The results of the October 2003 JROBOTS Challenge are published on the Challanges Page. A few comments follow.
This month a first prize was going to be awarded to the new winner of the Single Mode. Freshly printed new 5 and 10 dollars CND banknotes were the prize (CND=Canadian Dollar). Unfortunately no new players placed their jrobots at the first position of the Cadets' League: the winner was the old DeadDuck. I think that the owner of the prizes wants to reassign them again to new Single winners, but I'll wait for a confirm on the mailing list.
In the meantime, there is a new challenge for new players: the new winner of the Double Mode will earn a freshly printed 20 CND banknote. This month won my old Dragon, but I hope that a new player is going to win the next month tournament.
Remember that during the December Challenge the new winner of the Team Mode will earn freshly printed new 10 and 20 CND banknotes!
The Cadets' tournament demonstates that a bunch of jrobots are too strong for the Cadets' League, but past tournaments showed that they are too weak for the Veterans' League. The jrobots promoted are: DeadDuck, bohan, Dragon, Ciaky, Phalanx, Platoon, Shark, Touche and DirtyCoward. I expect that most of them (especially mine) will be back at the end of the month.
Then the confirmed jrobots are: Ajax, RoboTard, Leech and Cruel. I hope that their authors can improve them to try a future promotion.
Finally, the removed jrobots are: FoxFire, Awoe, Looser and Raven. Their percentages were to low to make them survive.
On the Veterans' side there are two great confirms: DOOM and Starkle. Now they are real veterans and I think they are going to stay there for a long time. A great news is that the author of Starkle wants to share the source of his creature with other people. I don't think it's a good idea during tournaments with prizes for newcomers: I forsee a lot of Starkle clones in the Cadets' arena, but we can discuss the topic on the mailing list. Anyway, thank you "hats" for your jrobot!
The other confirmed jrobots are, as usual: IonStorm (triple victory again), Tango, Headhunter, KillerBees and Mouth. The degraded jrobots are: Vampire, MarukoV4 and Jimbo. The latter are again too weak for the Veterans' Leangue, but too strong for the Cadets' one. It seems that there is the need for an intermediate league ;-)
Now you can upload your jrobots to win the November 2003 JROBOTS Challenge (November 5th-26th 2003) aka Double Duet!
Remember that the new winner of the Double Mode will receive one freshly printed new 20 CND banknote. Read past news for more details.