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Postby jcothran » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:11 pm

Anyone created a mirror bot to see how it does in the rankings? Since the maps are perfectly symmetrical, just mirror everything your opponent does - shouldn't that always get you a draw?
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Re: mirror bot

Postby lavalamp » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:15 pm

You'll be a turn behind.

Someone has done it: http://bitbucket.org/zannick/planet-wars
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Re: mirror bot

Postby dimkadimon » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:16 am

I've done it just for fun. The problem is that you are always one turn behind. Even if you send some extra ships to take into account the one-turn difference you are not guaranteed to do well. On the other hand this can be combined with a real bot. So you can mirror opponent as long as you can and then use your own strategy when you can no longer mirror. This should eliminate any advantage that your opponent may have during the expansion stage.
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