**************************************************** * NSFCWT: Rules for round 3 * **************************************************** Round 3 features "cooperative" battles in the form of a two-on-two round robin. Every player submits two warriors (or two copies of the same warrior) that are written to battle "side by side" against another team of two. The challenge is obviously to beat the other team without killing your partner. To make it more profitable to leave your partner alive, we are using the score formula: pts = W - S + 1 (W=(2+2)=4, S=Survivors) which awards 4,3,2,1 points for wins with 1,2,3,4 survivors. Using this formula, you get more points (6) if both your warriors survive than if only one survives (4). In detail: Survivors Combined points Team A Team B Team A Team B ------------------------------------------------------ 2 0 6 0 2 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 4 0 1 1 3 3 etc. You could use shared P-space for communication, but it would probably work even without. One idea would be to scatter a few flags in core that point to yourself (after adding a secret constant of course :), so your partner can find you and avoid bombing you. Another strategy would be to have one partner jump into the code of the other, thereby making certain they live or die together. But can probably come up with many other interesting strategies... The round-robin uses 100 rounds per two-on-two battle, parameters are those of the 94 hill. Mail submissions to Stefan.Strack@vanderbilt.edu by Friday, Oct. 27, 20:00 CST. As always, new players are welcome. Good luck, Nandor & Stefan