Have you ever wondered how awesome your strategy was? It may not be as good as your think. I decided to play the game with just patterns of keystrokes to see what I would get, here are my results.
Up and the right, left if I needed to break a stalemate….
It wasn’t the best, but not bad….
Left up right…
That one got a lot of things stuck with inequality between the side shifts and the up shifts…
left up right up…..
Other than that last game these were pretty good, the best of the five methods I tested….
Around the world…. left up right down….
Lots of stuff got stuck in the middle, looked kind of like a rock tumbler…
Pretty fast, but not that great…
The end result is that the best methods seem to have either equality with the up shifts and right left shifts… Constantly building towards one corner is not bad either, but you have a tendency to get stuck.
I decided to try one more pattern, up up right (left when I need to break a stalemate)….
Not as good as I had hoped, but not as bad as I had feared. Seemed to be at least consistently bad with out the random score in the sub-thousand range.
Here is a video of the game!