Simple robot - looking for improvements
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A few things I suggest changing:
- Make the forward and back based on a single variable, which you change the value of once every so often (say once every 20 ticks). You can then also change direction for things like hitting a wall, which will help you keep moving.
- Try using a lower bullet power if they are far away. Also, if they are really close, you can fire even if they aren't moving because they won't move enough in time.
- Try using a proper radar lock instead of just spinning - check out One_on_One_Radar#The_Infinity_Lock.
- I don't see anything which is actually turning the gun towards the enemy. Take a look at Linear_Targeting#Example_of_Noniterative_Linear_Targeting for some code which should give you a major edge against any of the sample bots.
It's a pity you don't have a few weeks to work on this, because then you could set your sights above just beating the sample bots =)