Junethack 2012 – Post Mortem

Right in time before the next NetHack tournament starts, here is the
post mortem for this year’s Junethack tournament.

Overall, it’s been a rather smooth experience (at least for us devs, I don’t know how the players felt :)), fixing some bugs before the tournament, fixing some bugs that only appeared during the tournament, adding new stuff and getting ideas for improvements.

We got this for the first time ever a winner of the “King of the
world” cross-variant trophy. stth managed in ascending in all
variants (with a total of only 20 played games):

On the last day of Junethack, some frantic ascension action
took place. Clan ItExplodes had parked several ascension-ready
characters on different public servers which they ascended in short
succession in the final hours of Junethack to take the lead in the
clan ranking. In the end they took first place for “Most points” and
“Most ascensions in a 24 hour period” but it wasn’t enough to be the
top clan.

Berry also managed to pull off an ascension with a 64-bit MAX_INT score.

Some boring statistics:

152 people registered on the server, 115 linked their account with the
public servers, and 103 actually played at least one game (last
year: 337, 197, and 161).

4303 games were played on all 8 public servers during the tournament
by registered users, 12222 were played by all players including those
not taking part in the tournament (last year: 7445 and 18079).

42 different players ascended 182 games (last year: 49 and 172)

Tournament games by variant (last year’s numbers in brackets):

NetHack 3.4.3: 2319 (5672)
SporkHack: 152   (358)
UnNetHack: 914   (419)
AceHack: 489   (727)
GruntHack: 285
NetHack4: 144

Detailed info can be found on these 3 pages:

We had 171760 start scummed games (~50’000 more than last year) but
the start scumming protection we added last year worked so well, there
was no noticeable impact by this large number of start scummed games.

There are already some changes we know about for Junethack’s
installment in 2013.

The website will get a mobile version for better viewing on your
mobile devices.

With the addition of GruntHack and NetHack4 this year, the
cross-variant trophies got harder to get. We will feature next year
additional trophies for getting achievements if you’ve played in half
of the participating variants.

Thanks for playing, see you next year!

~ by bhaak on 29. October 2012.

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