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by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 48179

Re: Rule Debates

There is always the issue with an ineffective botlet winning a fight without doing anything. Take Lemmings as an example; sometimes when Lemmings won it was a fair win, others it was a driving error or technical malfunction by the opponent on the very last botlet which meant that the opponent was co...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 51057

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

Builder's discretion doesn't always work. If someone has to withdraw a cluster from the main event because one of its parts has been written off somehow it can cause issues. That's true. I guess the only way to do this is for the event organiser to decide where priorities lie. If there is a flea/na...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 48179

Re: Rule Debates

"All subsequent parts of a clusterbot must be eliminated for that robot to be considered out, unless one of the components is a drone in which case the drone will only count as part of a cluster if it has made contact with the opponent before either robot is pushed off" This would not be necessary ...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 51057

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

The only other thing I'd like to flag up is nanos/fleas that take part in the AWS as part of clusters as well as in their own tournament. That's a problem, whether the tournament is held before, after, or alongside the AWS. If you rely on your nano for your AWS cluster and it is damaged in the nano...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 48179

Re: Rule Debates

My thoughts on drones (having introduced the first into competition): 1) They are not possible to control easily in a combat scenario. Trying to fly straight upwards is near impossible, touch a wall and the drone is flipped over onto its back immobile or worse, no attack power etc. Entering a drone ...
by AntRoboteer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 51057

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

One of the main factors I see for not building a nano is the ratio of effort vs number of fights. It is a lot of effort to build a nano for 1 fight tagged on the end of an AWS. If there was a separate nano arena and a NWS was run as double elimination or a league system in parallel with the AWS the...
by AntRoboteer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Questions (and answers)
Topic: Rule Debates
Replies: 66
Views: 48179

Re: Rule Debates

You're right, there are some restrictions for Antweight arenas. That's good to see. However, nothing of the sort for Fleaweights and Nanoweights so something to consider for future attempts. Its why I get nervous when I read people are planning to build one without getting their plans OKed first. I ...
by AntRoboteer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 51057

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

Yeah, I also don't really agree that rule changes are automatically bad for anyone who built to previous rulesets. Especially when it's only a tweak. Agreed to a certain extent. To award the same trophy for an altogether different competition seems slightly odd to me though. Frankly, getting a comp...
by AntRoboteer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Nanoweights
Topic: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size
Replies: 40
Views: 51057

Re: Revision of Nanoweight Cube Size

Just posted a follow up in Dave's rules thread here: http://www.robotwars101.org/forum/viewt ... =10&t=2720
by AntRoboteer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Resource Websites
Topic: 3D printer supplies
Replies: 99
Views: 102954

Re: 3D printer supplies

Looks great Pete. Looking forward to seeing your new machines printed with this. :D