Track-3.2, which has been the Top 1 algo for roughly three days and is currently at
2330 elo, and
pls-halp2.3, which only has
It is, again, an epic fail.
Track-3.2 always waits out the first turn to adapt to the opponent’s firewall placements.
In a successful match this will detect a corner gun and counter that by building a more efficient corner gun.
This can easily be abused as a vulnerability by an ingenious algo faking to be a corner gun in turn 0 and building out a different strategy afterwards… or just… by
Also, it seems quite confident to me to believe that one’s corner gun will do better than the opposing one , but maybe that is just me.
Track “detected” a corner gun in this match because it saw the diagonal pattern on a single side, but it actually falsely detected it.
If @RuberCuber’s algo was really smart, it could have actually known that it was not facing a corner gun because information units can never pass the marked location.
After our underdog completely closes up its left side, it is able to destroy
Track's pings by just sending scramblers. Fortunately they always meet, which renders the pings useless and enables the scramblers to deal massive damage because they focus the unprotected spawn point of the pings.
Looking at the history of all matches that use this mechanism, I would actually not call this a flaw. The detection algorithm could be improved on, but this is a very rare exception and as long as it does not happen in a competition absolutely negligible.