Yeah, I always found it too difficult to mix one-on-one with melee in one bot (except ofcourse for Gruwel). The fields of melee and duel are so far apart in my mind, that I can't blend them together in one good performing bot. Btw, until you are ready to release the first of 0.014c series, there is no reason to pull back teh best performing 0.012n version. It is a killer bot and I am always happy to get trashed by a better bot. Next to that, reaching top-10 is a bit inflated, as it really is top-11.
Yeah, agreed that it is hard to mix that. But my initial motivation is that melee capability will force me come up with a better framework, a better architecture and better tolerance of harsh running environment, e.g. heavy skipped turns.
Just put the discontinued series back as I don’t think inflating the rank is a good thing either. My initial motivation to remove that is to force me work on new series harder, but since melee is already appealing to me, that is no longer needed.