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Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:49:55 PM »
right so i had this idea, see

the idea is that people don't play stock because dsl is the new hotness and they see stock as this super advanced meta where newbies can't break in because it takes too much effort

so my thought was, why doesnt someone do a stock tournament designed exclusively for stock rookies, to help them get started and improve as time goes on?

General Rules:
-Stock MW
-maximum of 32 entries, though the tournament will start with 16 if interest is low
-One entrant per person to start (more on that later)

Building rules:
-General stock rules apply.
-Your robot must weigh between 389.0 and 399.0 kg.
-Usage of BFE, AAM, Hax Mode, and CF (Including RO7 Break) are prohibited.
-Cheatbot2 parts are banned, with the exception of the Flamethrower.
-Robots must have two powered wheels minimum, and the robot must exhibit controlled movement.
-Multibots are allowed, provided they are of similar weight (no distraction bots)
-Modular robots are not allowed.
-Melty-brain style AI is not allowed.
-You can update your entry once and only once.
-Any attempt to find a "loophole" in these rules will get you barred from the tournament permanently.

Match Rules:
-2 minute time limit
-1v1 battles, best of 3
-Matches will take place in the GTMCS2 arena, likely reskinned
-If a match-altering havok explosion occurs, the match will be restarted, and a penalty will be given to the robot which most likely caused the havok. If a robot earns two penalties, it will be disqualified from the match.
-The bracket will be single elimination.

Entry limitations:
-This tournament is restricted to those who have little to no stock experience, or are still learning how to build stock efficiently. Experienced stock builders will be barred from entry.


The goal of this tournament is to help newcomers and inexperienced players learn how to play stock, and work to improve and become skilled in a new, relatively unexplored area of RA2, at least in this day and age.

When the tournament starts, each robot will have its internals posted alongside its outer skin, allowing more experienced builders to critique each robot and give the builders advice on how to make them better. Following the first tournament, a second signup phase will open, allowing builders to go back, improve their robots, and also to let in any newcomers who missed the first signup phase. This will go for three rounds minimum.

I hope this has a positive reception, because I think a lot of people pass off stock as "something they can never do" despite all the skilled builders this forum really has. This is a chance to unlock some new, untapped potential! Go wild!

ENTRY LIST
1. FightingBotInformal
2. Sickle robotics
3. NeonCalypso
4. Redalert
5. Hoppin
6. Plerco
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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 10:47:05 AM »
Stock me up

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 11:08:20 AM »
Haha bring it on, my popup’s sh** and can barely drive straight anyways.

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
Great idea, Badnik!

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Experienced stock builders will be barred from entry.

...but it this tournament for newb's and not experienced players like Starcore, Clickbeetle, Pysycolone (however his name's spelled), etc.?

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 10:58:19 AM »
I feel that if this sort tournament would work if it generated interest outside of GTM. Just think about it, being a member on the unofficial RA2 Facebook page, there are plenty of non-GTM linked users who mostly build in DSL-IRL meta, but never really gave Stock unrealistic a try for numerous reasons. So it might to be a good idea to promote and show off what can be done in Stock else where as well as on GTM. Remember, it's only a suggestion to try and gain more interest for the meta outside of GTM, either if this tournament comes down to "Just give it ago". You could be surprised, there could be a few people out there who wish to enter.   

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »
signups will open tomorrow. good luck everyone

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 02:11:14 PM »
Can you give a stronger definition of what an "inexperienced stock builder" is? Would someone like me be considered an inexperienced stock builder? I'm going to guess not.

Also if someone sends in an entry that is too good (e.g. 36 HS on 4 HPZs) does that immediately disqualify them?

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 07:23:36 PM »
Can you give a stronger definition of what an "inexperienced stock builder" is? Would someone like me be considered an inexperienced stock builder? I'm going to guess not.

Also if someone sends in an entry that is too good (e.g. 36 HS on 4 HPZs) does that immediately disqualify them?

I would class an "inexperienced stock builder" as one that hasn't had much tournament experience or success, and isn't at the top level of building yet. I'd class you in that category.

Also yeah if someone sends me a really good bot then they don't really need the help I'm giving here do they?

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Re: Stock Boot Camp
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 09:28:11 PM »
right so i had this idea, see

the idea is that people don't play stock because dsl is the new hotness and they see stock as this super advanced meta where newbies can't break in because it takes too much effort

so my thought was, why doesnt someone do a stock tournament designed exclusively for stock rookies, to help them get started and improve as time goes on?

General Rules:
-Stock MW
-maximum of 32 entries, though the tournament will start with 16 if interest is low
-One entrant per person to start (more on that later)

Building rules:
-General stock rules apply.
-Your robot must weigh between 389.0 and 399.0 kg.
-Usage of BFE, AAM, Hax Mode, and CF (Including RO7 Break) are prohibited.
-Cheatbot2 parts are banned, with the exception of the Flamethrower.
-Robots must have two powered wheels minimum, and the robot must exhibit controlled movement.
-Multibots are allowed, provided they are of similar weight (no distraction bots)
-Modular robots are not allowed.
-Melty-brain style AI is not allowed.
-You can update your entry once and only once.
-Any attempt to find a "loophole" in these rules will get you barred from the tournament permanently.

Match Rules:
-2 minute time limit
-1v1 battles, best of 3
-Matches will take place in the GTMCS2 arena, likely reskinned
-If a match-altering havok explosion occurs, the match will be restarted, and a penalty will be given to the robot which most likely caused the havok. If a robot earns two penalties, it will be disqualified from the match.
-The bracket will be single elimination.

Entry limitations:
-This tournament is restricted to those who have little to no stock experience, or are still learning how to build stock efficiently. Experienced stock builders will be barred from entry.


The goal of this tournament is to help newcomers and inexperienced players learn how to play stock, and work to improve and become skilled in a new, relatively unexplored area of RA2, at least in this day and age.

When the tournament starts, each robot will have its internals posted alongside its outer skin, allowing more experienced builders to critique each robot and give the builders advice on how to make them better. Following the first tournament, a second signup phase will open, allowing builders to go back, improve their robots, and also to let in any newcomers who missed the first signup phase. This will go for three rounds minimum.

I hope this has a positive reception, because I think a lot of people pass off stock as "something they can never do" despite all the skilled builders this forum really has. This is a chance to unlock some new, untapped potential! Go wild!

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 10:37:09 PM »
FBI accepted
edit: Sickle robotics accepted
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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 10:25:11 AM »
NeonCalypso accepted

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2018, 12:47:41 PM »
I have only entered into 1 tournament so far...

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2018, 12:57:20 PM »
can i enter

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2018, 12:58:46 PM »
If I’ve been doing stock irl for a few months, does that mean I can do stock unrealistic for this?

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2018, 01:53:06 PM »
If I’ve been doing stock irl for a few months, does that mean I can do stock unrealistic for this?

i don't count stock irl as having stock experience so go ahead

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2018, 02:03:49 PM »
also reminder to all participants that your robot must weigh AT LEAST 389kg to be accepted. if you have extra weight, use it. that's one of the most important rules of stock.

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 03:16:05 PM »
Hoppin accepted

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 12:26:12 PM »
I am already so so experirence, but i will submit something with 1 error so it will  e accepted
Can you define exactly what you mean by makes sense and irl an no loopholes  in your rules? thanks








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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 09:18:24 PM »
Plerco accepted.

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Re: Stock Boot Camp - SIGNUPS
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:17 PM »
Redalert accepted.