Obi, would it be a bad idea to use a descriptive model for ordering the value of various moves? As in, use the usage stats on Shoddy to order them, rather than the intuition of people on the forums? If your playing program is collecting stats on its own play, you might be able to re-order them yourself over time, but in the short term using what the population has already ordered seems to be the best option.
Not sure how you handle the differences in magnitude between them in that instance, perhaps use a system like our tiers... The top 5 moves are all equally spaced from each other, with a gap for the next X that are all equally spaced, but with wider gaps than the first set, etc. Again, you could adjust that over time if you are collecting stats of your own to evaluate your model.
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