Farmer List

The Farmer List visible in the Moderator Controls window shows all of the players currently in the game. The list also allows the moderator to 1) remove players from the game and 2.) adjust the goals of individual "bot" players. Instructions for doing each are described below.

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Removing players from the game: Removing players from the game can be useful for a variety of reasons. For example, sometimes players need leave the game before all players are finished. As a teacher, you might encounter students who choose inappropriate "farmer names" and need to be kicked out so they can join with a new name. To remove a player from the game,

1. Check the box next to the name of the player(s) you want to remove from the game.

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2. Click the remove button at the bottom of the player list. Confirm that you want to remove the player in the next pop-up window.

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Assign different goals to individual "bot" players: By default, bot players will work to achieve the highest sustainability score with the subscore weightings (economy, energy, environment) set on the moderator control window. But it can be useful to assign different goals to each bot player. This can allow players to quickly see the inherent tradeoffs of pursuing one goal, such as economic gains, at the expense of others. To adjust the goals of a individual bot player,

1. Check the box next to the name of the player whose goal you would like to change. Note: You can only edit one bot player at a time.

2. Click the "Assign Strategy" button below the list of players.

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3. In the pop-up window, enter how much weighting you want the bot to give to economy, energy and environment scores. As you enter values for the weighting, this will be automatically converted to a percentage. For example, if you wanted the bot only to maximize its environmental score and ignore the energy and economic components, the you could enter a "1" for environment and a "0" for the other two categories.

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4. Click "Apply"


Related: Scoreboard.