Timeout against a specific player


Hi All,

I recently encountered a rather strange and perplexing error/bug and I just can’t seem to figure out why.

Basically, it seems that I am only “timing out” against the player @mlomb (user_id 206) and I don’t seem to have the same issue with any other players.

At the time of writing this, out of the almost 400 games played, there has been exactly 13 games played with mlomb and exactly 13 “timeouts”.

I have checked all 13 error files and all of them state the same error: timed out after 2000 ms (when reading string).

What’s even more perplexing is that the game apparently “times out” very early on (turn 5 etc) which just seems unlikely.

I have attached some screenshots for reference. Any idea/resolution would be much appreciated. Thanks!


:man_shrugging: Very strange


I hope this is not what took the site down. :thinking:


Remember last halite comp where we had a similar problem… if I remember correctly the start up time was basically joined, so some people were timing out when together, but normally they were fine, it might be a similar problem?