User talk:Enamel 32

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The joys of daydreaming216:00, 18 April 2024
Border Sentry?304:39, 20 December 2018

The joys of daydreaming

I'm also guilty of spending lots of time daydreaming about robocode but never releasing a bot. Have you spent much time thinking about mini, micro or nano bots? I found the lack of space to over engineer frameworks really helped push me from daydreaming to releasing my first bot.

D414 (talk)11:46, 10 April 2024

I should do something smaller first, but a lot of my ideas are probably larger than a minibot could handle. Admittedly it's probably a good way to test some of the weirder concepts out, though!

Enamel 32 (talk)19:31, 14 April 2024

Find an open source bot that you could stuff one of your weirder concepts into and see what happens. That's how I ended up with Quantum. What sort of weird concepts have you been dreaming up?

D414 (talk)16:00, 18 April 2024

Border Sentry?

What's the deal with BorderSentry bots? There's a lot to like with the offering: a massive energy bonus, and starting against the walls rather than in the middle of the battlefield. Sure there are also significant downsides, but still, I'm surprised to see zero instances of it out in the wild. Is it not allowed to participate in the rumble?

Enamel 32 (talk)05:49, 13 December 2018

The rumble rules were made long before BorderSentry bots.

I guess BorderSentry bots were introduced in a melee competition to nerf Corners-like and Walls-like strategies.

MN (talk)01:32, 14 December 2018

They were designed to act like house robots in robot wars. I am not sure if they generate a score. They were designed more to be challenges than challengers.

Chase21:00, 19 December 2018

The API docs point out they can't generate score. They can't damage bots outside of their border area, either. However I have a feeling their bullets can still intercept other bullets whether or not they would have dealt damage, and in the 1-on-1 rumble bullet shielding is still pretty effective even without directly dealing damage. So hypothetically, a team comprised of mostly (but not entirely) bullet shielding border sentries has some potential.

Enamel 32 (talk)04:39, 20 December 2018