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I won the game but crashed and it's a draw?

Postby jgonera » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:53 pm

I don't know how the result has been determined in this game:
http://ai-contest.com/visualizer.php?game_id=9506011

Not that it's very important for my rank anyway ;) but shouldn't I lose if my bot crashed?
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Re: I won the game but crashed and it's a draw?

Postby Janzert » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:44 pm

Heh, this is an interesting case and certainly one I hadn't seen before. Here is what happens.

When a player crashes they are removed from the game and all fleets and planets are set back to neutral, in this case that is jgonera. Since there is then only 1 player remaining the game then ends. At the end of the game the player with the most ships is declared the winner and if no one player player has more ships it is a draw. Here since skeg99 has only the zero growth planet with zero ships on it he also has no ships left. The game is therefore declared a draw.

Had this been noticed earlier in the contest I think the argument could be made that this should be changed but at this stage of the contest it will just be left as an interesting edge case oddity.

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Re: I won the game but crashed and it's a draw?

Postby jgonera » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:52 pm

I see, funny case ;) Thanks for the explanation.
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