Brittle Morale and Diamond Dozen


#1

Can someone explain the code of Brittle Morale and Diamond Dozen to me?

Brittle Morale:

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# Ogres are strong, but cowardly.
# Find and kill leader and they will retreat.
# You have only have one shot, but a deadly shot it will be.

# This function should return the enemy with the most health.
def findStrongestEnemy(enemies):
    strongest = None
    strongestHealth = 0
    enemyIndex = 0
    # Iterate over all the ogres to find the one with the most health.
    while enemyIndex < len(enemies):
        if enemies[enemyIndex].health > strongestHealth:
            strongest = enemies[enemyIndex]
            strongestHealth = strongest.health
        enemyIndex += 1
    return strongest

enemies = hero.findEnemies()
if enemies:
    hero.say(findStrongestEnemy(enemies))

Diamond Dozen:

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# Claim the coins while defeating the marauding ogres.
# If you defeat the ogre with the most health, the rest of the ogres will run!
# Coins vanish quickly after appearing, so be sure to find the best value!

def findMostHealth(enemies):
    target = None
    targetHealth = 0
    enemyIndex = 0
    while enemyIndex < len(enemies):
        enemy = enemies[enemyIndex]
        if enemy.health > targetHealth:
            target = enemy
            targetHealth = enemy.health
        enemyIndex += 1
    return target

# Make a function named findOptimalCoin which returns the coin with the best value.
def findOptimalCoin(coins):
    optimal = -1000
    thione = None
    for coin in coins:
        if coin.value / self.distanceTo(coin) > optimal:
            optimal = coin.value / self.distanceTo(coin)
            thione = coin
    return thione
# Coins rapidly appear and disappear, so pick the best coin.
# Optimize your path by going for the coin with the largest value over distance.
while True:
    enemies = hero.findEnemies()
    enemy = findMostHealth(enemies)
    if enemy and enemy.health > 15:
        while enemy.health > 0:
            hero.attack(enemy)
    else:
        coins = hero.findItems()
        coin = findOptimalCoin(coins)
        if coin:
            hero.moveXY(coin.pos.x, coin.pos.y)

The code works, I just want to understand why and how…


#2

The Brittle Morale Code works by finding the strongest enemy by going though all of the enemies and if the enemy is stronger than the last one that enemy will become the strongest enemy. After all the enemies have been checked the function returns the strongest enemy and then it tells the hero to attack it.