Thorn

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Thorn
Author(s) Kev
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting GuessFactor Targeting
Movement Stop And Go, Random Movement
Current Version 1.23
Code License RWPCL
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Background Information

What's special about it?
It was the first MicroBot to use multimode movement that is now mainstream in the top micros.
How competitive is it?
It is currently ranked 3rd in the micro rumble.

Strategy

How does it move?
It is a MultiMode robot using Splinter-style Stop And Go movement and RandomMovement similar to Vyper's.
How does it fire?
A simplified version of Vyper's GuessFactor Targeting.
How does it dodge bullets?
It dodges simple targeters with its Stop And Go movement and others with luck.
How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?
There isn't a melee strategy.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
Movement mode and targeting data between rounds, nothing between matches.

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
Thorn is a bigger version of Splinter.
Can I use your code?
Sure, it's released under the terms of the RWPCL.
What's next for your robot?
Reclaiming the number one micro spot.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
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