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Post by playzooki » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:37 pm

check the signups. see this 'helepolis' robot. sounds foreign to me, probably polish. check the description. looks like some rushen hacker has tried to break the laws of physics. will not have this on are forum. disgraceful

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Post by The_Angry_Goat » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:45 pm

I should make a heavy or something
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Chimera V: 7-1 (undefeated in the regular season, semifinalist)
Delorean Cowboy: 2-4


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Found God in a Tomato: 0-0
Venice Queen: 0-0
Visual Assault: 0-0
Blackburn Kangaroo: 0-0


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Post by Trihunter » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:47 pm

At the request of a couple of people this morning, I altered the rules on configurations to allow for swapping locomotion. However, you'll be using the lowest stat total out of the locomotion types you use for all configs, still.
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Post by The_Angry_Goat » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:17 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>The_Angry_Goat</dt><dd>Apr 27 2018, 05:45 PM</dd></dl><div>I should make a heavy or something
[/quote]I made a heavy or something
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MAJOR CHAMPIONS: Lightweight//Ruination 4//NICK'S FUZZY RULES

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Cuddle Time!: 5-2
Scion: 7-2 (finalist)
Chimera V: 7-1 (undefeated in the regular season, semifinalist)
Delorean Cowboy: 2-4


ROBOTS3...?
Found God in a Tomato: 0-0
Venice Queen: 0-0
Visual Assault: 0-0
Blackburn Kangaroo: 0-0


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Pat only uses 10% of his power to be fair to everyone else ~Hooray for Lexan

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Post by NFX » Mon May 07, 2018 6:18 am

Entrants up

also i don't understand why swapping locomotion is allowed but whatever :v:
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Post by Trihunter » Mon May 21, 2018 5:15 pm

And that's all twelve participants. I was gonna write up some stuff about the format, but it's late rn. Expect something tomorrow, hopefully.
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Post by The_Angry_Goat » Tue May 22, 2018 2:58 am

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‽ ROBOTICS (220 - 112 lifetime)
MAJOR CHAMPIONS: Lightweight//Ruination 4//NICK'S FUZZY RULES

CBCIII
Cuddle Time!: 5-2
Scion: 7-2 (finalist)
Chimera V: 7-1 (undefeated in the regular season, semifinalist)
Delorean Cowboy: 2-4


ROBOTS3...?
Found God in a Tomato: 0-0
Venice Queen: 0-0
Visual Assault: 0-0
Blackburn Kangaroo: 0-0


It's Gabe's alter ego, The Friendly Bull ~Wolf 5150

Pat only uses 10% of his power to be fair to everyone else ~Hooray for Lexan

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Post by Trihunter » Tue May 22, 2018 3:08 am

<big>Tournament Format</big>

Each weight class is initially split into three heats of four competitors. They participate in eight trials, gaining points depending on how well they do in them. The bot with the most points in each heat at the end of eight events will progress to the grand final, which uses the same format as the heats.
In addition, one wild card entry will be decided, via a community vote, out of the bots that came second in their heats.

The heats are as follows.

<big>Lightweights</big>

Heat A:
Ramshock (Patrickrowberry)
Solstice (British-Robotics)
Barry Stanton Tribute Bot (Playzooki)
Teardrop (NoiseyGiraffe)

Heat B:
Honeycomb (RobotWarsLuver)
Angel of the North (Mole55)
The Gourmet (Attackfrog)
Mind in a P-R-O-G-R-A-M (Me)

Heat C:
Endless Clowns (The_Angry_Goat)
Traposphere (Wolf51-50)
The Revenge of Psychosprout (Rocket_III)
Override (NFX)

<big>Heavyweights</big>

Heat A:
Gigatron (British-Robotics)
Hercules (Attackfrog)
Boy Band (Playzooki)
The Animals (Mole55)

Heat B:
MiDAS (NFX)
LowRider (NoiseyGiraffe)
Compound Fracture (Hooray for Lexan)
Neuromancer (The_Angry_Goat)

