Real gamer test

Oh no! You've been captured in an arena and forced to fight an evil doppelganger! When the bell rings, you must rush to grab a weapon to defend yourself.

>The sword will beat the axe 80% of the time
>The spear will beat the sword 70% of the time
>The axe will beat the spear 60% of the time
>If both of you try to grab the same weapon, it's an even 50/50 chance of win
>If you fail to get a weapon, your opponent will win 100% of the time
>The doppelganger knows these rules as well

Which weapon should you choose to maximize your chance of getting out of here alive?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Your Anal Nightmare

    Frick OP, he's gay.

    THIS is the real gamer rest

    https://clickspeedtest.com/

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Test calls me a cheetah when I wasn't even trying
      Pick a better test, buddy.

      i cast fireball

      Rule 5 says you lose.

      we're both going to go for the spear because it's the shortest distance to run (faster weapon acquisition) and an even 50/50 fight is badass
      ez frickin test come up with a better one

      Yeah, but the axes have cooler finishing moves than spears.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just a cheetah and not a sonic

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just a cheetah and not a sonic

        He's lying.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Test calls me a cheetah when I wasn't even trying
          Pick a better test, buddy.

          [...]
          Rule 5 says you lose.

          [...]
          Yeah, but the axes have cooler finishing moves than spears.

          >speedie

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i cast fireball

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    we're both going to go for the spear because it's the shortest distance to run (faster weapon acquisition) and an even 50/50 fight is badass
    ez frickin test come up with a better one

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sword, it's a 20% chance to fail baby

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why, my peanus weenus of course 🙂

    hahah! 😀

    it's my weeeeeenus peanus! 🙂 hahah

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm doing an unarmed build so I win

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You better hope that bare fists count as a weapon in the game engine, then.

      grab the sword and the axe and have a 170% chance to win

      But what if they grab the sword and axe AND spear?

      Yes however, I teleport behind him and snap his neck
      Nothin personnel

      >You teleport behind him, ready to snap his neck.
      >But he teleports behind you as well?!?!
      >You both keep trying to teleport behind each other until random chance causes one of you to have your back to the wall, giving them the win
      Should've picked a weapon

      If he's my exact duplicate he'll pick the same weapon as me every time so it doesn't really matter, it'll always be a 50/50 chance

      That said from the information given the weapon with the least immediate weakness should its counter be picked is the spear so:
      Go for the spear
      Then try to go for the sword if he grabbed the axe or try to secure the axe if he foolishly picked sword

      Finally, an actual gamer. I salute you.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    grab the sword and the axe and have a 170% chance to win

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>If you fail to get a weapon, your opponent will win 100% of the time
      You are dead.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes however, I teleport behind him and snap his neck
    Nothin personnel

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If he's my exact duplicate he'll pick the same weapon as me every time so it doesn't really matter, it'll always be a 50/50 chance

    That said from the information given the weapon with the least immediate weakness should its counter be picked is the spear so:
    Go for the spear
    Then try to go for the sword if he grabbed the axe or try to secure the axe if he foolishly picked sword

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >try to secure the axe if he foolishly picked sword
      Sword beats axe 80% of the time. How is he the foolish one in that scenario?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    can I frick the weapons

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You do a backwards long jump towards the closest weapon, hoping to impale it into your bussy.
      >Sadly, the closest weapon happens to be the spear, which is pointing upwards.
      >You rapidly bleed out.
      Shameful.

      I do this

      >You jump like a frog towards the weapons and spread out your magnificent legs to grasp the weapons.
      >Your right foot tightly grasps the handle of the axe, ready to smite your foolish opponent.
      >Your left foot is lacerated by the upright spear.
      >You rapidly bleed out.
      Also shameful.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do this

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't do a single thing to him. I would listen to what he had to say, and that's what no one did.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You try to start up a conversation, to the bewilderment of both the doppelganger and the spectators.
      >The doppelganger starts up a monologue about his childhood, how he was bullied in school, etc
      >It is roughly 40 seconds in that you realize that his monologue makes no sense, and was only to distract you while he grabbed the axe.
      >You are beheaded.
      I'm not sure what you were expecting.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I go for the axe, because my opponent is purple. Meaning he's made up of two colors, red and blue. With his red and blue resistance, the sword and spear will do greatly reduced damage, and I'll be at a huge disadvantage. So I have to go for the Axe.
    Green is made by mixing blue and yellow, so if he picks up the spear, then I will be resistant to it. Not only that, clashing his blue spear against my yellow axe would create a green reaction. Putting me at a HUGE elemental advantage when it comes to trading. I would be able to thwart all of his blows, and put him on the back foot.

