:57
Looking at the leaderboard, it looks like the bottom 25% of bots are frequently (20-40% of the time) using up the maximum number of rounds (resulting in a draw) in their games because they're being very inactive.
Can there be a 1 hour requeue penalty for draws? I know there would be some false positives but it seems like there are a lot of pointless draw games being played. The average bot (that is being actively coded) would get more games played per day.
RotmistrzCreated Wednesday, December 24th 2014 @ 06:43:07
Very good point, I would be even more restrictive though. For example, in the UFC when a fighter loses a couple of fights in a row he gets fired. We could add a similar rule saying that if your bot hasn't won a single game in the last 20 (or whatever value makes sense) games it will get disqualified or suspended until you upload a new version.
- Created Wednesday, December 24th 2014 @ 10:34:18
and an option for 'timeouts', if the bot has 5 consequent timeouts in each round, mark it as inactive (because it probably has a syntax error or something). it's pretty tough to get from 1200 points towards the top (allthough not entirely impossible..)
- Created Friday, December 26th 2014 @ 21:13:14
Well, I would also like getting more games, especially after updating stuff :). Maybe something like less games for low ranked bots that haven't been updated in a while or set them to inactive like in the last challenge.
- Created Friday, December 26th 2014 @ 21:38:11
Don't complain Norman, your bot is owning right now :-P
- Updated Saturday, December 27th 2014 @ 01:01:21
Kind off... but I have enough trust in my fellow bot creators that a bot that expands into wastelands won't own the competition for long ;) It's all in build up phase at present and slowly the serious bots are rising from the ashes.
Edit: But then I wholeheartedly agree with a penalty for bots causing draws. Such behavior is just ultimatively evil: http://theaigames.com/competitions/warlight-ai-challenge/games/549868e74b5ab240b71465de
- Updated Sunday, December 28th 2014 @ 06:10:12
OK... let's count games of some bots played during the last day to see if my assumption is right that the top / bottom ranked bots get less games played:
RealityBomb (ranked top) --> 19 games
LastOrder (ranked top) --> 24 games
BoomBot (ranked bottom) --> 25 games
Thomash (ranked bottom) --> 17 games
JimWarLight (ranked center) --> 42 games
Schaap (ranked center) --> 38 games
Bolt (ranked center) --> 39 games
So yeah... there already is a penalty implemented in the system :(