Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Proposal: Diagnostic Debugging

Times out 4-4. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 05 Aug 2022 19:32:10 UTC

Add a section under the BotScript rule:

Within 48 hours of a bout (defined as 48 hours after a story post containing bout results is posted), an operator may privately message the Announcer for their bot’s BotScript execution string.
The BotScript Execution string contains the numbers corresponding to which triggers were activated during each round of play separated with a comma. If a scrambler was used, then it should be indicated as such with an S preceding the trigger that was executed. If no triggers were executed for any other reason then it should be indicated with an X.

The Arena systems were capable of getting information from the bots during a bout. But you just had to be set up to receive them… Interpreting them was as simple as building the script… Or at least that’s the theory.


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

03-08-2022 21:50:48 UTC

It’s typically pretty easy to tell what exactly your bot did during a match, but I don’t mind voting this through if it’ll help out a little bit.

Maldor: he/him

03-08-2022 22:32:57 UTC

I was thinking this might provide a little insight in conjunction with the story post to determine what the opponent did so that you can refine the script.

Chiiika: she/her

04-08-2022 00:08:51 UTC

I think I do get enough information from the Story Post to guess why my and my opponent scripts are; but I don’t mind that for clarity/other’s sake for

Raven1207: he/they

04-08-2022 02:59:22 UTC


Brendan: he/him

04-08-2022 03:38:39 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

04-08-2022 04:12:42 UTC

for doesn’t seem to be any harm to it.

Snisbo: she/they

04-08-2022 04:52:46 UTC

imperial Clarity is always nice but it seems like a bit more work to Josh, so I’ll leave that up to him

Josh: he/they

04-08-2022 19:15:16 UTC

Tepid against - it ups the amount of record-keeping I have to do - I’m not wildly opposed to it so I don’t want this to fail on my objection necessarily, if players want it then I’ll happily put the work in

SingularByte: he/him

05-08-2022 08:50:16 UTC

imperial  I’ve never had trouble understanding the script steps that my bot has taken before, and nothing stops us from just asking for the list of actions informally.

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

05-08-2022 12:26:00 UTC

Is Josh allowed to tell us what our script actions were outside of an announcement currently?

Josh: he/they

05-08-2022 12:34:58 UTC


If a piece of information is described as being tracked secretly or privately by the Announcer (including secretly random selections), then that information may only be revealed by the Announcer when the ruleset allows it. If an Operator should already know such a piece of information (in that the Announcer has already told them it, or vice versa, and there is no way that the information could have been changed since then), the Announcer may repeat it to them.