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how to play games more often?

Postby dull101 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:27 am

I find some people's bots are playing games much more often than mine. how can i do that?
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Re: how to play games more often?

Postby mac » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:05 am

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Re: how to play games more often?

Postby Scryer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:06 pm

If I understand TrueSkill right, it tries to match you with people likely to draw with you when it's your turn for rotation, as well as people to bracket your score. Turning that around, if someone with a high sigma is up on their rotation, they have a wide variety of players to choose from.

I think the upshot of this, depending on the variables and cutoffs and so on, is that if someone has a high skill estimate and a low sigma, there aren't as many different players who would be matched with them on their rotation compared with someone who can be fairly matched with starter failbots that have played their 10 games and deactivated. This suggests to me that bots with a high skill estimate are going to be selected significantly more often as a "draw-like" opponent for another high skill bot that's up for its own rotation.

One could test this hypothesis empirically by comparing game rates for the players at the top of pages 1, 10, 30 and 60, for example. I'm not interested enough to do it. :)

So my guess is that the direct answer to your question is "make your bot stronger."
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