Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

Post by Hogi »

how about: a robot that exceeds the edge of the arena platform has lost.
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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave »

That doesn't really work Dan. Technically any robot that is flipped into the air has "exceeded" the arena.
Personally I don't see what's wrong with the current wording. Any robot that falls off has lost. Not hit the side and bounced back in, falls off. Seems pretty plain to me.
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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

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i agree. that rule is fine where it is, we just need to decide on what does and doesn't count as " falling off”, i'm with you on that point as well Dave, flying off the platform, hitting the battlebox and bouncing back in again is very different from falling off, and so long as there is zero contact between the robot and the ditch floor between it going out and re entering, it has not actually fallen off or so to speak. i've personally scene this particular scenario of a robot flying off the combat platform then re entering without touching the ditch floor very few if any times. however ants are likely to keep getting more powerful so it could be a potential issue for robots of the near future. wow! i'm getting good at this technical speaking business! :lol:
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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

Post by Occashokka »

We aren't really arguing the rule we are just arguing what 'falls off' means.
I think you are only out if you hit the floor and can't get out because of it
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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

Post by Shakey »

Hey Occa, I admire the enthusiasm but I strongly advise attending and competing in an event yourself before getting too stuck into debates! It just stops misinterpretations or misunderstandings arising so much, we all know the rules debates can get heated. Also make sure a topic isn't too old/dead before you reply :P
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Re: Rule 4b) A robot that falls off the arena has lost.

Post by Occashokka »

Sorry I'm getting ahead of myself..
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Why do I &@&* everything up?
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