August 28th 2004
The August 2004 JROBOTS Challenge ends now. The official results and the comments related to the contest will be published on wednesday, September 1th. The results are already available on-line to the Alan Lund's "Watch" utility: Prepend an "old" string to the names of the default files (robots.txt and combats.txt become oldRobots.txt and oldCombats.txt, while robotsCadets.txt and combatsCadets.txt become oldRobotsCadets.txt and oldCombatsCadets.txt)
Now you can prepare your jrobots to win the September 2004 JROBOTS Challenge (September 4th-25th 2004) aka The Cadets Bounce!
August 7th 2004
The August 2004 JROBOTS Challenge (August 7th-28th 2004) starts now.
Remember that you can send your robots even during the challenge, so you're never too late. To read the results in real-time simply visit the Veterans' Battle Applet page or the Cadets' Battle Applet page. Good luck!
August 3rd 2004
Even this month the number of matches played was very low, especially in the Cadets' League. There is not much to say because all the strongest jrobots in the Veterans' League confirmed themselves as real veterans, while the large number of cadets promoted at the end of the past challenge was degraded again. To compensate this cadets' retreat, exactly the same number of cadets achieved the percentages required to be promoted, so we assist to an exchange between veterans and cadets that leaves the number of veterans unchanged.
To summarize, survived among the veterans: Tango, IonStorm, Starkle, Stately, Headhunter, Bohan, DOOM, KillerBees, Mouth, FlameBall, CounterStrike, GulleFjun and Janeway. The only thing worth noting is that IonStorm stopped the sequence of triple-victories of Tango, but it is only a result caused by the low number of matches, in fact there were no updates in their code.
The degraded jrobots are: Cruel, Touche, MasterKormaz2, Leech, CounterStrike2, Phalanx, Stinger, Platoon, Shark, OneEyeW, NumeroOtto, Dragon, Ciaky and DeadDuck.
Finally, were promoted among the cadets: Ajax, DirtyCoward, Berserk, Vampire, Joobot4000, Jimbo, Kraft, Edge, MarukoV4, Bosozoku, ELECTRON, Shrike, Bizarro, Snutteplutt.
Dipsi couldn't survive for its very low percentages, while Morpheus, ThisIsMe and Slayer remain cadets.
Let's see if the brand-new cadets ELECTRON, Shrike and Bizarro will perform well among the very competitive veterans.
Now you can upload your jrobots to win the August 2004 JROBOTS Challenge (August 7th-28th 2004) aka The Cadets Retreat!