I just had some questions about the next contest format:
“The Sprint starts on Wednesday the 25th of July at 12 PM EST for 4 hours. The Marathon starts next Friday (27th of July) at 12 PM EST for 4 weeks. Between the two parts, the game is closed.”
The way I understand it, the contest starts wednesday, then is “closed”, then resumes fridays for 4 weeks. I was mostly wondering what would be the state of the contest while “closed”. I guess we cant submit, but I was wondering if we would have access to:
- The IDE
- the rules
- the referee
- previously created replays
- last battles
Also, what about the leagues ? Will we know all the rules once the contest is closed ? It’s kind of annoying to think about your algo and have 1 rule destroy all your assumptions, would be nice to know all the rules.
Some additional questions. How is the leaderboard handled? Are there 2 leaderboards, one for sprint and one for marathon? Is there a leaderboard for overall (spring + marathon)? Similar questions for codinpoints.
Will there be wood leagues with incremental changes to the rules during the sprint?
If so, could we have access to the Referee in the first wood league?
Now we have some parallel discussion to the discord going on.
Illedan - Today at 2:36 PM
They could also make a contribution game with bronze rules, to have a simple arena…
[CG]Thibaud - Today at 2:38 PM
Hum maybe I’m lacking the context, I don’t get what Illedan means by that.
He means create a separate custom multi game with bronze rules until marathon opens
As we already discussed on the discord, the issue with a 4 hours sprint with wood league is that wood boss can take 2 hours to finish their own ranking … I really hope that CodinGame will adress this issue before tomorrow or else the 4 hours sprint will be 2 hours of staying idle in front of our code waiting for the next league.
Skip the wood leagues maybe ?
2h was far away of the reality 2h50 for submit idle time.
More questions: does the sprint contest unlock achievements like “Hundreds are behind me” or “first in a language” ?
It was the first time I was in top 100
The Sprint should unlock achievements