June 29th 2002
IonStorm repeated the exploit of the last contest: it won the three categories of the June 2002 Jrobots Challenge and it is going to kill Jrobots, too ;-)
It collected its second month of supremacy and needs "only" other six tournaments to reach the consecutive triple-victories of KillerBees.
Even the symbolic prize wasn't enough this month to stimulate some player to develop a robot better than IonStorm and I think that the three EURO backnotes will be sent to the author of IonStorm if nothing unexpected happens before september.
So IonStorm confirmed itself the absolute winner of the tournament, while Mouth, KillerBees and OneEyedWillyII repeated the placings of the last tournament. Unfortunately the old good Germ-series lost one of its pieces and GermPlus was removed from the arena since its percentages were below the requested values. Germ survived the contest thanks to its fouth place in team category: the arena needs at least four robots to work properly, because the matches in team mode need four robots, so why not award the fourth classified?
From the novices side, fight, HBanger and KamikazeJack were not able to reach the requested winning percentages. I hope that their authors are not frustrated by such a result, but I know that it's very difficult even for an experienced Jrobots player to write a robot that can reach at least the requested percentage in one category and that's why there are no robots of mine in the arena for the first time from year 2K :(
Now only FIVE robots are still in the arena and I think that, if nothing extraordinary happens, those robots are going to fight one against the other for a long time.
To see the final results of the June 2002 Jrobots Challenge read the Jrobots Challenges page.
Now you can upload your robots to win the July 2002 Jrobots Challenge (July 6th-27th 2002) aka IonStorm Forever. Remember that nobody won the 35 euro prize yet ;-)
June 1st 2002
- The June 2002 Jrobots Challenge starts now.
Remember that you can send your robots even in the course of the challenge, so you're never too late. The latest robots are stored in the file jjrobots_challengers.zip. You can download it to test off-line the behaviour of your robot against the other challengers. To read the results in real-time simply visit the Battle Applet page.
- Remember also that the prizes assigned to the robots that will beat IonStorm are three euro banknotes for a total amount of 35 euro. Good luck!