01 Frequently Asked Questions
02 Getting Started - Basics
05 Community - Contributions
- Read all StdIn Not reading all input (as provided in the default code) will most likely break your code. Even if you don't use the input, read it.
- Send one output per turn Unless specified, sending multiple lines of outputs per turn will desynchronize your bot behavior from the game state as you read it in StdIn.
- Keep it simple Some clever but difficult to implement ideas can be counter-productive. You'll spend time implementing them without being sure of the return on investment. Focus on the simplest ideas with the most probable effects.
- Be pragmatic Don't worry about the performance of your code until you reach the Gold league. And even then, if you don't simulate possible moves, you probably don't need to worry.
- Choose the right battles Don't modify your code to counter specific strategies unless a lot of other bots used them. If you beat the boss 80% of the time but lose 80% of the time versus all other bots, you'll never get promoted.
Unfortunately, there is for now no way to reset your progression in a bot programming game. Once you're promoted to a higher league, our system will start matching it with other bots in this new league to rank it correctly.
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