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by Shmalzbrot
05 Feb 2017, 00:49
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your thoughts on the tutorials?
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: Your thoughts on the tutorials?

I did the tutorials in 7.6 (i think) and found them useful for the basic controls.
Everything related to AI structure I learned from the missions.

As the game controls are pretty intuitive, it would be nice to be able to skip the tutorial if you want to.
by Shmalzbrot
05 Feb 2017, 00:32
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Grand master league?
Replies: 40
Views: 3270

Re: Grand master league?

As a low XP guy, I also like the new league. Before it, I would almost always get games against either too strong or too weak players, probably because the upper 10% were so much more active than players approximately my level. With the new league, fighting against comparable elo players allowed me ...
by Shmalzbrot
25 Jan 2017, 23:07
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TeamTags & other
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: TeamTags & other

pier4r wrote:Yup even my post disappeared.

Looks like it reappeared over in the grand master thread. :shock:
Anyways, time for me to go to bed and/or write a shotgun AI with more than 2 nodes.
by Shmalzbrot
25 Jan 2017, 23:01
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LAAAAG!
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: LAAAAG!

pier4r wrote:But if you do not watch replays how do you evolve your programs?
Maybe he does not want to evolve, but just grind for the hidden 5M XP level? 8-)
by Shmalzbrot
25 Jan 2017, 22:47
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TeamTags & other
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: TeamTags & other

Strange, looks like my post disappeared. New try:

Thanks Botique for the hints! Do you check whether your target is actually attacking your shotgun (if yes: how? ) or do you just detect that *someone* is attacking you (loss of health/shield)?
by Shmalzbrot
25 Jan 2017, 22:38
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Grand master league?
Replies: 40
Views: 3270

Re: Grand master league?

Definitely yes! :) AI strength difference is pretty big between 1300 and 1900, so if there are enough players for an additional league: why not? Also, this gives me a new goal to reach: grand master league ;) ;) @pier4r: With cross-league matchmaking enabled, 1900elo-players will still match 1300elo...
by Shmalzbrot
24 Jan 2017, 22:41
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TeamTags & other
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: TeamTags & other

Yup, thats what I tried some days ago, and all I found was players that either stopped playing after XP were introduced, or started losing most of the time after XP were introduced. Will have to keep searching then, I guess.
by Shmalzbrot
24 Jan 2017, 22:28
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TeamTags & other
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: TeamTags & other

TCT, that now has ~1900 points, reached 1600 without sniper. Can you post some replay IDs where he defeated reasonably good sniper players without using a sniper? The oldest I can find are already with snipers on both teams. I am currently in a comparable situation - came into league 6 without MG, ...
by Shmalzbrot
22 Jan 2017, 22:00
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Matchmaking fix (alpha 7.8)
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Matchmaking fix (alpha 7.8)

I agree that reducing matches with very high elo differences is desirable. However, I think they should not be completely forbidden. Also, right now there are simply not enough players to guarantee good matchmaking - especially in the 1800 elo range you are talking about. :-p I also think there is p...
by Shmalzbrot
22 Jan 2017, 08:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: XP system
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: XP system

I think that once the initial upset from the new league and unlock levels settles down, I think that league and levels will start to align. For existing players yes, for new players no. Basically the current XP system punishes new players that build strong AIs from the start (like me - 14 wins 1 lo...
by Shmalzbrot
20 Jan 2017, 23:25
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: XP system
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

XP system

Don't want to spam the manual/faq threads, so I hope this is the correct place for this: After making it to master league as only level 3, i have to emphasize that the XP system in its current state is pretty frustrating and demoralizing. I don't mind losing to high elo players - gives me opportunit...
by Shmalzbrot
20 Jan 2017, 08:24
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Maps of increasing strategical depth
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Maps of increasing strategical depth

You could improve the meta-game (progression in the game) by unlocking maps by league or XP.
Lower league = simpler maps that require less complex strategies, higher leagues = more complex maps, e.g. a map with reinforcements placed somewhere behind the fighting line.
by Shmalzbrot
20 Jan 2017, 08:11
Forum: Manual
Topic: Leagues
Replies: 51
Views: 12612

Re: Leagues

Demotion score for master league is 1200, not 1400.

Also, now that league promotions do not unlock anything, why not add more leagues on top?

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