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Game with bots doing the exact same thing


#1

I'm getting enough games like the following to start wondering about it:

Game with cloned bots?

The opponent moves are identical. How can this be? I can think of the following reasons:

  1. There is an obvious method of move selection which most players hit on. In that case, phooey on your inventiveness.
  2. These bots are a downloadable demo program which nobody cares to change. Phooey applies again.
  3. These bots are the same player with different accounts. I wouldn't know why you want to do that, but it isn't permitted anyway.
  4. Somehow, one of the bots is used for several accounts, overriding the actual bots.

Of these, 1 and 2 I don't care about, 3 should be followed by expulsion. So, I have to ask about 4, which would be a potential bug: Can you please verify that this is not possible? Double and triple check to eliminate this scenario? Thanks in advance.

But perhaps you have other explanations, please share.


#2

It's case 2. Aside from Red, they're all using OverkillBot from here:


#3

Red being me. Mine, I mean. I identify with my bot too much.

OK, so lack of resourcefulness then. The only gripe left being that my metal-jacketed bot didn't grind that/those standard bot(s) to dust. But I suppose you won't be accepting that as a bug report?

Thanks for the clarification!