GoTo surfing vs True Surfing
Here are so quiet on wiki todays, so i will try to troll a little:) Now i just in one step to change my movement mechanics to True Surfing, but i think, that gap between Diamond and DrussGT may be reasoned by movement's mechanics difference. Yours opinions?
P.S. I still here and developing Tomcat every day, but do not do releases every day, just because i notice, that with fair CPU-constant, Tomcat skip several hundreds turns per battle and can not find way to optimise him without performance loses.
I can almost guarantee most of the APS difference is due to movement, as opposed to gun. But I'm not at all convinced it's as simple as GoTo vs True Surfing. I think DrussGT could probably be just as strong with a True Surfing algorithm. I also think it would take me a while to get a GoTo algo to perform as well as my True Surfing, and vice versa for Skilgannon. It has been in the back of my mind for years, though... Maybe I'll try GoTo eventually?
Most likely, I think it's a bunch of smaller things - maybe better bullet power selection, better tuned surf stats, more effective surfing algorithm, better handling of a few special cases (like anti-ram), less (or less harmful =)) bugs. DrussGT is just badass. =)
PS - Also actively developing here, but no reason to release until I have enough to show for it.
Thanks for response - I compectly agree that DrussGT is badass:)
And i pretty sure, that Tomcat's APS leak is in gun:)
Also, i notice today, that Diamond now use similar with Tomcat scheme of enery managment. And now they can spend hours hitting each other with low power bullets with energy less than ~20:)
Offtop: Help me to understand english little more:) for me word "badass" sounds very rough, but since you use it, i think i misunderstood it "strength". Can i use this word in conversation, for example, with children?
Well, I probably wouldn't say "badass" around young children, but it's not very vulgar. It is pretty casual / not formal / slang, though - I wouldn't use it in a paper for school, but I wouldn't expect to get detention if I said it on front of a teacher either. =)