'88 EXTENDED CYCLES (Deadline: 14th September 2002)
For round three, warriors will compete in a core similar to the '88 standard hill. Two differences are to be implemented, intended to reduce the advantage held by tie-prone warriors.
The number of cycles until declaring a tie is to be increased to 800000. Also, the number of points for a win will be doubled, to reduce the relative value of a tie.
As before, you may enter either one or two warriors. Your score for the round will be the score of your highest ranking warrior.
pmars -8 -c 800000 -= 11-s*5
Good luck :-)
Once again there are 17 entries from 9 authors, this time competing using '88 standard redcode, coresize 8000. To reduce the advantage imp warriors seem to enjoy in the '88 environment, the rules for round 3 differ in two ways from the settings of the '88 standard hill at KotH.
In round 3 a tie is not declared until 800000 cycles have passed. Also, a win is worth 6 points instead of the more usual 3. But will this be enough to discorage tie-prone warriors? Each pair of warriors battled for 4000 rounds. 14 hours, 51 minutes and 03 seconds later we have our answer...
Janeczek takes first place with Quicksilver '88 (qscan -> stone/imp) while Wainwright's Return to the Citadel (qscan -> paper/imp) takes second place.
Once again Hillis evolves a formidable opponent to claim third. Stone/imps feature again in ranks 4 (Espiritu's) and 6 (Gunnell's). Ford, Thorne and Grabun are next, each with a dat bomber. Finally, we have a .4c vampire with airbag from Moore.
|1||56.9||17.6||25.4||Quicksilver '88||Michal Janeczek||366.90||100.0|
|2||49.3||19.5||31.2||Return to the Citadel||Simon Wainwright||327.08||89.1|
|3||50.7||33.2||16.2||rdrc: Gymnosperm Trickery||Dave Hillis||320.22||87.3|
|4||47.0||18.2||34.8||Positive Knife '88||Ken Espiritu||316.76||86.3|
|6||44.1||18.3||37.6||+1 Stormbringer||Steve Gunnell||302.20||82.4|
|7||43.6||42.8||13.5||Skewer '88||Ben Ford||275.41||75.1|
|8||43.7||51.7||4.5||TrItE Fighter||Philip Thorne||266.89||72.7|
|11||40.0||53.3||6.7||Silver Talon '88||Ben Ford||246.43||67.2|
|12||39.5||55.1||5.4||Brazen hussy||Steve Gunnell||242.30||66.0|
|13||37.2||52.7||10.0||Tangle Trap 2||David Moore||233.39||63.6|
|14||35.8||56.8||7.4||Mobility 8000||David Moore||222.32||60.6|
|15||32.2||39.2||28.6||rdrc: Flam Downpour||Dave Hillis||221.62||60.4|
There are five dat bombers (holding ranks 7, 8, 10, 16, 17) - three stone/imps (1, 4, 6) - two each of evolved warriors (3, 15), bombers (9, 14) and scanners (11, 12) - and just one paper/imp (2), oneshot (5) and vampire (13).