    Now, if he picks up the red sword, then I will not so much of a great advantage. As yellow is opposite complimentary to purple, he will have a slight resistance. But also red is opposite complimentary to green, so I will have a slight resistance too.
    But here's the trick. Blocking the red sword with the yellow axe will create an orange reaction. Because orange and green are both complimentary colors within the realm of earth tones, I will get a slight advantage on that exchange. Enabling me to turn his blows without losing as much stamina as he. I'll have the upper hand.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was about to give you partial credit for considering elemental match-ups, but your logic in the second half failed. Orange is equidistant between green and purple, which would make the elemental advantage equal. That, on top of ignoring the effect of Rule 1, gets you no extra points for cleverness.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Orange is equidistant between green and purple
        True, however, everyone knows that axe is an earth weapon. Therefore, it will resonate with earth tones. Not whatever purple and orange creates.(perhaps, darkness?) Rule number 1 is that the sword will beat the axe 80% of the time, but that's only without elemental advantage. With elemental advantage, my advantage will increase by 2. Reducing the chance of the sword beating the axe from 80% to 40%(don't question the math)

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a doppelganger, so essentially me (in some interpretations of the myth). He probably thinks the same way I do.

    Rule 5 states that if you don't get a weapon, your opponent wins 100% as in guaranteed no matter what. No exceptions.
    So none of us are going for any weapons, and both of us wins 100%. It can't be a tie, because the rule states that you win and so does your opponent. The match must end because it ended in a win. Enjoy your winnings (and possibly a new friend).

    Should have made better rules anon. All too easy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's a highly unstable equilibrium as the doppleganger is Evil, and knows that betrayal gets it 100% of the winnings. So, if you are obviously not going to grab a weapon, then the doppelganger will still be grabbing one.

      It would be the same reasoning for you, as well.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Betrayal does not give him 100% of winnings.

        Not picking up a weapon gives 100% of winnings for both parties

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even if you are right about the prizes, you are still incorrect.
          Turns out the result just devolves into a prisoner's dilemma, as seen in the pic.
          Now you have to solve TWO games simultaneously.

          If the doppelganger is as smart as me, it does not matter which option I pick.

          Don't sell yourself short. Some results are cleaner than others.

          I pick up a sword. How fricked am I?

          Better than several of the other posters, apparently.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Run towards the spear and pick it. If the doppleganger also chose spear, we fight right then and there and see who comes out alive. 50/50, so it's up to chance.
    If he, instead, takes the longer route towards the axe, i should have enough time to run towards the sword and swap weapons, giving me a slight edge against him, as i made sure to bring the spear along as to not give him the opportunity to also swap weapons.
    Of course, any other option the doppleganger could take would simply leave me with a better percentage of success, so i will not address those

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      So close, but you fumbled the landing. People greatly overestimate their ability to task-switch, so you would likely be killed as you turned to grab a different weapon.

      i rush the doppelganger before he can get a weapon and we fight bare handed

      That just leads to a 50/50 that takes longer to resolve.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        ah, a shame. hopefully the next anons will learn from my mistakes, and figure out the correct plan of action

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >That just leads to a 50/50 that takes longer to resolve.
        good

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i rush the doppelganger before he can get a weapon and we fight bare handed

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If the doppelganger is as smart as me, it does not matter which option I pick.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I pick up a sword. How fricked am I?

