It's my first competitive MicroBot.
Thorn is #1 in its division, and very close to being the first entrant in The2000Club/Micro!
It only dodges simple targeters.
There isn't a melee strategy.
Movement mode and the targeting data between rounds, nothing between matches.
Sure, it's released under the terms of the RWPCL.
Hopefully Thorn will be the first micro bot in The2000Club,
but that's still a long way off. Now its only a few points away!
Hey, you did it! =) Top spot with a first version is way cool, great job. -- Voidious
Thanks! It's amazing how easy it was when I had two top-level bots to work off. -- Kev
Not sure how much of a fluke this was, but...
Fighting battle 6 ... kc.micro.Thorn 1.2,pe.SandboxDT 3.02 RESULT = pe.SandboxDT 3.02 wins 2769 to 2763That is just incredible for a MicroBot! Keep it up, man...
Unfortunately, it still lost quite a few points in the rumble. I'm suprised because 1.2's scores were way better than before in the movement challenge tests I was doing. I'll submit an expanded version of it's FlatMovement to the TargetingChallenge2K7 since I think it is one of the hardest non-surfing bots to hit. -- Kev
Nevertheless, I'd say DT sacrifices some rating for PL prowess itself, and even the top MegaBots have a hard enough time with it. If that MC score vs Dookious is consistent (from TargetingChallenge2K7/Results), I'd definitely call this the hardest to hit non-surfing movement out there right now. -- Voidious
ThornHT? is not using the exact movement code from Thorn; the distancing and wall avoidance are a tweaked a bit and the "random factor" is calculated a little more accurately. Nevertheless, Thorn 1.2TC was getting movement scores several points higher than 1.1. Too bad it didn't translate to the rumble. I also have a hunch that Raiko might have better random movement than Thorn, but I'm not sure about it. -- Kev
Oh you didn't. Don't make me come back there. -- Simonton
That would be awesome, but it looks like it might fall about 10 points short. Still, given the rating distribution and other factors in the MicroRumble?, I think its current rating is more impressive than 2000 in General, anyway... Great job, Kev. -- Voidious
Truly, this is a VERY nice improvement. -- Simonton
Yay! Thorn's only ~10 points off of 2000 in the micro rumble, and has probably snagged the number 1 PL spot too! But I think those last points might be hard to get. And congratulations to you GrubbmGait by the way, for your rapid ascent in the micro rumble. -- Kev
Hey Kev, you don't think that the reduced rankings could be due to the fact that the entire rumble has changed since 1.142 was released? Maybe you should re-release 1.142 as 1.145, just to check where you actually stand today. - Skilgannon <who is proud of his current number 1>
I'm not sure what you mean when you say "the entire rumble has changed since 1.142 was released," but I doubt its rating would change significantly from a re-release. And congrats on your number one spot by the way... it looks like I've been dethroned from #1 in micro as well as nano :P. -- Kev
Well, Simonton dropped by about 10 points when he re-released WeeklongObsession. I'm just going on what he said. And it just goes to show, in Micro/Nano?, PatternMatching is the best option =). -- Skilgannon