|Mobile Gunman Alpha Aurora|
|Released||April 6, 2012|
|Current Version||v0.1 Private Alpha|
|Code Size||215 bytes|
- Bot Name
Mobile Gunman Alpha Aurora (or just AlphaAurora is you prefer).
Draven Stedman, aka the Aurora Company.
- What's special about it?
It's my first, and the first of a fleet. Also, it's a NanoBot for a debut.
- Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?
The thing is, you can't. I put my robot under closed source, and I only allow RoboRumble to use it. Maybe if the demand is big I'll post a link. But for now, no.
- How competitive is it?
Not even remotely...yet. It lost to a MyFirstRobot in a 5 round match. It's still in Alpha, though, so it's not gonna be that bad when I reprogram.
- How does it move?
I don't really know if there's a name for it, it just uses ahead() and back(). (I suppose that this and my firing would be titled "Newb Tactics". Haha.)
- How does it fire?
Again, not sure if there's a name for it, but I use turnGunRight(360) and turnGunLeft(360) as a placeholder for when I can get it better.
- How does it dodge bullets?
It doesn't a lot of the time, it just sort of moves. When it does get hit, I have heavy movement code set in.
- What does it save between rounds and matches?
Absolutely nothing, though I may code something in later.
- Where did you get the name?
I am a huge fan of the Gundam series, so I used that naming order; also, my IRC name is Aurora, so I just called the fleet the Aurora-1 fleet (so-called as it's not going to be the only one).
- Can I use your code?
No, at least not right now. I closed the source for now, but maybe if I want to, I'll open it up.
- What's next for your robot?
Well, to go into Beta, I have a requirement that my robot be able to beat all the SampleBots excluding Walls in 42-round matchups. To go to v1.0, it has to be able to beat Walls and the bottom 20 NanoBots in 42-round matchups. To go to v2.0, it must be able to beat Caligula in a 42-round matchup.
- Does it have any White Whales?
No, not yet anyway.
- What other robots is it based on?
MyFirstRobot, sorta. The original Beta Aurora, in a way because of its erratic movement.