# Sowing Fire (Python)

The strat-choosing code and the griffin-riders-attacking code works, but t the start-next-trap-column thing doesn’t. Here is my code:

# Goal: build three rows of nine fire-traps.
# Returns "retreat", "attack", "start-next-trap-column", or "build-next-trap-in-column"
def chooseStrategy():
enemies = hero.findEnemies()
# If there are overwhelming ogre forces, return the "retreat" strategy.
if len(enemies) > 20:
return "retreat"
# If there are some ogres, return the "attack" strategy.
if len(enemies) != 0 and len(enemies) < 21:
return "attack"
# Use x % 9 is 0 to see if x is divisible by 9.
# Use len(self.built) to see how many traps you have built.
# If you have finished a column of 9 traps, return "start-next-trap-column"
if len(self.built) % 9 == 0:
return "start-next-trap-colum"
# Otherwise, return "build-next-trap-in-column"
else:
return "build-next-trap-in-column"
trapsInColumn = 9
columnX = 40
# Build the next trap in a column in the correct place.
def buildNextTrapInColumn(columnX, numTraps):
# Change newY to use % to wrap around and only build trapsInColumn (9) traps per column
newY = 7 * (numTraps % trapsInColumn) + 10
if hero.pos.y < newY:
hero.move({"x": columnX - 5, "y": newY})
else:
buildTrap(columnX,newY)
# Start a new column of traps.
def startNextTrapColumn(columnX, numTraps):
newX = startX - (Math.floor(numTraps / trapsInColumn) * 6)
if hero.pos.y > 10:
hero.move({"x": newX - 5, "y": 10})
return columnX
else:
buildTrap(newX,10)
return newX
def buildTrap(x, y):
hero.buildXY("fire-trap", x, y)
def commandAttack():
# Have your griffin riders fend off the attackers.
riders = hero.findByType("griffin-rider", hero.findFriends())
for rider in riders:
enemy = rider.findNearestEnemy()
if enemy:
hero.command(rider, "attack", enemy)
def commandRetreat():
hero.say("Retreat!")
# You and your griffin riders retreat to safety behind the traps.
riders = hero.findByType("griffin-rider", hero.findFriends())
for rider in riders:
hero.command(rider, "move", hero.pos)
while True:
strategy = chooseStrategy()
if strategy == "attack":
commandAttack()
elif strategy == "build-next-trap-in-column":
buildNextTrapInColumn(columnX, len(hero.built))
elif strategy == "start-next-trap-column":
columnX = startNextTrapColumn(columnX, len(hero.built))
elif strategy == "retreat":
commandRetreat()
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can you send me a link to the level

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sorry it’s a subscriber level so i can’t

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There are two problems. Firstly a typo:

(hint, only one letter is wrong).
Secondly, as you’ll see when you run your changed code, startX isn’t defined.

Danny

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