Another bug fix, another 15 places gained ...
In any case, HOT is 100% predictable and so is your own movement, so you should never get hit by HOT, really. I think it's fair to call it a bug if you do. Fixing those bugs should improve your score vs everyone else too.
And yes, those bullets count - keep dodging until the end!
I just did a bug fix and improvement on my bot and I can actually get it to 100% APS vs Hawk On Fire but it degrades my performance against other firing types of course! I think I can probably improve my score vs HoF and other bots with some tweaks to my adaptive movement basically. If its not adaptive then I get 100% vs HoF and if it is adaptive I get 98-100% vs HoF - slightly better than it used to be. The adaptive part uses the same DC code as my gun so I really think improving my gun will improve my bot's score all around now!