rule 5g robot entry.

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rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Hogi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:05 pm

¨ a team may enter a maximum of four robots of which three may be rollers and the other either a walker or a clusterbot.

i would like to change this rule so that it allows a team to enter 4 rollers instead of three rollers and one walker/cluster. i know this might bring down the variety aspect of the robots but it would make mean more people were able to build an effective robot to fill the fourth slot. i'm not saying that all walkers and clusterbots are ineffective as competitors however it is easier to build a good roller than it is to build a good cluster or walker. i don't mind if this doesn't go through but i thought it was a point worth raising.
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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by haz » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:32 pm

Is there any real point or issue behind this or is it just wanting to enter more robots?

I would vote to keep it as is.

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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:33 pm

Never going to happen. The point of the forth robot is that you are rewarded a fourth entry if you take on one of those two particular challenges. We are already reaching near the limits of what is possible to achieve in a day long competition with the amount of entries we do get, and there has even been talk of limiting everyone to 3 entries by some. Increasing everyone to a free reign on four entries is a ludacris suggestion. You may as well say you want the cube rule removed or the weight limit changed. These rules are set in stone. I was the one responsible for getting the clusterbot added as a fourth entry, as it used to just be walker or nothing, and sometimes I think that I made a mistake there (although I do think clusterbots add a lot of fun and variety and no one would bother with them if it wasn't for this rule).
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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Hogi » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:46 pm

fare enough. i just thought it might be nice for some people who have a lot of unused rollers to be able to use more of them. i suppose the walker/cluster challenge is rewarded by the fourth slot. thanks for clearing that up guys. it's not just because i want to be able to enter more robots, in fact i probably would've made my new one a cluster even if this had gone through. i just thought it would just make things more fun if people had free range over the fourth slot but now i understand the reasoning it's ok. i think it was deffinitely a good idea to put the clusterbot catagory as an option for the fourth slot.
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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:34 am

You are right buddy that it WOULD be more fun. It would be more fun if we just allowed everyone to enter as many as they wanted, but it just wouldn't work in terms of a competition. You'd just have a load of structureless melees in order to accomodate everyone.
The rule is there to restrict what people can enter, for practical purposes. We all love what we do and building more robots is an itch, but we have to focus on the fact that it IS a competition too. This is why this rule is in place for AWSs, yet often dropped if anyone puts on a fun event. It's about making sure we can run a proper competition where everyone is given the same limits.
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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Hogi » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:36 am

so at my event i could say 4 robots max regardless of robot type?
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:13 am

If its not an AWS then you can if you want to.
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Re: rule 5g robot entry.

Post by Hogi » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:19 am

ok, thanks Dave.
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