AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby AntRoboteer » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:14 am

HOLD IT!!! We're going to give it a go! Looking a lot better now and we think we can make it by about 10 so still cutting it fine but hey, we'll give it a try. :D

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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby joey_picus » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:17 am

Good luck guys and be safe!

I'm kind of already here, about a floor up from where Gary is :) good luck to everyone coming, hopefully it's a good day!
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:18 am

That postcode has brought us to some housing estate...

9ES instead of 9EF has helped.
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby Occashokka » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:26 pm

Don't keep me in suspense... How did it go??
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby Hogi » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:51 pm

thanks to everyone who came and particularly to all those who helped out with the running of the event. it was fantastic! everything ran smoothly and we got very positive feedback. congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see everyone again at the next one wherever that may be. :)
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:17 pm

Thanks all. We've made it to Hull in great time. Thanks for a fun day.
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby alasdair » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Great event, very well run and enjoyable defenitely. Congrats to the winners of course!

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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby AntRoboteer » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:32 pm

Thanks so much for an awesome event! It was run very well indeed and was great fun. :D

Congratulations to everyone; there wasn't a single bad robot (except perhaps Battle Master which didn't even make it into the arena!). :D

I'm very impressed with how much AntLog has improved; the online interface to see the draws in advance is fantastic. It would be nice not to be drawn continually against the same people/robot though; perhaps something that could be improved possibly?

Hope to see you all again at an event very soon! :D

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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:56 pm

The problem of recurring fights was very noticeable; I think it's something to do with the fact that we had 81 robots so groups of 10 (and one of 11).
I will work through the logic to see if it can be improved. "simply" swapping losers between groups is not a solution as it makes it likely that robots from one team will meet each other in the group stages. The groups are designed to prevent this from happening.

Everyone: I'm working on the draw logic to solve the problem of repeating fights! There's no need for anyone else to mention it! :)

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The results of the antweight competition are now on antlog.garya.org.uk

Thanks for all the positive comments I (and Paula!) received about Antlog. It's supposed to be an improvement on Antlog2 arter all ;)
Don't forget that Antlog2 is still available, as are the paper charts, via my website.

If you have any comments, suggestions or particularly bug reports, please use the Antlog thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1250&start=60

I know the user interface is not ideal in places and I'm sure there are a million 'nice to have' features but it's far easier to get feedback on something than gather 'what if's from people with no frame of reference.

And since this is actually the AWS48 thread, big thanks to Dan & family for a great event even if my robots and driving didn't do it justice :oops: Congratulations to all the winners, and special congratulations to all the representantives of "the rest of us" that got into the finals alongside Andy, Alex and Will :D
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby earthwormjim » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:30 pm

Thanks everyone for a great event. Was my first one in a while, and it didn't take long for me to remember why I love ants so much. It is such a great community attended by a brilliant bunch of people. Well done to everybody, for everything, ever!
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby peterwaller » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:01 am

Yes a great event which ran very well thanks to the organizers and antlog.
If we can just get everyone to sign up to events using antlog it will really speed up the starting of the competition.
Remember all the teams and robots that took part are already in the database so signing up for the next event will be a breeze.
Added to that the ability to change your entry means you don't need to to know exactly which robots will be entered to sign up so no need to leave it to the last minute. :roll:

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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby joey_picus » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:28 am

Thanks to Dan and Gary for organising everything (and to Gary and Paula on Friday night, and Dave on Saturday night, for the excellent company and food!); it was a lot of fun and I thought AntLog worked excellently :) I made it through the event without much damage, although I did only win one fight; I think better driving is the solution, along with attempting to build something for next year that isn't a parallelogram box...

Congrats to Andy and everyone else for winning, and hopefully I'll see you all again soon :)
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby teamocean » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:31 am

Huge thanks to Dan and everyone involved for a very well run and enjoyable event!

I had my best result in quite a long time in the main event getting 3 of my ants into the top 16 with some excellent fights along the way. Also somehow managed 2nd and 3rd in the fleas too which was nice.

Well done to all the winners and hopefully see you all at the next one.
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby razerdave » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:51 pm

Well done to Andy for a third consecutive win with ALBOF (ironic that name has as least 4 AWS wins attached to it), we'll beat you one day :). After doing that TWICE (3 straight AWS wins with the same robot; Anticide and ALBOF), we ought to make him a trophy to keep :).

Exceptionally happy with Stewie and Baby Hell's performance, both making the top 10, only losing to 1st/2nd place robots an EDF (Dimitri, was always going to struggle) and myself (Stewie and BH fighting each other), good to retire BH on a high note :).

Thanks to Dan and family for organising and their hospitality (good cake :) ), and Gary for putting together such a smooth running program.

Team Hell WILL be back next time, I've had an uplift in spirits after my performance, and next year I'll have a new design to the roster, but only one new name to replace Baby Hell:
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Re: AWS 48, Basingstoke, 21st November 2015

Postby BeligerAnt » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:32 pm

The recurring fights issue was due to an error in transcribing the Antlog2 spreadsheet tables into the Antlog3 database. This has now been fixed and fights should re-occur much less frequently.

I can only apologise for everyone having to sit through two R.O.N.N.Y. vs Titanic fights... :oops:
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