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Old October 16, 2019, 14:21   #1
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Comp 225

New competition is up.

We've just done priest and mage, so it's time to stab things for a while, Hobbit Rogue.
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Old October 20, 2019, 01:54   #2
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good luck with this competition everyone!
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Old October 23, 2019, 05:48   #3
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Fair Play

Questions: Are all the competitions are run on local machines on the honor system? Does no one run a server where the competitions could be conducting with guarantees of fairness? I know there are real-time multiplayer servers, but nothing for single player? Doesn't angband.live do exactly this? Or is the Angband Live interface unsuitable?
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Old October 23, 2019, 05:52   #4
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Questions: Are all the competitions are run on local machines on the honor system? Does no one run a server where the competitions could be conducting with guarantees of fairness? I know there are real-time multiplayer servers, but nothing for single player? Doesn't angband.live do exactly this? Or is the Angband Live interface unsuitable?
Historically they were on the honour system, probably because of the lack of of public servers. Angband.live is the first and only single player server I'm aware of. Now that Gwarl is supremo of both angband.live and the competition ... well, you'd have to ask him. Which I guess you just did.
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Old October 23, 2019, 17:41   #5
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I'm reluctant to simply do away with the competition on the oook.cz ladder (of which I am not the master) and force people to play online if they want to participate when there is such a healthy tradition of offline competitions. Such long held habits are not to be so easily broken.

Long term migrating the competition to online-only is certainly part of the masterplan but there are several things to accomplish before I'd want to do that.
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Old October 23, 2019, 18:46   #6
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Sounds excellent! Is Angband.live open source? I might want to contribute.
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Old October 24, 2019, 14:30   #7
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Sounds excellent! Is Angband.live open source? I might want to contribute.
https://github.com/OwenGHB/angband-webclient/

I should warn you though, most volunteers quickly disappear off the internet after their first contribution; only kt has ever been seen again, and even then sporadically.
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My reason for really wishing for an Angband.live vanilla competition is to learn to get my play to the next level by watching folks like PowerWyrm, Elliptic, Voovus, etc, assuming they would be enticed to play in the comp.
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My reason for really wishing for an Angband.live vanilla competition is to learn to get my play to the next level by watching folks like PowerWyrm, Elliptic, Voovus, etc, assuming they would be enticed to play in the comp.
The best way to learn is to connect to MAngband, TomeNET or PWMAngband servers and watch people play in real time. When you beat this game in real time, you will find out that Vanilla Angband is really easy
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The best way to learn is to connect to MAngband, TomeNET or PWMAngband servers and watch people play in real time. When you beat this game in real time, you will find out that Vanilla Angband is really easy
I have never played Mangband, but I would imagine playing it teaches you bad habits for turn-based Angband and vice versa. Angband is "Oooh, the Tarrasque was just summoned; let's pause for a second and analyze my options. Can I take it out? Can I get double resistances? If not, what is the safer escape?". Mangband is "OMG the Tarrasque, must teleport fast before the next second".
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