Heat C:
Helepolis (Rocket_III)
Arms of the Law (Patrickrowberry)
Heartbreaker (RobotWarsLuver)
Heian Alien (Me)

Currently the only writers are myself and The_Angry_Goat, so if anyone else wishes to help, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by Trihunter » Tue May 22, 2018 2:20 pm

<big>Events: Overview</big>

Every week, each heat of bots will face a new event. At the start of the week, around the same time that the previous event's results are posted, the next week's event will be revealed, and any needed threads set up. You will then have one week to post your RPs for said event. Event selection follows some set guidelines, which will be indicated in posts throughout this week. Feel free to use them to predict what you'll be up to next.
  • Each heat will not have any duplicate events, excluding different kinds of Combat events.
  • Every heat contains two Combat events, one Gauntlet event and one Labyrinth event. These usually take place within the first five weeks.
  • One heat in each weight class has both Pinball and Soccer events, with the other two only having one of the two each.
  • Wetropolis, Pitball, the Rollercoaster, King of the Hill, Collateral Damage, the Findlay Special, Bowling and the Grand International only occur once per weight class in the heats, so there's only about a 33% chance you'll be in that trial, assuming you don't make the Final.
<big>Event Analysis: Combat</big>

Combat is a staple of ARC, and this event is no exception.

All battles will take place within the standard ARC arena. There are three kinds of battle that will occur in RoBattle, though only two will be discussed currently.

The first is standard 1 on 1 combat. The bots participating in this event will be randomly paired off to duel one another, following standard fight procedure. Points are awarded to winners as follows:
  • 3 points for a victory via KO.
  • 2 points for a victory via Judge's Decision.
  • 1 point for a loss via Judge's Decision.
  • No points for a loss via KO.
The second, more interesting kind of combat, will be 2v2 matches, This is Fighting Robots style. Again, the bots participating will be randomly paired off, though this time they will be teammates, aiming to take down the opposition. A victory is automatically awarded if the match time limit is reached and one side has more mobile entrants than the other.
Unlike normal RP procedure, each team will have their own strategy thread, in which they can discuss their strategy together for fighting the opponent. You can't look in your opponent's thread, of course. You may also discuss via other mediums (IRL, Discord, whatever), but the final battle plans must end up in your team's thread. You may RP for your teammate's bot, if they prove unable to be contacted to discuss strategy with.
Points are awarded as follows for the fights. Both bots in a team get the same score.
  • 3 points for a victory that does not involve a Judge's Decision.
  • 2 points for a victory via a Judge's Decision.
  • 1 point for a loss via a Judge's Decision.
  • 0 points for a loss that does not involve a Judge's Decision.
Feel free to nominate other events to be the next ones to be fully analysed for next time.
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Post by Trihunter » Wed May 23, 2018 12:54 pm

<big>Event Analysis: Football</big>

The English football team have a reputation for fair play. That's probably because Harry Kane's never tried to kill the opposition with a chainsaw.

Football matches will take place in an appropriately large octagonal arena, with a single goal taking up one face. Said goal is guarded by a slow moving blocker, which moves back and forth along the length of the goal line, taking up a maximum of a quarter of it at once. The blocker doesn't actively aim to stop the ball, it just continuously moves.

The first robot to successfully score a goal will be awarded 3 points, and removed from the arena, so the remaining three bots can begin a new round, repeating until all but one bot has scored. The second to score gets 2 points, the third gets one point, and the last gets zero.

All four competitors in the event enter the arena at once, placed evenly around the arena, against one of the non-cardinal walls, facing the centre. A ball, equal in size to a soccer ball, but formed of something less destructible, is placed in the centre at the beginning of each round. The position of each bot will be indicated during the announcement post, being between the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right walls, with the top wall being defined as the goal wall. Reset positions are adjusted by shifting robots clockwise, always keeping one robot in the bottom left.

