As mayor, it is my duty to introduce myself to each and every town citizen. I plan to come to every one of your houses, but I am lazy and want to do it as quickly as possible.
- On the town map, the distance between any two locations is displayed as the number above the line connecting them. Each house is represented with initials.
- I want to know the shortest path that allows me to visit all 25 locations, including my house.
- I don't want to pander, so I cannot visit the same team (Gangster & G-Men) more than 5 times in a row
To enter, give me the total distance traveled and list each house I visit in order. Like last week, this is a group challenge.
TIEBREAKER: I'm going to try this myself. With your entry, guess the distance my own solution will take me.
Note that all 12 G-Men are on the top half of the map, and all 12 Gangsters are on the bottom. This is stricly to make this challenge easier and not at all due to financially-motivated segregation. The higher "EC" is Erik Coppertop's house, and the lower one on the side is mine.
You have two nodes labeled "EC". I assume one of them is Erock, and the other is you. Which one is which, and must we start at your house?
You grouped the teams together. This makes it very difficult to create a chain that has fewer than 5 of the same team. That means there are probably only a few dozen paths that are legal, which makes this a fairly simple challenge.
Oh yeah I guess there are 25 locations. I have to visit them all, I don't have to start at my house. Erik Coppertop's house is the higher one.
The "you can only visit 5 locations of the same team in a row" rule is to stop people from simply using a traveling sales problem solver, of which there are a few easily findable by searching the Internet.
Post by Peppperettte Paige on Apr 21, 2014 15:23:10 GMT -8
hes not on either team...so I would assume its ok
I just saw a glitch though....MM, is he still counted among the GANGSTERS? if so I violated the 5 house rule, but he's in a grave not a house? any thoughts? I have 8 houses linked on the bottom...one is Mayor and one is dead...if they dont count we should be ok.
Buzzfly: I dont even know what you are talking about.
May 11, 2020 20:14:11 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: It comes across as contrived that you don't know the plight of Annie. You're playing coy
May 11, 2020 20:18:08 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: you posted in the mildville gazette forum right before posting this shoutbox. I can't believe that you would make this comment AFTER reading the Gazette. Please. It's normal behavior economics to read the Gazette then post. This makes you suspect.
May 11, 2020 20:20:24 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Ya whatever. As I said vote how you want, nothing is going to change how you think. Frankly, its getting to be a waste of time.
May 11, 2020 20:21:38 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: OMG, dude, you are totally a villain and are caught!
May 11, 2020 20:23:27 GMT -8
Buzzfly: You must be really bored
May 11, 2020 20:23:50 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: And yeah, I'm open minded to new ideas when they fit. Earlier I had shouted at you that I'm willing to accept that you could be a hero
May 11, 2020 20:23:58 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: boring people get bored
May 11, 2020 20:24:02 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: and definitely not sober
May 11, 2020 20:24:10 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Well that I can drink too
May 11, 2020 20:24:41 GMT -8
Mike Lenin: And yeah, for the record, tl;dr you accused me of playing the game, and to boot, to that, correctly, in identifying you as a villain. So despite it being clear that we are playing for different teams, I'm still down to share a drink with you
May 11, 2020 20:28:03 GMT -8
Buzzfly: Take another drink, you will need it when you find out youre wrong
May 11, 2020 20:29:16 GMT -8