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War of the Weapons - signups now open
« on: November 07, 2020, 07:02:38 AM »
I was gonna wait abit longer before announcing this, but I couldn't resist the urge anymore, so just gonna let it out now.

 


Competition format
20 bots, separated into five heats of four based on weapon types.
Heat A will be spinners, heat B will be flippers and lifters, heat C will be axes and hammers, heat D will be rammers, heat E will be everything else.
The heats will be round robin, at the end of which, the two bots w/ the most points will advance to the heat final, the winner of which advances to the grand final.
The grand final will see the five heat winners face off in a five-way round robin, at the end of which, the two bots w/ the most points will advance to a championship match, the winner of which will be declared the champion.

Signups
Signups for this tournament are not first come first serve.  Instead, any bots entered that are legal will be added into one of five pools of bots depending on their weapon type, which after signups close, four bots from each pool will be picked to take part in the main competition and fight in the corresponding heat.  Due to all bots of the same weapon type selected for the main competition fighting in the same heat, if a person enters two bots, they must fall into different pools based on their weapon type.
Each person is allowed to enter a maximum of two bots.
Any bots that are legal but not selected for the main competition will fight against other reserves in a rumble or 1v1 match at the end of the series (depending on how many reserves, maybe even a single elimination mini tournament to qualify for the next series’ main competition if there is one).
I will form a panel of two or three other ppl to select the bots for the main competition from each pool when signups are closed, we will be selecting bots to compete based on the following criteria:
Aesthetics - I want bots that look cool to be fighting for the championship
Prior tournament success - this is a good sign of a bot being able to compete well w/ others, so it can therefore help its chances of being picked
Effort - low effort or tryhard bots are less likely to be picked
Signups will close when all five pools contain four or more bots.

Build rules are in this doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZZ8FORLhE2GacPNiUYSNY5W4dlwxThmJSsbn38tf9pA/edit?usp=sharing

Battle rules
I’m hoping for the competition to take place in a custom arena, modified from the 2016 RW arena in terms of starting positions, hazards (and maybe low walls removed depending on feedback).  However, if I’m unable to get this arena finished within a reasonable time frame, then I will use the standard 2016 RW arena instead.
Fights will have a 3 minute time limit, w/ JDs being marked on a score card to determine who wins.
The judging criteria are damage, aggression and control, for each of which 5pts will be split between the two bots.
A bot will be deemed KOd and the fight will end when a bot is flipped out of the arena, has its chassis destroyed, fails to show controlled movement for 20secs or has all of its wheels/tracks removed.
I will allow the fight to continue after a havok if it is minor and doesn’t cause the fight to end or the bot which was on top prior to be on the back foot.
I will try to avoid including havok restarts as the final take of a fight as much as I can, but after 10 or so attempts if I still don’t have a take that doesn’t require a restart, I will choose the one that went the longest before requiring one to be included in the final cut and restart the fight rounded to the nearest minute remaining on the clock at the time of havok/crash.

All legal bots that have been entered are logged in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gy0v3x6mBPXO3nBraN6s1pWR78xZo2IFbrGEqC0O8v4/edit?usp=sharing
Signups are now open.  Max of two entries per person, if you do enter two, both must fit into different categories in the spreadsheet.  I will only be taking entries through pms on GTM or dms on discord @Lilleh__#0625, so make sure to send your bots through one of those two.  I'm looking forward to seeing what gets entered.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2020, 07:00:40 AM by Koi_YTP »
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Re: War of the Weapons - in discussion
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 09:32:37 PM »
These are some of the bots I would like to enter.

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Re: War of the Weapons - in discussion
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 09:33:43 PM »
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Re: War of the Weapons - in discussion
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 03:21:52 PM »
These are some of the bots I would like to enter.
Signups aren't open yet, but I appreciate your interest in taking part in the tournament.
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Re: War of the Weapons - in discussion
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 03:00:55 PM »
What kind of ghetto World War RA2 is this?
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Re: War of the Weapons - signups now open
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 07:00:54 AM »
Signups are now open.  Max of two entries per person, if you do enter two, both must fit into different categories in the spreadsheet linked at the end of the OP.  I will only be taking entries through pms on GTM or dms on discord @Lilleh__#0625, so make sure to send your bots through one of those two.  I'm looking forward to seeing what gets entered.
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