Question is of course whether anyone here at WL can make a better one in five weeks
The finals were recently pushed out - they aren't until the end of May. There might be a reference still on the site for the earlier date but if there is, it's wrong.
I'd bet that the winner of this competition will be a WarLight player, just because you guys understand the game better. But we'll see :)
I see one of the bots is already up to version 332, so I suppose they have been playing for a while
While bots can be tested locally, I think most people are just uploading their code to the server after every change. And even if your code doesn't build or has a significant bug, it still increments the version. As anyone who codes knows, it doesn't take much to get to 332 builds of an app when you're rapidly iterator. One could easily get this high in an hour or two. So a high version doesn't necessarily mean that it's been in progress for a while.
Edited 3/18/2014 10:14:59