Incidentally, the room in question is https://screeps.com/a/#!/room/shard3/E8N37 if you're curious.
Posts made by worldnamer
RE: Overrun by 'new' player?
Thank you for replying; I'll take a look at ZeSwarm and see if it looks like the code I was up against. This one had bots like 'drainBot', 'attackBot', and 'healBot'. It used container mining, and would switch modes between levels of aggression, based on my responses. It would come into the room until fired upon and then recede when being fired upon. Anyway. It was frustrating.
I guess there's not much I can do to deal with someone with far more mature code coming into a novice area. I would've expected that code size or something would be limited, like a weight class in fighting. But I realize that's all my own preconceptions I'm bringing into it. And apologies if I come off as whining. For the record, I did actually try to message them, but it fell on deaf ears, I fear.
Anyway! I've respawned. I feel really self-conscious about this code though, as I am still only a week or two into the game. I played a long time ago (late 2016) but have none of that code still, not that it was any good at that time either. I guess I'll just have to see! Thanks for talking me through your experience.
Overrun by 'new' player?
Hey there. I maybe have a misconception about the game, but I'm playing in a newbie zone, and had a player spawn in next to me, GCL 1, and running code that seemed... well, odd. It felt like an inexorable harassment program. It wasn't trying to gain controller level, it wasn't trying to progress in the game. It would just... spawn creeps to send at me. It also seemed like code far more advanced than anything I'd seen up to this point. I genuinely feel griefed, and wanted to know... is this a typical experience? Because it's not super fun, and I just wasn't sure if I should expect more of the same.
Idunno. I am on the fence about dealing with the problem, because honestly, the game had been entertaining up to that point, and then after that, it felt like ... not really fun. Like I was being trolled. I finally gave up and disabled my protection code, and let myself get overrun, because I just didn't enjoy it. Thoughts?