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sword chances of winning
    >80%
    >30%
    >50%
    Spear chances of winning
    >70%
    >40%
    >50%
    Axe chances of winning
    >60%
    >20%
    >50%
    Spear is by far the best choice, it's worst matchup is the axe, but it's still a 40% chance to win.
    Axe is by far the worst choice since the best you can get is 60% chance to win, and against a sword it's an almost guaranteed loss.
    Sword is second best, statistically it's the same as the spear, but since the spear also counters the sword, it gets second place.
    People might think, based on this, that the axe is a smart play since it counters the spear, but a 60% chance to win isn't worth the risk. Mind gaming in a situation like this will just frick you over because someone else will just mind game you and take the sword.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ding, Ding, Ding!
      We have a winner!
      Your reward is a spear mirror match against yourself!

      I was scared that the thread would end without anyone doing the math.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Making the deterministic strategy when the opponent can counter it
        Lol, lmao even.
        You're the mathlet here, and this is the real solution

        The mathematically correct solution is
        >Randomly choose
        >1/11 = Sword
        >6/11 = Spear
        >4/11 = Axe

        https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_introduction-to-economic-analysis/s17-03-mixed-strategies.html

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I pick the axe, because axes are kool.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sword, it's a 20% chance to fail baby

      didn't read any of that
      I pick the spear

      I hope y'all enjoy your wrestling matches.

      I put my hand on the sword before the bell rings
      when the bell rings, I switch to the axe

      >The doppleganger, seeing what you're doing, puts his hand on the spear.
      >When the bell rings, he pulls it out and stabs you as you try to run past him towards the axe.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    didn't read any of that
    I pick the spear

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I put my hand on the sword before the bell rings
    when the bell rings, I switch to the axe

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like yellow. I pick yellow. If my doppelganger truly is a copy of me, he'll like yellow.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then you and he get to fight over who loves yellow more.

      The mathematically correct solution is
      >Randomly choose
      >1/11 = Sword
      >6/11 = Spear
      >4/11 = Axe

      >Making the deterministic strategy when the opponent can counter it
      Lol, lmao even.
      You're the mathlet here, and this is the real solution [...]
      https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_introduction-to-economic-analysis/s17-03-mixed-strategies.html

      That may be slightly more optimal, but this is a one-time occurrence and I don't think the arena owners will let you borrow an 11-sided dice.

      I know myself pretty well
      We'd both agree to a swordfight

      There's only one sword, buddy.

      Doesn’t matter. He's my doppelganger, so he'll just pick the weapon as me.

      True.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >this is a one-time occurrence
        Well, if I my opponent was a mathlet like you I would just pick axe all the time to maximize my chances.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This ain't quantum mechanics, buddy. You have to decide on a weapon to go for by the time the bell rings. You can't go for four-elevenths of an axe, you have to go for the full thing.

          But let's say you get your dice and roll a "Sword". Are you willing to bet on that outcome? If you want to change your mind, then the strategy sucks.

          Assuming we are equal distance apart and my doppleganger has equal speed to me? Its simple
          I go for the spear. Its in the centre of the arena.
          >Opponent goes for sword
          I have the advantageous weapon, I am set to win.
          >Opponent doesnt change course and gets close enough to lock him into spear
          I swerve and get axe. If my opponent responds by going for sword, I run to axe, dont pick it up then run towards spear and pick it up instead. I now have spear advantage and i stand between my opponent and the spear counter. I am set to win
          >Opponent goes for axe
          I continue and take spear, then run immediately towards sword. By the time i reach sword, my opponent is at the old spear location. I throw spear behind me. I now stand between my opponent and my weapons counter. I am set to win.
          I will take my gamer credit points now thank you

          >Swerving
          Your potential hesitation will cost you. Also, during that last scenario, he has both the spear and axe.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You have to decide on a weapon to go for by the time the bell rings.
            Correct, and if I knew that my opponent uses the deterministic strategy and always uses the Spear then I will always use the Axe. If my enemy makes the mistake of being predictable then I am not going to correct him.
            >But let's say you get your dice and roll a "Sword". Are you willing to bet on that outcome?
            Yes, this is the only way to make this strategy works. If I never choose Sword then my opponent can always choose Axe and have >50% chances to win. Well, if he is not a complete moron, that is.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Your potential hesitation will cost you
            Why? If my opponent grabs spear after I swerve and runs for me, he will not catch me if we run at equal speeds until I reach axe. I grab axe just before he engages and then he fights me. Then I am set to win
            >Also, during that last scenario, he has both the spear and axe.
            Why? I grabbed spear and then ran towards axe with it. Then while my opponent catches up since he went to axe I throw spear behind me and grab sword. He cant get my counter weapon without going through me, and now i have his counter weapon.
            Admit it. I have bested your foolish game

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The mathematically correct solution is
    >Randomly choose
    >1/11 = Sword
    >6/11 = Spear
    >4/11 = Axe

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know myself pretty well
    We'd both agree to a swordfight

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn’t matter. He's my doppelganger, so he'll just pick the weapon as me.

