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Fantastic challenge, thanks for all the work that went into making it. It may help if at the end to state that the block description is letter-flip-rotate-center where center means the block number that will be placed at the xy. I found it confusing to see the placement be described as letter-flip-rotate and then see examples of an additional digit. Yes I know the write up explains the additional digit, but the earlier writeup clearly says that it is only letter-flip-rotate, so it threw me off. I look forward to competing, thanks for making this game!
Referee doesn’t seem to currently enforce the 3 player opening move rule.
I think the 3rd shape in the image example “Or Flipped 1 time and rotated 1 to 3 times” is not correct. Top 1 and bottom 3 needs to be swapped. In the example the action Q01 is the same as Q12, but should not. Got me confused for a moment.
I agree, looks wrong to me.
Super fun gotcha: game ends if player with lower score has to skip turn, but NOT if player with higher score has to skip. I suppose this makes sense, but since the game end conditions are not described, I had assumed this wrong based on seeing the game end upon skipping.
I think this is agains the rules: https://www.codingame.com/replay/516307590
For a 3 players game, to deal with the advantage of the proximity of an open zone, players 0 and 1 have to play shape A, B, C or D at the first round.
Is it useful to calculate yourself legal moves on board ?
so the input game for turn become useless I believe.
what do you suggest for league 2?
I forgot a check in the referee, now it’s fixed.
@MuddySneakers your Rust bot is crashing, making Wood 1 far less fun, as a lot of Draws occur on remaining players.
@trictrac any ideas on how to make it more of a challenge with crashing players? Give players more blocks?
Huh. Wonder when it started crashing. I’ll try to take a look soon.
Fixed. Looks like the version of one of the rust libraries may have changed out from under my bot.