My coworker and I have noticed that even at rank 300, the player AIs don’t even know how to go around walls. And the players at the bottom are much worse than that. Some will crash on their first move. So it seems that the leaderboard is full of AIs which really aren’t doing anything. Personally I would like to know how I rank against AIs which are actually doing something, and this also makes matchmaking much slower because a lot of time is wasted playing against AIs which aren’t really ready to fight in the arena.
Has there been any consideration that players must meet a minimum requirement before submitting code to the arena? For example, being able to play 10 games against default AI without crashing. Or having some preset matches that prove the AI is at least rudimentary enough to play a game.
Of course this isn’t something that could be done for the Great Escape, but something to consider for the next battle.