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|Released||June 8, 2009|
- Bot Name
- What's special about it?
- It's our first REAL bot and our first one submitted to RoboRumble.
- How competitive is it?
- Not extremely, but more so than we had hoped!
- Currently 131st in General Melee and 132nd in General One-on-One.
- How does it move?
- In a One-on-One battle, it uses a basic form of Wave Surfing.
- In a melee battle, it does a Minimum-Risk style movement, roughly based on Tron.
- How does it fire?
- In a One-on-One battle, it uses GuessFactor Targeting, more or less copied off of Kawigi's GuessFactor Targeting Tutorial.
- In melee, it uses Linear Targeting.
- How does the melee strategy differ from One-on-one strategy?
- Different Radar, Movement, and Targeting. We basically change everything depending on how many opponents are still in the field.
- In melee, how does it pick an opponent to fire at?
- It tracks one enemy, but switches to a new target if it is more than (if i remember correctly) 50 or so pixels closer.
- Where did you get the name?
- Mashing our first names together got Virus, and then added Robo in front for fun.
- I think a robovirus is actually a type of virus.
- What's next for your robot?
- Getting some sort of virtual bullets with Pattern Matching and/or an Anti-Surfer Gun would be nice, as our targeting fails against Wave Surfers.
- We're also experimenting with a modified version of Wave Surfing, but so far it's too early to tell whether it'll work.
- Our goal: Top 100 in both 1v1 and Melee RoboRumble!
- We're also trying to clean up the code a bit so that we can release the source and have it make a bit of sense.