I'll upgrade all my clients later and upload the same bot of mine with different version number to see the impact on score...
The melee part is already discussed, but why the 1v1 rumble needs a wipe as well? And how long it should take to reload the rumble? Or should we run the current rumble as a backup in parallel until the reload completes? (so that new players can still submit their bots)
Hopefully we don't need to wipe 1v1 rumble. I am more just concerned with bad configurations, running with Java10 etc that have accumulated.
Have you managed to make a patch for the melee priority battles?
The rumble clients load version number dynamically, maybe we should tweak this to append Java version after version number as well to prevent running and uploading with Java 10 incidentally.
And since we have rolling average, the accumulated effect of bad configurations should be fixed automatically (after a lot of battles).
A patch for melee priority battle is harder than I thought, as the data structure (currently, very bad, string) needs a redesign for the extra 1 bit of information. And almost every line of code needs a rewrite as it depends on the implementation details of the (not extensible) data structure.
Done! After some refactoring, the rumble client should upload only pairings containing the prioritized bot, or containing the predetermined random bot when running prioritized battles.
The only flaw is that when the rumble server returns prioritized pairings, etc. A and B, if B is not evenly distributed, then B will get biased battles (meet more A). Is literumble using this feature currently? How not evenly distributed is bot B returned in this case?
Bot B is randomly selected from missing pairs, or if pairings are complete then randomly selected, with weighting biased towards lower number of battle pairs. It should be ok (and regardless, much much better than the current situation)
Great! I’ll send the patch to fnl after some test.
Now I need some test bed on literumble, or deploy one myself.
IIRC, everyone is able to create a new rumble game on literumble by writing rumble client config?
Well, another special case is the initialization process. When every battle is a prioritized battle, should we have something special to prevent the slow down?