At 10/25/12 05:03 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 10/24/12 07:48 PM, egg82 wrote:
i'm getting so distracted with Dragon Age:Origins - at this point i'm just trying to finish the game quickly so I don't keep thinking about it while programming.i've decided to drop out of the ASWars. It's fun and all, but I don't have the math skills required to create the bot that I want in the time allocated. I may continue to work on it outside of ASWars if I have time.
I disagree. Regardless of whether you continue working on your bot or not in your free time, you DO need to submit something in on monday. There's already low participation as it is, I don't need to remind you of the current state of the NG BBS flash community. You don't have to win. You don't have to make the best bot. You're not the favorite to win the tournament. You may win. But you might also lose. Enter the AS wars for the purpose of each year's AS wars: interact with your community, have fun, and most importantly: participate in a unique event of seeing a creation of yours try to obliterate your friends' creations with lasers and mines - an event that you might not have the chance to participate in many times in your life.
No one here is spending day and night making their bots. As much as some of us might be competitive in nature and may want to win this thing, no one's gonna make a perfect bot. The end result will be a bunch of bots, some better than others, but most importantly all different from each other, and interesting battles will come not from the greatest bot, but from badly programmed bots, and bots with cheeky strategies to compensate for lack of math skills etc.
Do enter the AS wars. Finish whatever you can, it doesn't matter how good it is, it only matters that you submit something that can walk and shoot on monday.