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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2010, 11:47:49 PM »
:O I thought we lost you RFS lol
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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2010, 12:30:48 AM »
I'm, you know, "around". I make on average 10 posts a year according to my join date. :P

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #102 on: January 06, 2010, 09:08:58 AM »
Hey RFS. Infy is gone most of the time now anyway.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #103 on: January 06, 2010, 09:50:31 AM »
Hello again RFS.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #104 on: January 06, 2010, 12:17:40 PM »
Nice to see you back!

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #105 on: January 06, 2010, 02:15:41 PM »
Yay! RFS is back!

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #107 on: January 06, 2010, 06:38:12 PM »
Some bots by Rudukai13. And it led to some interesting finds.
 
http://web.archive.org/web/20061019230155/www.robotarena.com/wizforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5400&PN=1&TPN=1
 
Quotes are from his STOCK showcase
 
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"The firs is a robot that was inspired by another robot on the forum. It's called RETHOS. It is a "concept" robot, where I built it on the premise that it would not work very well, but it actually is my best/favorite robot so far. It works very well on it's side but this it is now self righting. It works great and is surprisingly strong. *I know this looks alot like Lugicia's recent robot, and it certainly does. I had a design that worked very well for a long time, and then Luigicia posted his bot and talked about putting servos on it, and I thought that would help this robot, so I rebuilt it with servos. If it upsets Luigicia, I can remove this robot from the showcase, but I felt that since it was my favorite robot I should show it.*"
 
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j194/Rudukai13/screenshot_8.jpg
 
I'm sure it upsets Naryar insead!
 
 
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CounterPart: Joe's interchangeable bot is not an improved clone!
 
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At this point Luvekian Rants:
 
"First off: guys, chill out. You're bickering like little kids on a freaking elementary school playground, 'Oh, my mom could beat up your mom" "no she couldn't, dood use square extenders" "no they're the same" "no they aren't."

Second: Square extenders, as many have observed, have slightly more weight than round ones. They are the same strength. The reason to use round ones instead of square is to save that weight for other uses. The thing is, when you're dealing with a piddling one or two kg, it really doesn't matter much unless you're teetering on a line between two classes. but it's also true that square extenders look different, to some people cooler, and are easier to find and align side attachment points on...so they have that going for them. it's a personal choice, and when the line between classes isn't within only a few kg, it really DOESN'T matter because you can't add a weapon or upgrade armor with only 5 KG.

Third: If I may offer a suggestion, you're using a few too many batteries. Even three DDT's and two HP Z-Teks shouldn't need FOUR Supervolts. Try it with two and see if you can go for three minutes without running low on power. With the later bot (don't remember the name, maybe Vampyre Slayer) you could probably suffice with fewer of the small battery packs and use that weight to put on a few more weapons to the tribar.
One way to do that is to slap on a 20cm extender, then select the side mount point for another one and attach it onto the previous one. That way you have used very little space to give yourself TWO weapon attachment points, rather than just one. For examples see almost any thread on the showcase.

Those are some suggestions that I have, hope they help."
 
And Vertigo suddenly goes on the attack like sage:
 
"Okay, elementary playground might be, but it's NOT "one or two kg". Bots don't simply use 40cm of extender, it's accualy much more. Every 20cm you use, you more than double the weight of the extenders used in your robot.

Example: One of my HW VS's, picked from random, uses 440cm's of extenders. not much at all and they're plenty of robots with more. That's 44kg's with round extenders. With square it would EASILY top 90 kg's, with the calculations it would be more. 45kg's is JUST 1 or two kg's? No, with that much weight you could do lots.


Is it worth it? Comon people, if you're too lazy to freaking get the extenders facing the right way don't showcase the robot. My $.02. Maybe you feel that the weight gain isn't relavent. I certainly do but it's just my opinion.

Anyways, cannons aren't allowed in tourneys or anything. Might wanna rebuild it as a hammer, it seems like the closest design. For tips, try to focus on only 1 or 2 weapon designs. Bots with multiple weapons fighting against each other isn't really helpful in combat. The one you posted with the hammer and stuff all on 1 might lose to a Starcore LW, and certainly would lose against an MW. If you focused on 1 design it would be more powerful. For the HS, it is totally possible to make it an MW. 2 bots entered in BBEANS have an extra snowplow in relation to your bot and are MW's. It looks cool but I don't think it could do much. Keep in mind you only need 1 supervolt.

BTW for multibots, you use bot file editing (Don't ask how) and 1 of the bots will need saws or discs for drive. Wheels don't work on the 2nd bot."


 
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After Some concept bots, II and other begin flaming him, Avenger comes out twith words of wisdom:
 
"You never know, some day some "noob" making concept bots will discover some super glitch, or come up with some insanely good design. Think of the rupt glitch, for instance. "
 
Mistaking it for sarcasm, Rudukai gets a swift kick by SpyGuy.
 
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Showcase cuts off here, I'm just guessing from now on.
 
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There, 100 bots made in RA2, all of which will make Sage, Inf and Naryar cringe.
 
Enjoy.
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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2010, 10:45:06 PM »
Oh boy, a 2nd LRA2.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #109 on: January 07, 2010, 05:42:05 AM »
@S32: No it doesn't... i've made a TEAM of DSL crawlers, so why would the view of one in something else than a tournament would upset me ?

Oh boy, a 2nd LRA2.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #111 on: January 07, 2010, 12:53:40 PM »
Oh boy, a 2nd LRA2.

Surprised ?

LOL....he was so bad I checked his IP right after he joined (maybe he will see this and slow down)
I guess JoeBlo deleted his post.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #112 on: January 07, 2010, 01:45:42 PM »
I deleted it lol I wrote that when I was really tired and then realised it was unnesescary lol

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2010, 05:14:19 PM »
Some off-topic classics!


The original COOL MAN's Forum thread:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050315103223/www.robotarena.com/wizforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3937&PN=1&TPN=1


Anyone remember the Nanaman/Try Me controversy?
http://web.archive.org/web/20050315103016/www.robotarena.com/wizforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3945&PN=1&TPN=1


Sonic_Boom and HackerX get banned:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040825154553/www.robotarena.com/wizforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3439&PN=1&TPN=1


I looked ALL OVER for the RyanRulez's Component Pack thread, but couldn't find it.   That one is the biggest controversy I can remember.


So, Redline... now that you're here and a respected bot-builder and everything... what was that component pack really?  Did you make the whole thing up like everyone thought?

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2010, 06:25:52 AM »
I saw a preview.

In short, a lot of components get fixed, RA1 bots are rebuilt, and some awesome UI added.

As far as I can tell.
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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2010, 10:54:34 AM »
I saw a preview.

In short, a lot of components get fixed, RA1 bots are rebuilt, and some awesome UI added.

As far as I can tell.
huh? RA1 bots in RA2?

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #116 on: January 10, 2010, 02:17:48 PM »
Whoa! I just checked some of the old pictures i have in my photobucket account and found some bots that I made about 3 years ago on the old forum.








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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #118 on: January 10, 2010, 05:47:04 PM »
*a bunch of awesome bots*
Ahh i remember those. Intellect Devourer is still my favorite bot of yours.

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Re: A blast from the past... Checkin' da archives.
« Reply #119 on: January 16, 2010, 03:22:24 AM »
http://i46.tinypic.com/g2v.jpg

Old promotional picture for the RFS AI Pack. Circa 2003.

edit: Each row of 6 is 1 AI team from the game. 30 teams total in the V1.5 pack, that's all of them.
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