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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #140 on: September 25, 2018, 03:54:34 PM »
i've done irl online before with massimo like 3 years ago and it was really fun to do, mainly since its probably the closet thing you can get to actually robotic combat simulation.

Playing online matches with IRL bots might be kind of awkward though (or not as much fun) simply because the balance between the robots aren't good. Like if you have a robot with a great aesthetic but poor performance, having to control it against opponents with stronger robots and lose could be frustrating.
i dont see how having a better chance than in an AI battle against a stronger bot and being able to pull off some sweet upset victories would be frustrating. right now in current AI irl tournies theres so many dumb losses caused by AI thats i cant possible think of how pvp would be more frustrating aside from the fact you can't blame the AI anymore for your losses lol.

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2018, 03:57:44 PM »
tbh I think that PVP would make IRL much more fair considering that human driving makes IRL more than just who decided to go more """competitive IRL"""
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #142 on: September 25, 2018, 04:05:35 PM »
From personal experience, I've seen stupid moments with AI completely screw over the bot that was winning the fight. The flaws in horizontal spinner and flipper AI are especially glaring, and I think that every tournament, IRL or standard, would have better fights and strategy with online tournaments. A human can take evasive action and exploit armor weaknesses better than any AI, and if we want to get the full experience, we might as well get the experience of using our bots too.
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #143 on: September 25, 2018, 04:07:02 PM »
tbh I think that PVP would make IRL much more fair considering the human driving makes IRL more than just who decided to go more """competitive IRL"""

IRL could be more then big disk or gutrippers with human driving you will have the trade off of weapon or drive as i would hope a human would try to avoid aiming for the big weapon on the front which would make control bots and overheads more viable. For anyone that hasnt watched the online PvP a pushbot actually did well without a single weapon

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #144 on: September 25, 2018, 04:18:02 PM »
I know this has been said 1 million times over again, but an IRL Parsec tournament would be a nice test to see how far we can go with this new technology. I would participate 100%, but with parsec being limited to continents, and differentiating schedules, it would be hard to manage something if this caliber to the same degree these new, huge IRL tournaments have, but hey, I'm down to try it.
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #145 on: September 25, 2018, 04:30:02 PM »
I know this has been said 1 million times over again, but an IRL Parsec tournament would be a nice test to see how far we can go with this new technology. I would participate 100%, but with parsec being limited to continents, and differentiating schedules, it would be hard to manage something if this caliber to the same degree these new, huge IRL tournaments have, but hey, I'm down to try it.

i wouldnt say try to do it on as big a scale and AI tournaments are still good for that but even having 8 man tournaments in each geographical area would add a spark to the game and encourage some creative builds and in most cases they can be completed over a weekend or even in one night

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #146 on: September 25, 2018, 05:36:39 PM »
I don't even think intercontinental would be that bad unless someone has dial-up tier internet

like I've hosted games with apanx and a few bongs and they said it was playable. hell, even kix said it was pretty good and I'm pretty sure he was using his phone as a wireless hot-spot
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #147 on: September 27, 2018, 06:25:57 AM »
Again, it's not a problem. We've hosted intercontinental games and it has worked fine.

It's just no one cares about hosting a tournament. I'd host tons but I've got Windows 7 and I'm not about to upgrade just because someone with Windows 10 can't be bothered to host one damn tourney.

If you care about the future of this game and already have Windows 10, host a tournament, set a time and I'll be there.


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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #148 on: October 21, 2018, 06:02:38 AM »
Not made by me, but very important for DSL-IRL RA2 Parsec tourney. The head of the Roblox robot combat server, Sevalent, decided to start an IRL RA2 Parsec tourney. Since he is too lazy here, I will drop the link instead with authorization from him:

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #149 on: October 21, 2018, 08:24:34 AM »
Not made by me, but very important for DSL-IRL RA2 Parsec tourney. The head of the Roblox robot combat server, Sevalent, decided to start an IRL RA2 Parsec tourney. Since he is too lazy here, I will drop the link instead with authorization from him:


Was a really fun tournament. Surprisingly little crashing and the fights were excellent for the most part. Definitely better than the fights you see out of the AI pretty much across the board. Will certainly be looking forward to future runs of it as well as seeing how the PvP meta for IRL develops.
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #150 on: October 21, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
Yeah. Even though I couldn't compete in the main tourney, the testing fights beforehand were some of my favorite moments in almost two years of playing the game.
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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #151 on: November 06, 2018, 01:48:42 AM »
I wish other people are allowed to make a separate thread for PWS so it will get more attention, we can post more things like opinions and comments on fights there, and I won't have to use this thread as PWS vid dumping ground, as while the host, Sevalent, is here as Sevalent the Fox, he doesn't use GTM.

Anyway, the second installment of the first ever DSL-IRL Parsec tourney by Sevalent is here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Yw70kPcDX1s&

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #152 on: November 06, 2018, 07:01:22 AM »
PWS2 was an even better experience than the first. Thanks to everyone who sent bots or drove, it was super fun

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Re: IMPORTANT: this will save RA2
« Reply #153 on: November 06, 2018, 10:48:13 AM »
PWS2 was fantastic, everyone had loads of fun
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