Small problem in "The Two Flowers"


Hello friends!

I believe I did the code as described in the level comments but the soldiers are acting a bit wonky. Sometimes they just stand there taking a beating while their friends are doing perfectly as commanded.

I tried calling the command function more often than the coin-picking and summoning, and I imagine that reduced the problem a little but I can’t tell for sure.

Being a newbie I can’t tell what else to change. I suppose it could be the command function, using those for-loops are still making me a bit confused. Anyway, here is the code:

def summonSoldiers():

def commandSoldiers():

def pickUpNearestCoin():

    soldiers = self.findByType("soldier")


Let’s run through your loop:

soldiers = self.findByType("soldier") #Hm…no soldiers…returns 0
summonSoldiers() #Do I have enough gold to make a soldier? Yes! *summons Agnes*
commandSoldiers() #Hm…using soldiers from earlier…no soldiers!
pickUpNearestCoin() #Picks up nearest coin

Your soldiers variable is defined too early. Try putting it inside the commandSoldiers function.


That makes so much sense. Almost makes me feel silly. Thank you sir!


def radialToCartesian(radius, degrees):
    radian   = 180 / Math.PI
    radianOfCharacter = degrees / radian 
    xOffset = radius * Math.cos(radianOfCharacter)
    yOffset = radius * Math.sin(radianOfCharacter)
    Pos = [0 , 0] 
    Pos[0] = xOffset
    Pos[1] = yOffset
    return Pos

# findSoldierOffset figures out the position a soldier should stand at in relation to the peasant.
def findSoldierOffset(soldiers, i):
    # The first argument 'soldiers' should be an array of your soldiers.
    soldier = soldiers[i]
    angle = i * (360 / len(soldiers))
    # The second argument 'i' is the index of the soldier (in soldiers) you want to find the position for.
    return angle 
#    return radialToCartesian(5, angle)

# Use findByType to get an array of your soldiers.
def moveSoldiers( ):
	soldiers = self.findFriends() 
	peasant = self.findByType("peasant")[0]
    # Use a for-loop to iterate over range(len(soldiers)).
	for i in range(len(soldiers)):
		# soldier = soldiers[i]; 
		angle = findSoldierOffset(soldiers , i );#self.say( angle ) 
		Pos = radialToCartesian( 5, angle );
		PosX_ToMove = Pos[0] + peasant.pos['x']
		PosY_ToMove = Pos[1] + peasant.pos['y']
		PosToMove = {'x':PosX_ToMove , 'y':PosY_ToMove}
		if soldiers[i].type == "soldier" :
			soldier = soldiers[i]
			self.command( soldier, "move", PosToMove)
	return 0 
def summonSoldiers():
    if >= self.costOf("soldier"):

def pickUpNearestCoin():
    peasant = self.findByType("peasant")[0]
    enemy = peasant.findNearest( self.findEnemies() )
    if enemy:
        if self.isReady("cleave"):
    coins = self.findItems()
    coin = peasant.findNearest( coins )
    self.moveXY( coin.pos.x , coin.pos.y)
    return 0

	moveSoldiers( )

It sometimes works well, but sometimes doesn`t.

Because of a lot of enemies, I used code which help for solving ring-bearer
and cleave skill to kill many enemies at one time.