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    Shots Fired! Guide & Review

    Shots Fired! Guide

    Get the best performance out of Shots Fired!:

    • Step 1: Run demanding applications / games and minimize them to your toolbar
    • Step 2: Open Command Prompt (CTRL + ALT + DLT)
    • Step 3: Monitor your CPU Performance
    • Step 4: Aim for about 50-70% CPU utilization
    • Step 5: Give shots fired a shot!

    This should work with both Desktops and Laptops.
    CPU Stress Test Software:

    Why am I only filling the 4th cannon 10% of the time?:

    • If you look at the screen shot I provided above, you will see that the highlighted portions of the board restrict the bot from using it's standard gunning algorithm.
    • The wood blocks are blocking the path to complete the 4th cannon.
    • The screenshot below is an example of a clear path:

    Which demanding Applications / Games do you recommend?:

    • I usually run Witcher 3 and Overwatch in the background
    • This usually gets me 50 - 70% CPU Utilization

    Does this method increase the speed / performance of other bots?:
    • From what I've tested, yes.

    My Computer Specs:
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393)
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
    Memory: 16384MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 16320MB RAM
    Page File: 8200MB used, 10551MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 12
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 980M



    • Obtains Legendary!
    • Better than flaming balls
    • Automatic
    • Easy Hyper Ranking
    • Easy to Use
    • Incredible DR Obtainable


    • Prone to Mistakes
    • Not built for Pilly's / Blockades / SMH's
    • Limited Features
    • Limited Compatibility
    • Limited Capabilities
    • Expensive

    Getting Incredible:

    • Incredible's are quite easy to attain with Shots Fired!
    • All you have to do is finish your first three cannons and wait until the next duty report.
    • Only works if you're in the Navy
    • Getting Incredible's on Pillys / Blockades / SMH's are unlikely

    Shots Fired! Setup / Limited Capabilities

    • Shots Fired! works best at max speed, so be sure to turn it up!

    • Here's the good thing with how Shots Fired! Gunning Algorithm works:
      • It almost guarantees no pieces will be stuck (lets say about 90% of the time)
      • It works well with the Navy! With this bot you'll shoot up the rankings in no time!

    • Now here's the bad thing with how Shots Fired! Gunning Algorithm works:
      • It's not very flexible with Pilly's / SMH's / Blockade's
      • The reason why is because it's very uncommon for the bot to fill 4 cannons. However it's still useful, sometimes when you exit the board and rejoin, the missing cannon you need to fill will be in a different spot, allowing your bot to fill it with no problem!

    Shots Fired! Algorithm (Example 1)

    • In the example below, the top two and bottom right cannons were filled.
    • The bottom left cannon could not be filled because it was blocked by the obstacles at the bottom.

    Shots Fired! Algorithm (Example 2)

    • In the example below, two pieces were stuck at the top left while the rest of the pieces continue to cycle through the board. Luckily we have spares, yar! Unfortunately, sometimes you will get your spares stuck as well which will force you to manually re-enter the puzzle (happens rarely).
    • The arrows below indicate the algorithm Shots Fired! used in order to fill the bottom two cannons.

    Shots Fired! Algorithm (Example 3)

    • In the example below, you will see all 4 cannons filled! Yar!
    • The two regions highlighted in orange show the space that was cleared to fill all cannons.
    • The arrows shown indicate what algorithm Shots Fired! uses to fill the top portion of the board.

    Shots Fired! Mistake / Compatibility Issues

    • Aye, so ye've booched it?

    • So there are three causes to why this may be happening:
      • #1: Your CPU may not be being utilized to it's fullest potential.
      • #2: This bot is not perfect, so it will make mistakes every once in a while.
      • #3: Your CPU may not be the most compatible with this bot.

    • So how do these mistakes occur?:
      • From what I've noticed, if the bot misses putting it's "needed" piece into a cannon, it may think it's already in there and move on to the next piece.
      • If the bot is making mistakes constantly, I would suggest sending details of your computer specs to one of the moderators / administrators and ask for help!

    Final Verdict:
    • The bot works great in Navy
    • The bot works decent for pilly's / SMH / Blockades
    • Sometimes makes mistakes
    • Great for Hyper Ranking

    Rating: 6.5/10 - Good

    So is it worth it?:
    • You can buy this bot for $75 or you can pre-order this bot for $50.
    • I think it would be better priced at $50 so I would recommend the pre-order if you can get to it in time.
    • It also depends on how much you care about your stats, if you do, then it's worth the investment of $75.
    • However, if you need a bot for anything else, just remember, "it does OK but it isn't great".
    • If you're hesitant about buying it, wait for a sale

    My Suggestions to the Developer:
    • I would love to see different features on the bot.
    • For example, a pillage mode. If you can provide a separate algorithm for pillages, it would be almost perfect!

    Click Here to buy Shots Fired!
    Last edited by Flamesfalcon; 12-14-2017 at 07:11 PM.
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    Excellent post! Take this Medal of Honor:

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    hamiedits123 is offline

    Has the bot been updated yet?

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    Unfortunately not - this guide is actually 8 months old (winner of the Shots Fired! review contest). I'm sure the new version will be out within the next couple of months. If i'm still around when it does come out i'll do a complementary review + updated guide on how to use it.
    Last edited by Flamesfalcon; 12-14-2017 at 10:56 PM.

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