  26. 3 months ago
    Spectator in the Stands

    This thread fricking sucks and isn't entertaining at all. I want my $1 price of admission back.

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming we are equal distance apart and my doppleganger has equal speed to me? Its simple
    I go for the spear. Its in the centre of the arena.
    >Opponent goes for sword
    I have the advantageous weapon, I am set to win.
    >Opponent doesnt change course and gets close enough to lock him into spear
    I swerve and get axe. If my opponent responds by going for sword, I run to axe, dont pick it up then run towards spear and pick it up instead. I now have spear advantage and i stand between my opponent and the spear counter. I am set to win
    >Opponent goes for axe
    I continue and take spear, then run immediately towards sword. By the time i reach sword, my opponent is at the old spear location. I throw spear behind me. I now stand between my opponent and my weapons counter. I am set to win.
    I will take my gamer credit points now thank you

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    sword because swords are the coolest, and I will definitely win with a sword.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good luck, pal.
      I believe in you.

      >You have to decide on a weapon to go for by the time the bell rings.
      Correct, and if I knew that my opponent uses the deterministic strategy and always uses the Spear then I will always use the Axe. If my enemy makes the mistake of being predictable then I am not going to correct him.
      >But let's say you get your dice and roll a "Sword". Are you willing to bet on that outcome?
      Yes, this is the only way to make this strategy works. If I never choose Sword then my opponent can always choose Axe and have >50% chances to win. Well, if he is not a complete moron, that is.

      You know what, I'll let you win the argument if you can come up with a method to generate a almost-truly-random number between 1 and 11 with nothing but what is in the arena, such that it is independent between you and the doppleganger (who is using the same method).

      >Your potential hesitation will cost you
      Why? If my opponent grabs spear after I swerve and runs for me, he will not catch me if we run at equal speeds until I reach axe. I grab axe just before he engages and then he fights me. Then I am set to win
      >Also, during that last scenario, he has both the spear and axe.
      Why? I grabbed spear and then ran towards axe with it. Then while my opponent catches up since he went to axe I throw spear behind me and grab sword. He cant get my counter weapon without going through me, and now i have his counter weapon.
      Admit it. I have bested your foolish game

      I mentioned before that people overestimate their task-switching abilities. You'll lose a lot more time than you think changing to a different weapon.
      My bad on the second bit though, I misread where the spear was thrown.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >if you can come up with a method to generate a almost-truly-random number between 1 and 11 with nothing but what is in the arena
        Draw circle around you in sand, divide it into 16 sectors, mark 5 sectors as re-roll, then close your eyes and rotate around for some time.
        If you are good at dividing or at least remember the clock, then you can use 12 sectors and use 1 for reroll.
        If you are a schizo with good imagination then imagine a clock and let the hour arrow rotate for a while before stopping.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm going to concede anyways, because I have other things to do, but it seems like Pure Axe actually has a slight edge over [1/6/4] .
          Good job, regardless.

          Grab the weapon slighly slower than my doppelganger to see what he picks or better yet, I simply pick two weapons thus always ensuring my victory.

          But what if your doppelganger also hesitates/grabs two?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It doesn't change the strategy at all. The best choice with that strategy is to always go for the spear first. The spear is the middle and, therefore, it allows for a more versatility in changing my path to whichever other weapon I decide, This is the case for both the slower route and the two weapons route.

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grab the weapon slighly slower than my doppelganger to see what he picks or better yet, I simply pick two weapons thus always ensuring my victory.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll go for a weapon I'm inefficient intentionally

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    if he's my doppelganger then i just have to think very strong suicidal thoughts and he'll also experience them so he'll then kill himself. ez gg

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wait for the opponent to grab their weapon before grabbing mine

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