Aristocles

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Aristocles
Plato 7.jpeg
Author(s) User:PEZ
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting GuessFactor Targeting
Movement Random Movement
Current Version 0.3.7
Code License RWPCL
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Background information

What's special about it?
It's a MicroBot with GuessFactor Targeting and no code shrinking tricks used.
Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?
http://www.robocoderepository.com/BotDetail.jsp?id=1923
How competitive is it?
It's the strongest 1v1 MicroBot around! As of February 15 2004 at least. #1 in micro. #4 in mini and #10 in the general class. The latter being the most crazy thing when you look at the company in general top-10!
Well, now it's the #2 micro, but still strong! And version 0.3.7 does this to the once invincible DT 1.61:
Aristocles 0.3.7 91094 29000 5800 49566 6721 6 0 580 420
SandboxDT 1.61   72726 21000 4200 42692 4825 8 0 424 580
If you weren't around in DT 1.61's time. This means Aristocles is hella competitive!

Strategy

How does it move?
Random, fluid, orbit movement. Never reverses because of walls.
How does it fire?
A GuessFactor Targeting gun segmented on distance, velocity, last-scan-velocity, time-since-deccel and wall-approachment (if that was not a word, now it is =).
How does it dodge bullets?
It tries to create a flat Movement Profile.
How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?
This bot doesn't know about Melee battles.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
The aim factors are saved between rounds. Nothing is saved between matches. (You tried fit GuessFactor Targeting and data saving in a MicroBot? =).

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
I promised to name my next bot Plato. But Plato never gets enough attention from me so I release this bot under Plato's real name.
Can I use your code?
Sure. It's included in the jar and released under the terms of the RWPCL.
What's next for your robot?
Dunno
Does it have any White Whales?
It hates Pattern Matching guns!
What other robot(s) is it based on?
Tityus
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