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Yersinia Pestis
Yersinia Pestis.jpeg
Author(s) Zyx
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting DC-GF Targeting
Movement DC-Wave Surfing
Released 2009
Best Rating #1 PL, #9 APS
Current Version 3.0
Code License Attribution
Version History - Credits

Background Information

Bot Name
What's special about it?
I try to see as little as I can from other people's code, but I think:
  • The flattener is probably very different. Instead of a discrete on/off state, it has a continuous value of how much to flatten.
Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?
All versions can be downloaded from /VersionHistory.
How competitive is it?
The very best version placed #9 in the General Rumble and #1 in PL (version: 1.3.7, date: 04/03/09).


How does it move?
Dynamic Clustering based Wave Surfing, it uses different weights and tries to see which one is better to get the cluster.
How does it fire?
How does it dodge bullets?
Wave Surfing
How does the melee strategy differ from One-on-one strategy?
Uses Minimum Risk Movement, and calculates hot, linear and circular targeting angles and use them as described below while on melee.
How does it select a target to attack/avoid in melee?
Uses the strategy described in Shadow/Melee Gun.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
All bullet synchronized snapshots are recorded across the battle in the DC trees.

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
YersiniaPestis is the bacterium most likely to have caused the Black Death. Since this bot started as a Melee bot, I was looking for something that expressed "kill many".
Can I use your code?
I'd prefer the code is used for learning and getting ideas instead of just extracting whole pieces, but is free to use in anyway, just give appropriate credits.
What's next for your robot?
  • Fix bugs.
  • Improve the execution speed.
  • Melee strategy.
  • Surf a second wave.
Does it have any White Whales?
It is able to beat all current bots, but to beat top bots such as DrussGT, WeeklongObsession, Shadow, and Dookious, luck is definitely necessary.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
DrussGT made me use Simonton's tree, some of the parameters when creating the trees or clusters are from him.
Other than that is mostly based on ideas written all around the wiki.