I truly do not want to believe there is no way to predict the next interception point. I can predict *a* interception point. The problem is this is not always the next. As such, it is competely useless for my purpose.
I have attached a visual depiction of the problem using dead angel monkeys (I was bored and frustrated with the numbers side). Anyways, the depiction starts at location -2. Monkey 4 jumps 4 on his first move and falls into hell. Monkey 5 jumps 5 and is safe, for now.
The thing is when you represent the numbers of their distance from the closest hotspot you find the following:
Now, as you can see the distance from next recedes by 1 with each jump and starts at a distance of 3. I can infer by measurements between jumps 1 and 2 that he will finish on jump 4.
That is all beautifully simple but I am not sure how to handle situations such as the following:
So, what I want is to say jump 1 is, infact, a distance of 24 from hotspot 36 instead of 3 away from 15. Then, the rest fall into pattern accordingly. Jump 2 would be 22 away from 45, 3 would be 20 away from 55 etc etc until collision. I need to use the distance of 3 from 15 in step 1 and the distance of 5 from 28 in step 2 to arrive at step one's needed hotspot measurement from 36 and not 15.