Hi mate. Welcome to the Robocode community. Nice bots you got there - so far. I guess it would be exciting to see some melee bots from you to.
PS: I like your grammar reviews for the wiki pages very much and i hope you keep this up. Obviously i'm not a native english speaker and i hope to learn a little from it.
I'm pretty sure you can come up with something exciting for the melee rumble. And definitive a thumbs up for the grammar checks. I'm certainly not annoyed by it, not at all.
As you wish,
I think you mean 'And a definitive thumbs up'.
If you would like, I could look over your bot pages and correct anything I see.
Actually, I have a nano melee bot ready. The code isn't commented and I haven't decided on a name yet, but if you want, I could release it as 'TestMelee'. It isn't anything revolutionary, just Infinity with a few tweaks.
Looking over my pages would be great. I was not sure if it would be appropriate to ask you.
Sure, bring it on! It might take a while to get a stable result, because the melee rumble is not very well fitted to get a fast result for nano/micro bots. But i can reactivate my contribution system and we will see how it works.
I just released it, we'll see how terrible it is. :) Any name suggestions?
How about Fencer, or Crazy88 if it behaves like a certain yellow-dressed woman (although I don't think a Katana is an approved weapon in fencing)
I'm saving Fencer as a name for my one on one mega. Any good dutch names for weapons and/or warriors?
There are specific techniques you could use as a name.. though not dutch.
riposte, passé, flèche, reprise, raddoppio
Wow, thanks for looking over my pages. They look far better now, and hopefully I can give up some of the bad habits for the future. Generally I'm quite resistant to language related issues, so it might take a while :).
Looks like your TestMelee is doing quite well, but i guess for a final statement he needs at least 10k battles. As for an appropriate name, I have no idea. Maybe you just sift your general interests. Most bot authors can be recognized on the naming pattern they use and this has a nice personal touch in my opinion.
No problem, I'm glad you like them. I did notice you have some trouble with placings, this might help. Also, you use "its" when you mean "it's" and vice versa(This is a very common mistake, many people who speak English as their first language get this wrong every day.).
Actually, I consider TestMelee to be a failure. I like to judge bots based on their position relative to the robot(s) on which they were based(For example, Moebius is a good bot because it's .5 APS above its main inspiration.).
I think melee coding might be easier in the micro/mini classes. I'll start working on that as soon as I take the mini 1v1 throne(It'll probably take a few weeks(months).).
How about "SnowDog"?
It would make a nice line of Melee bots, and the colors could be white-white-black.
My team could be "DisciplesOfTheSnowDog", and my twin duel team would then have to be "ByTorAndTheSnowDog"(after the events of The Necromancer, of course).
By the way, Happy New Year!
Am I really the only Rush fan here?
Any respectable geek community of this size should have at least three or four. :)
Heck no! I love Rush. And I know Darkcanuck (though absent lately) is at least somewhat of a fan. Big thumbs up from me for the SnowDog naming scheme. :-)
Great! I'll start working on that as soon as I fix ÉpéeistMicro.
Speaking of Darkcanuck, does he still manage the rumble server? Both Tkiesel and I requested USA flags, but we haven't gotten them yet.
I'm not sure what's up with Darkcanuck. We haven't heard from him in a while on the wiki, and I even emailed him a few months ago and never got a response. Apparently someone's still paying for darkcanuck.net, since we still have a rumble server. But it is at the point I'd consider moving to a new rumble server just to be safe.
I emailed about getting a key for the query API awhile back and haven't heard anything. But hard to know if it's even the right email address. At one time I think I offered to help support any ongoing maintenance costs. That offer still stands for whoever hosts in the future, be it Darkcanuck or someone else.
Really? Maintenance costs are what were preventing me from trying to raise another server. Free clouds severely limit resources, and I was thinking in implementing a Ranked Pairs ranking system, which consumes a lot of main memory to calculate in a reasonable time.
Current APS, PL and ELO systems can be implemented with fewer resources in free clouds, but I wasn´t willing to go all the way only to repeat what is already being done in Darkcanuck´s and Skilgannon´s servers.
I'm also willing to pitch in (or purchase) if we need a new RoboRumble server (or App Engine account or whatever).
Welcome from me too! I've also been impressed by your recent onslaught of powerful little bots. :-) Keep it up!