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Suggestion for the matching algorithm

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Suggestion for the matching algorithm

Postby praptak » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:18 am

Could you please tune the matching algorithm to select opponents that are a bit closer in ranks? Top bots should play each other more.
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Re: Suggestion for the matching algorithm

Postby amstan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:52 pm

The bots always try to play similar ranked enemies. The problem is that other bots need the time to play too.
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Re: Suggestion for the matching algorithm

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Re: Suggestion for the matching algorithm

Postby amstan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:26 pm

All the bots have the play pretty much.
The top bots when they're resubmitted start with 0 games, that puts them in the last rank, so they play their games up until they get near the top. By the time they get there they'll play a lot of games, giving them lower priority for playing future games. This allows other bots who have few games to play.
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Re: Suggestion for the matching algorithm

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Re: Suggestion for the matching algorithm

Postby dutchflyboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:35 pm

Well, that would be a problem with the current scoring algorithm. If you play against more people of the same strength, there would be more draws, lowering your score. New bots would have an advantage, as they start playing against the weaker bots -> go up very fast.
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