As an example:
  • Bots A, B, C and D are participating in the event. Bot A is placed in the top left, B in the top right, C in the bottom left, and D in the bottom right.
  • Bot B wins the first round, so is removed and awarded 3 points. On the reset for the second round, A is moved to the top right position, with neither C nor D changing position.
  • Bot C wins the second round, so is removed and awarded 2 points. On the reset for the final round, D is moved to the bottom left position, and A is moved to the bottom right position.
High power weapons, defined as any sort of weapon with 8 or more power, is either tuned down to act as if it was running at 7 (or less) power, or completely disabled, at the choice of the RPer.
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Post by Trihunter » Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm

<big>Event Analysis: Pitball</big>

Three bots go bashin' and crashin' and smashin' into a steel ball, THAT'S ON FIRE&#33; This is a game for people with not pity and zero tolerance for boredom&#33;

Pitball matches take place in an enormous circular rubble pit, 25 meters in diameter. The central 15 meters of the arena is flat and paved with panelling, but the outer edge is a 30 degree incline up rubble.

Robots are positioned anywhere they wish along the outer edge of the panelled floor, though all bots must face parallel to the edge, thus facing sideways relative to the centre of the arena. The Pitball, a gigantic steel wireframe ball with a flaming centre, roughly the size of an 8 year old, is rolled into the arena from a random suitable position along the outer rubble edge to start the match. Bots may only start moving once the Pitball reaches the centre, though.

A goal is scored when a robot pushes the Pitball up and over the outer lip of the wall. The first robot to successfully score a goal will be awarded 3 points, and removed from the arena, so the remaining three bots can begin a new round, returning to the starting positions, repeating until all but one bot has scored. The second to score gets 2 points, the third gets one point, and the last gets zero.

High power weapons, defined as any sort of weapon with 8 or more power, is either tuned down to act as if it was running at 7 (or less) power, or completely disabled, at the choice of the RPer. In addition, all flippers are disabled entirely, though lifters are allowed. No lobbing the ball&#33;
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Post by Trihunter » Sat May 26, 2018 2:51 pm

<big>Event Analysis: Gauntlet</big>

In the olden days, a gauntlet was a type of glove. Right, roboteers, I challenge you to be more interesting than that.

For those less familiar with the Robotica Gauntlet, it looks something like this.

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Robots are paired off, then placed in the same corner of the diamond, facing down different sides, facing some barriers, made from a wooden panel, metal cans, bricks, and concrete paving stones, in that order. Each robot completes their own two legs of the diamond and then returns through the opponent's route, including their rubble, before climbing a ramp up to the Forest of Glass, a bunch of vertical glass strips in the centre of the diamond. When all the glass strips were broken, a final glass sheet lowered, smashing it concludes the Gauntlet. Alternatively, if three minutes pass, the Gauntlet is over.

Points are awarded as follows:
  • 3 points are awarded to bots that win the Gauntlet by smashing the final sheet.
  • 2 points are awarded to bots that make it into the Forest of Glass.
  • 1 point is awarded to bots that make it through all four of their own barriers.
  • 0 points are awarded to bots that fail to clear all of their barriers.
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Post by Trihunter » Sat May 26, 2018 4:08 pm

<big>Event Analysis: Labyrinth</big>

It's time to take these two robots to task, Robotica style&#33;

The Labyrinth arena looks like this. Apologies for crap quality, but I'm working with what I can get. I strongly advise you watch an episode of season 2 or 3 of Robotica to get a feel for it.

