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What's special about it?

Not too much. It's the first bot of my 'Surreptitious' series, a series of melee bots that will never use anything but HeadOnTargeting.

Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?

Sure. See RoboRumble/MeleeParticipants

How competitive is it?

Not too bad it appears.

How does it move?

My own take on MinimumRiskMovement.

How does it fire?

Just HeadOnTargeting with the bullet power selection from MRMovementChallenge.

How does it dodge bullets?

It doesn't consciously, it just never stays still. :-)

How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?

Ehh? It doesn't differ.

How does it select a target to attack/avoid in melee?

Just the usual 'closest target' thing.

What does it save between rounds and matches?


Where did you get the name?

        1. stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert (especially movements)

Can I use your code?

Sure, under the RWPCL, but please don't make something that's just a clone...

What's next for your robot?

Well, I do have a new release that's much better and isn't public yet, but releasing that will wait till the melee rumble is working again. After that? Code cleanup, and then maybe MegaSurreptitious? or MicroSurreptitious?.

Does it have any WhiteWhales?

Huh? I don't think WhiteWhale applies to melee really.

What other robot(s) is it based on?

Uses some utility classes of mine that I'm addicted to and the two lines of aim/bulletpower code from MRMovementChallenge. Some conceptual inspiration from MeleeStrategy/UnderstandingHawkOnFire.

Comments, questions, feedback:

Hmm, I think this may be my best named bot. I think the word "surreptitious" really does capture what I think is the most important part of melee: Not being fired at. :-) -- Rednaxela

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