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Steelclaw Gap help Python (is this level bugged?!)


This level introduces the % operator, also known as the modulo operator.

a % b returns the remainder of a divided by b

This can be used to wrap around to the beginning of an array when an index might be greater than the length

defendPoints = [{“x”: 35, “y”: 63},{“x”: 61, “y”: 63},{“x”: 32, “y”: 26},{“x”: 64, “y”: 26}]

summonTypes = [“soldier”,“soldier”,“soldier”,“soldier”,“archer”,“archer”,“archer”,“archer”]

You start with 360 gold to build a mixture of soldiers and archers.

self.built is an array of the troops you have built, ever.

Here we use “len(self.built) % len(summonTypes)” to wrap around the summonTypes array

def summonTroops():
type = summonTypes[len(hero.built) % len(summonTypes)]
if >= hero.costOf(type):

def commandTroops():
friends = hero.findFriends()
for i in range(len(friends)):
friend = friends[i]
# Use % to wrap around defendPoints based on friendIndex
point = defendPoints[len(friends) % len(defendPoints)]
# Command your minion to defend the defendPoint
hero.command(friend, “defend”, point)

while True:

What am I doing wrong?! I’ve had bugs on some levels, and there’s no clear reason why this code isn’t working! The only result I ever get is all the units are summoned and they all go to the top left corner! Please tell me there’s a bug in this level!

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Can you please format the code according to the FAQ please? So it will be easier for us to see the code. Thanks!

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I think the bug is in this line, I think it should be

point = defendPoints[friendIndex % len(defendPoints)]
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that doesn’t work either; I’d have to define friendIndex which would have to equal 0, because the friend variable is already defined as friends[i]. that’s why i think this level is bugged.

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Please learn to post your code properly from the game from now on and use the </> button or it won’t format properly. When you click the </> button, the following will appear:


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    if enemy:
        hero.say("My code is formatted properly")

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Sorry, I didn’t see that you are using i for the index instead of friendIndex, because you’re using i, the code should be

point = defendPoints[i % len(defendPoints)]
Steelclaw gap problem

thank you!!!
i got it!!