December 27th 2004
Finally we've got a regular tournament without the corruption of results files. Thank you Caos for fixing the server side scripts!
So the last challenge was executed regularly for 3 weeks and the results are in some cases surprising. KillerBees, now back among the veterans, moved a little the percentages and unfortunately RoboOlm and Teddybear suffered its return. Teddybear was recently updated but that was not enough to avoid the demotion. In change we get the promotion of a new jrobot called DarkSoldier. Let's see if its permanence among the veterans will be more durable.
The usual veterans confirmed their strongness: Tango, Starkle, IonStorm, Headhunter, DOOM, Stately, Bohan, KillerBees, Mouth, GulleFjun, FlameBall and, more surprising, Kraft.
All the other 13 jrobots were demoted: RoboOlm, Bizarro, Shrike, CounterStrike, Janeway, Bosozoku, Teddybear, Berserk, Jimbo, NumeroOtto, Ajax, Leech and Morpheus.
To substitute the 13 jrobots demoted, other 13 cadets are promoted instead, so the arena performs a real changing of the guard. They are: Touche, DirtyCoward, Shark, Stinger, Phalanx, Vampire, Ciaky, ELECTRON, MarukoV4, Snutteplutt, Dragon, DeadDuck and the new DarkSoldier.
Confirm themselves as cadets Edge, OneEyeW, MasterKormaz2, Cruel, Joobot4000, Platoon and CounterStrike2.
Remember that a survey is in course: "Which should be the new class file limit?"
I add also a new survey right now: "Have you any suggestion to make bouncing of jrobots among cadets and veterans less frequent?"
Thank you for any suggestion that you would send.
Now you can upload your jrobots to win the January 2005 JROBOTS Challenge (January 8th-29th 2005) aka The Changing of the Guard!
Happy New Year to all the players!
December 25th 2004
The December Challenge ends now. The official results will be available within a few days.
Merry Christmas to all the players!
December 4th 2004
Again this tournament suffered of server side file corruption. Thanks to Caos that found a solution, the new scripts should be safe now. Please, notify any malfunction in future tournaments as soon as you discover them. The "Watch.exe" utility should work as usual after the last fixes of the scripts.
During the last tournament a real event happened: KillerBees was demoted to cadet! A real event since KillerBees was the most successful jrobots of the old guard, those strong jrobots before the IonStorm era. Of course, now it's back among the veterans.
No other event is worth considering except the confirm of Teddybear and RoboOlm among the veterans. Let's see if the return of good jrobots like KillerBees and Bizarro will change things a bit.
So among the veterans confirmed their strongness: Tango, Starkle, IonStorm, Headhunter, DOOM, Stately, Mouth, Bohan, RoboOlm, Janeway, CounterStrike, FlameBall, Shrike, GulleFjun, Berserk and Teddybear... wonderful 16 jrobots.
These ones were demoted to cadets instead: DeadDuck, Snutteplutt, ELECTRON, Dragon, DirtyCoward, MarukoV4, Vampire, Ciaky, Shark, Phalanx, Touche, Stinger and Platoon... not a so wondeful 13.
Among the cadets, these were promoted: KillerBees, Bizarro, Bosozoku, Jimbo, NumeroOtto, Kraft, Morpheus, Ajax and Leech.
Finally, MasterKormaz2, OneEyeW, CounterStrike2, Joobot4000, Cruel and Edge confirmed to be only cadets.
Now you can upload your jrobots to win the December 2004 JROBOTS Challenge (December 4th-25th 2004) aka JROBOTS Reloaded!