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Robots will be paired off to duke it out in the Labyrinth. The two start in the centre, a revolving walled turntable to allow the bots to duel in a tight space for a few second before they can escape. Seven panes of glass, indicated by the white panels, are placed behind various obstacles, and each is worth a value of points for breaking them. (These aren't the same points as the ones that carry between events, don't worry&#33;) Each robot is affixed with a special solid rod that allows them to strike and break the glass, if their design is not normally able to. You may choose where this goes. The obstacles are as follows:
  • Push Box (Bottom right): A large, heavy metal box, that must be pushed back to access the glass. 15 points.
  • Lifting Spikes (Bottom left): Basically the spikes from the Robot Wars reboot, but there's sixteen of them in a square. 15 points.
  • Suspension Bridge (Top left): A loose, wobbly bridge, that curves a bit. Vicious to bots with low ground clearance. 20 points.
  • Flipper (Top): A floor flipper, set to go off at regular invervals. Time your approach correctly to avoid getting launched. 20 points.
  • Rollers (Bottom): A set of wrecking balls, rollers and square divots to catch those without a powerful enough drive train. 25 points
  • Sandbox (Top right): A pit of sand you've gotta drive through. Yup. 25 points.
  • Final Barrier (Right): Only unlocks when all six glass strips are broken, or in the final minute. Only a folding door stands between you and 30 points.
If a robot becomes immobilised in such a way that prevents access to the glass strip, it is counted as broken, but the point value is deducted from the immobilised bot's score.

Once the event has concluded, either once the Final Barrier is broken or five minutes have passed, points are awarded as follows:
  • 3 points are awarded to the robot that has the most points.
  • 2 points are awarded to the losing bot, if they acquired 50 or more points.
  • 1 point is awarded to the losing bot, if they acquired at least 1 point.
  • 0 points are awarded to the losing bot, if they acquired 0 or less points.
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ROBOT 2 HW Shitbot Showdown winner
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Post by Trihunter » Sat May 26, 2018 4:41 pm

<big>Event Analysis: Pinball</big>

Now, according to The Who, all you need to be a 'Pinball Wizard' are supple wrists. But being a teenage boy will have no advantage in this particular contest. Here, you need guts and mechanical power&#33; Each of our surviving robots will try and score as many points as possible, by attempting various challenges...the harder the challenge, the bigger the points&#33; Whoever gets the lowest score will be thrown into the mods and rockers outside&#33;

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Robots take it in turns performing timed runs in the Pinball arena, scoring points. (These aren't the same points as the ones that carry between events, don't worry&#33;) Each robot is given one minute in the Pinball arena to score as many points as you can. The Pit is open, but is is shallow enough that bots with a high enough ground clearance can escape. Obstacle points are as follows:
  • Barrel stacks: Two stacks of six barrels in the corners. 5 points per barrel tipped over.
  • Giant sphere: An enormous metal sphere, initially placed between the seesaw and the right side target. 25 points for pitting the sphere.
  • See-saw: A big see-saw in the centre of the arena. 20 points for driving over it without falling off, once per run.
  • Multiball release: A strange contraption that discharges a swarm of ten balls when impacted. 10 points for releasing the balls (Once per run), 5 points per ball pitted.
  • Swinging car doors: A pair of car doors on a pivot, that flip when driven through. 25 points for a successful flip, once per run.
  • Side targets: Tyres mounted on the arena wall, guarded by a blocker moving across the border of the semicircle, like the Football goalie. Budget cuts mean we don't get the House Robots. :( Simply touch the tyres to score. 50 points for the side walls, 75 for the rear wall, which has two blockers.
The bot that scores the most points wins 3 points, and so on downwards. Ties result in both bots being awarded the higher of the point scores they're tied for.
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ROBOT 2 HW Shitbot Showdown winner
ROBOT 2 Most Trophies (Runner-up)
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Post by MadBull » Thu May 31, 2018 6:57 am

I just want to bring this up, nobody publicly brought this up but I don't wanna let it slip either.

Playzooki's RP for Boy Band against The Animals now says "Post deleted for needless overly explicit content, and nothing even remotely resembling an RP.", after a justified edit of NFX. What was there was sexually explicit to say the least.

Playzooki ffs don't be a moron. I am fine with the odd shitpost but quite frankly the world's stuffed with underage fans of combat robotics, I was one myself, and we really, REALLY can't use a specific shitpost like that here. You know you have had a ban for less than that man, please...
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