I was wondering if we could have a seed lock for every round in the tournament.
Assuming we have Round Robin again, It would be great if all players had the exact same round. And that seeds within rounds do not vary for the Round Robin. That way if a map was “easy” or “difficult” everyone has the same trial within a round.
In terms of winning and losing this does not matter much, but for Average rounds and Score it changes everything.
Earlier I mentioned that I feel the bot that gets ahead first will always win (considering similar strategy) this is simply not true. I have seen a few times where my back bot wins. Because his route was a bit better. Its a battle at times.
Back on topic…
Both score and average rounds will be a great benchmark to see how our bots rank.
Unfortunately these metrics will be of little use if every single match seed was different for the whole round robin.
The reason is:
Some seeds are fast, others slow. some matches differ vastly across seeds.
Figured it could still be early enough to bring it up.
That way at the end we know all bots played the same kinds of matches and we can “trust” the stats.
Not too big a deal, I just had a match where I thought I “broke” something and when I seeded a different benchmark round, my bot did improve.
So thought it could be interesting to put same round matches for the Tournament on the same seed.
And if everyone played the exact same matches, We can look at score and average rounds and so on and know its a fairly accurate representation.
Hope everyone has a great time coding this one. I’m really looking forward to the playoffs. Always tense.