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Challenging discussion

Random stuff about the contest, posts that don't fit in the other forums.

Do you like current challenging system?

yes
7
39%
no
11
61%
 
Total votes : 18

Re: Challenging discussion

Postby codeRage » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:22 pm

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Re: Challenging discussion

Postby voidptr » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:06 am

I think a lot of these problems would be alleviated if the server simply remembered a "historical ranking" for each username. Right now, when you upload a new version of your bot, your old bot's games become inaccessible and your win/loss ratio is reset to 0/0. This means (or at least appears to mean) that the easiest way to get your bot into the top 100 is to twiddle your thumbs for a week, since after a while you'll surpass all the players who are constantly improving their bots and constantly being reset to 0/0.

(I'm basing the above assumptions on my own experience: When I stopped uploading for a few days, my ranking shot from 700-something to 100-something. When I uploaded a new bot, my ranking plummeted, and then after a while it started to climb again.)

The rankings should have two different Elo ratings: one "historical" rating that includes all games played by this username, and one "current" rating that includes only those games which were played since the last upload. The competitors to watch out for would then be the ones with the high "historical" ratings, regardless of how recently they'd submitted the latest iteration of their bot.
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Re: Challenging discussion

Postby rstrom » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:08 pm

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