In preparation for Season 3, we are releasing a few major features and improvements:
You can now choose which config to use when playing in the playground, or upload your own!
The config changes simple values in the game like how much health and resources players have, and the stats of the units.
There are four types of configs you can use:
- When you are in a live custom-config competition, you will have the option to select the competition’s config in the playground. If you do not, it will be used by default.
- Season configs are the standard config for the season. They are always available and will be used by default when you are not in a competition.
- Playground configs are special configs we make available for all players. By default, we will always have a ‘Sandbox mode’ available. This mode will always be identical to the season config, but players will have virtually unlimited resources. This config will become available later today.
- Custom configs are configs that you can upload yourself. You can edit the game-config.json file in your starter-kit and share custom configs on the forums.
Official Team Support
You can now create a team on your profile page, and invite other Terminal players via the email attached to their account. Players on teams will be able to enter competitions together and have access to a shared ‘team algos’ tab on the my algos page, where they can share 6 additional algos. For now, ranked games will be enabled for both solo and team algos for players on teams, but we will be monitoring this and are open to feedback.
Global Problem Solving Report
The problem solving report, PSR, is a way for players interested in job opportunities to share their achievements in terminal with potential employers and highlight their skills. For anyone interested, you will be able to upload a PSR for the global competition, though it will not be required.
The leaderboard has been improved to show more useful information, and now pulls user icons from their github
Other visual improvements across the site
As always, all feedback is appreciated.
Best of luck on the leaderboard for the remainder of season two!