Chronicle of 2017
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RoboWiki isn't dead! Here's what happened this year:
- January 1, 2017 ‒ Robocode 220.127.116.11 released. Nothing new.
- July 8, 2017 ‒ Firestarter by Cb was released and almost immediately jumped to 2nd place in the MeleeRumble. At this rate, it may soon take the melee throne.
- August 18, 2017 – LiteRumble was briefly broken and quickly fixed.
- August 20, 2017 ‒ User:Xor fixed a bug in fromHell.BlackBox_0.0.2.jar that was preventing it from being ranked in the RoboRumble. It took 14th place.
- August 23, 2017 – The wiki was spammed. See discussions here, here, here, and here. The wiki was cleaned up by GrubbmGait, Chase-san, and Voidious.
- August 28, 2017 – SimpleBot by Xor entered the top 30 in general 1v1 RoboRumble.
- August 29, 2017 – Roborio by rsalesc entered the top 30.
- August 30, 2017 – Roborio ranked at #11 in APS and #5 in Survival (!!)
- September 3-8, 2017 – There were discussions on the wiki (thread 1, thread 2, thread 3) about Java versions, skipped turns, MoxieBot bugs, forced robot stops, RoboRumble clients, CPU usage, time per turn, Robocode internals, Robocode versions, ThreadDeath exceptions, race conditions, dropped log messages, TPS sliders, CPU constants, thread sleeping, and timing mechanisms. At least one bug in Robocode was identified (and promptly patched).
- September 5, 2017 – GrubbmThree was updated. MaxRisk was reintroduced into the rumble.
- September 6-7, 2017 – An attempt to stabilize rankings and reduce load on RoboRumble clients by removing bots ranked lower than SittingDuck ironically led to a competition to create the worst-ranking robot possible. Current competitors include awful by Beaming, WorstBot by Xor, Retreat by Sheldor, and SuperSittingDuck by MN.
- September 10, 2017 – DeepThought by Cb entered the top 30 in general 1v1 RoboRumble.
- September 12, 2017 – Monk by rsalesc entered the top 15 in MeleeRumble.
- September 13, 2017 – ScalarBot by Xor ranked at #9 in APS and #11 in survival.
- September 14-17, 2017 – A discussion about updating the GigaRumble led to the creation of its rumble config files, allowing the GigaRumble to be run for the first time in three years.
- September 16-26, 2017 – There were discussions on the wiki (Beaming's thread, Xor's page, discussion of Xor's page, Dsekercioglu's page, discussion of Dsekercioglu's page) about Maximum Escape Angle and the formulas used to calculate them.
- September 24, 2017 – After one month of continuous development and testing, GrubbmThree 0.9x outranked MaxRisk (#440 vs. #450 in APS, #407 vs. #429 in PWIN, #488 vs. #497 in Survival). It is now the best 1v1 rambot in the RoboRumble.