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Botober 2021
« on: September 25, 2021, 04:59:40 AM »
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It's time for the fourth annual Botober event! As always, the challenge is simple: try to build a bot every day for the whole of October, using the prompts listed below, and post them here or in the RA2 Central Discord for others to enjoy!

-= HOW IT WORKS =-

  • Every day throughout October, you must try and build a robot based on that day's prompt, and post a splash image or screenshot in this thread or in RA2 Central (since GTM's basically dead now lmao).
  • NEW FOR THIS YEAR: You may use either the official Inktober prompts, or you can use an edited prompt list curated by myself, with prompts that I believe are more suitable for combat robot design. Both are provided below, and you can mix-and-match between them over the course of the month.
  • There are no prizes for completing all 31 days. The only prizes are personal satisfaction, and having a fleet of potential new tournament entries. This is meant to be a fun, creative challenge, so please don't push yourself to the point of burnout in trying to complete it.
  • You are free to use any game you like (RA2, RR2, Roblox, GMod, etc.), and any mod/meta you like (Stock, DSL-IRL, Ironforge etc). You are free to use different games/metas for different days.
  • It's fine to build a bot early, as long as you wait until the day of its prompt to post it. Similarly, it's fine to build a bot late if you need to catch up.
  • As ever, I will be taking part myself, and I hope to build past Day 3 this time.

-= THE GOALS OF BOTOBER =-

  • Test your creativity and building skills. Try out different weapon systems, weight classes, and even new games or metas. Don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone.
  • Build up your roster. The more days you complete, the more new robots you'll have, ready to be polished up and sent into tournaments.
  • Botober is a personal challenge - you're competing against the prompts and your own creative limits, not other people. Don't be discouraged if you feel like other people's builds are better than yours, and don't feel like your creations have to be perfect before you showcase them. Remember, you can always revisit and refine your Botober creations after the challenge is over.

-= BOTOBER 2021 PROMPT LIST =-

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 05:10:28 AM »
Time to try this again.

Hey at least I already made Day 1 already.
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 10:38:03 AM »
Day 1: Crystal
Crystalized - based on Camellia's album of the same name

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 06:12:20 PM »
 Day 1: Made a 3 wheeled robot with an crystal shaped spinner
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2021, 10:21:05 AM »
Day 1: Onyx Steel

Wait, what do you mean it's the 2nd? What do you mean 'onyx isn't technically a crystal?' Shut up and take my CW undercutter!

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2021, 11:02:16 AM »
Forgot to post my Day 1 bot here, whoops

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2021, 03:20:02 PM »
And indeed, here it is:

 
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It's completely impractical for actual combat, but it's nice to look at. It also didn't take me very long to build, which is always a bonus. Leaves me free to spend the rest of the evening doing other things.
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2021, 04:38:56 PM »
Day 2: Blazing Blazer

So I wasn't planning to adhere to the original prompt of 'Suit,' but than I came up with a really dumb name and took the opportunity to experiment with 30cm extenders to make weight-efficient wheelguards. Overall happy with this for what it is, though I should probably start making some more interesting bots in future haha

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2021, 07:08:31 PM »
 Day 2: Uknown Hitman - Cambers and an experimental flipper setup that didn't do good unfortunately 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2021, 10:12:28 PM »
Day 2: Suit
Leangle - MW axe. Not entirely proud of this one but I feel like I can execute it better.
                         Also, if you're wondering why I chose this, well, "Suit of clubs"
 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2021, 10:59:30 AM »
Day 3: Wolfpack

To counter the hordes of sailboats on this day, I built a multibot inspired by the Hecht Wolfpack, a squadron of WW2 U-boats. Is it good? I don't know. Is it hell for anyone who hosts it? Most definitely.

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2021, 06:53:49 PM »
 Day 3: Vessel

Here's what used to be a boat, thankfully it has now found a new purpose, being used as a prop for a local popstar band.

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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2021, 12:26:38 PM »
Had difficulty coming up with something for Day 3. This is what I managed to get done: it's a racing cataraman that's turned evil and started running people over.

 
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At some point I'm going to build something that's actually practical for tournament play, but today is not that day.
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2021, 05:36:36 PM »
oh no I'm back on my bullsh**

 
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On the plus side, this will probably end up being one of my main 2.5 bots. Just needs a little tidying-up (and for me to ascertain whether its 72V Perm 132 is indeed overkill) and it should be ready to go.
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2021, 07:10:58 PM »

 
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While not an effective bot in general, It's really fun seeing it zigzag across the arena like it has a prototype version of the meltybrain
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2021, 06:52:26 AM »
Day 4: Vessel
Bang Bang Simulations - HW Tantrum clone. Ngl, disappointed for the most part, but I plan on revisiting this, cause the idea is great IMO, and even this version isn't completely rubbish.
 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2021, 03:51:23 PM »
Struggled to come up with something for the Day 5 theme, and eventually went for Raven from Teen Titans. It's another wedge flamer, but I tried to do something a bit different with the reverse-wedge at the back.

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2021, 08:36:21 PM »
 
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A Cruiserweight that hits like a truck  but gyro nerfs this bot unfortunately
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2021, 03:43:02 PM »
I know I already built a flamethrower yesterday, but once you've built a robot designed to look like a bottle of alcohol, there's only one possible weapon you can give it...

 
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Re: Botober 2021
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2021, 06:44:34 PM »
Made an overkill clamp that is pretty fun to use ngl
 
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