[quote name='DaveChurchill' date='06 September 2012 - 04:14 AM' timestamp='1346872461' post='11090']
Hey Guys! Took me long enough to register
Creating this thread for any feedback you have about how the 2012 tournament was organized or run.
I am also taking suggestions about how we could suggest differences between the AIIDE and CIG tournaments. It is a shame that they are essentially identically run at the same time, resulting in a duplication of results.
Also, I am still pretty busy so I haven't released the source code yet.
Good idea to collect feedbacks. First of all, thanks again for organizing again the AIIDE contest. I wonder who will do it when you will graduate! ^^'
Well, I would have some comments: Unlike the previous year, participants were not very well informed about what was going on. The list of registrations was not open, so no one could guess if he is one of the first 30 entries or not. Then, we were lattely informed about the map pool, the IO system, and actually we weren't informed till I asked you directly by mail. To do an effort on communication may be a good idea for future competitions, because at one point I was a bit deseperated, and I know I was not the only one.
Otherwise it was great! I see no other points to improve.
About the similitude between CIG and AIIDE contests, I totally agree. The fact that AIIDE has a planned map pool versus the secret map pool of CIG is not a sufficient difference. We have seen two years ago the lack of interest for micro or limited competitions, and I believe it still the same nowadays. Thus, a simple and not-so-absurd idea could be organizing a winter and a summer competition: say AIIDE runs during summer, and CIG could organise its contest on winter, and release results the next fall during the conference. Should ask Mike what he thinks about that.