Hey guys its been a while and have I been waiting…
When I first saw the challenge I thought. This is too easy. Then I started thinking about the problem and I actually found quite a number of “problems” to deal with. That and I have never used Java before. But managed to get the sample bot working and started building my bot. The Golden ticket system is genius.
For the best part I take things as they come and are not one to complain etc. I was wondering about the following.
In bomberman, We had about 400 rounds max. This made for a rather long match. This year on a match that is 14*14 tiles the max number of rounds before a win is 196. And thats and that is extreme Chances of 2 bots both going this long is very close to impossible if your building a serious bot. So my question is. Would there be a possibility to make a match best out of 3? My main reason for asking is. A average bot would be able to beat a near perfect bot if the one bot gets a good “Start” where best out of three would surely produce better results. And on a 10 V 10 match, I see an average of about 50 matches.
With regards to Round Robin matches. This wouldn’t be a problem. Since the number of matches should reflect bot strength.
When it comes to the Double Elimination. I would consider a best out of three system. Just to avoid those scenarios where a average bot beats an “Elite” bot. If the bots could face on 77, 1010 and 14*14 I believe it would be very cool. But I understand that time is a factor. Regardless. Nicely done on the competition. I know things will be a lot of fun as usual. And with as many events as we have. Theres much less waiting involved.
My main concern is. Due to the nature of Battleship. I dont feel a bot’s real strength could not be measured in a single match. (Specifically looking at the double Elimination format). I do intend to get my golden ticket earlier. But thats hopeful more than confident. Giving myself 1 and a half months to build he perfect bot. And then tweaking as needed through the year. But if the Double elimination does come. I believe we need to find a way to “Stablize” randomness a little. I would agree that the larger the map, the smaller the chance of a bot winning randomly. So if the 14*14 map is used for Double Eliminations. It could