Save the Phagocyte - Unleashed

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Alast
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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by Alast » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:31 pm

It's hard finding the right moment to count. But after obsessive tweaking I made it to confirmed 77 Phagocytes:

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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by CandyYAHFT » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:13 am

I only seem to get 9 :(
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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by bwisialo » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:59 am

I infected the genome and exploited it with a bit of crafty Virocyte usage. It maxes out the substrate with 400 (edit: 600) or so Phagocytes :D

The loophole probably isn't the sort of thing you thought I'd be aiming for. You could close the loophole by changing your genome. But anyone who can figure out using a virus this way deserves a bit of credit. Though it's not exactly worthy of a Cell God ;)

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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by bwisialo » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:34 am

Alast wrote:...obsessive tweaking...
Probably the two most important words on this thread ;)
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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by Alast » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:18 am

WHERE IS MY PM???!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by Alast » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:57 am

Just a thought for the moment. If I rephrased the goals as follows, would your solution still be valid?

Make the initial Phagocyte split into X copies identic to the original cell

I start feeling like Virocytes make me neex a lawyer for this :P
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Re: Save the Phagocyte

Post by bwisialo » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:02 pm

Virocytes :twisted:

For now, I don't want post anything yes or no about what I did ;)
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Re: Save the Phagocyte - Unleashed

Post by Alast » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:06 pm

I have renamed this challenge to repost it with adjusted goals. Bwisialos solution for this here is amazing and deserves to stand out as what it is. On the other hand I want to promote the strategy I initially had in mind for it :)

Also I thought as a bonus goal I could introduce beating the high score to hopefully create some long term motivation. And for that only optimizations of biwisialos solution stand a chance here ;)
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