I was lucky on next 10 games as well with results 21:6 498, 21:6 538, 21:6 595, 20:8 632, 21:6 649, 21:6 482, 21:6 577, 20:5 495, 21:6 459, 22:4 489. Than I start losing ... may be it was due to working on the comp and taking it some thinking time? ...
10:19 800, 8:20 523, than win 23:2 259 and finally 11:14 592 (31/154 xiathis timeout).
I suppose I would lose on single hill maps as well as small number of hill maps.
Yes, as expected, my bot had no chance on almost all other maps as xiathis has full controll around his gardens so symmetry helps only on neutral areas and small amount of hills means the neutral areas will be occupied quicker than symmetry eating could give sufficient advantage.
P.S.: Replaying the lost games (on 2_40 map) I cannot notice timeissues but xiathis was able to start gardening in these games. But it could be that the time issues were there ... symmetry food gathering is much more affected by time issues as it requires bfs's for longer distances usually I start overnumbering xiathis around turn 70 but in these two games xiathis kept par with me till he started gardening and the game was its.
... on the other side symmetry is much more helpfull when having bigger orbits ... meaning playing with more opponents ...
Statistics: Posted by Hippo — Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:59 pm