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Discussion / Re: The problem with competitive IRL in RA2
« on: July 03, 2018, 02:28:34 PM »
I agree with mostly everything that has been said here. If I only want to play for 10 minutes, I fire up some replicas or IRL bots and play pretend. And that is probably what a lot of new people want to do, too. My dream when I first found RA2 was to have every BB replica and redo the seasons in RA2, and see who would win. That's why a lot of my first bots were replicas when Sonny was basically the only one doing it, and at the time he was only building RW bots. I think it is true most people just want a functional RW or BB game, and RA2 really is the only option.

As a stock OG, I do understand why it's hard to get into the meta. The glitches are hard to explain, even with videos. The DSL meta essentially became Stock 2.0 once 123savethewhales broke the game. It is insanely frustrating to spend hours building a bot, legitimately using all the glitches, minimizing chassis space, only to find out it havoks or you have AGOD and have to scrap it. Now with the sergepatcher, why would't I at least see if the setup gonna work to save a few hours? Why even bother in the first place? I can tell you for a fact stock is at its precipice. We basically broke stock from the inside with Hax Mode, and there are only so many designs and setups still out there when there are only 10 usable components. I still like the challenge of stock of finding those one or two setups still out there, but I just don't personally see it for DSL/stock with graphics updates.

As for IRL, I found it to be a fun way to get out robot ideas that I would want to build IRL. I remember entering Battlebots 1 and half of the bots were DSL meta. Even back then I think we could all look at them and say they weren't in the spirit of IRL (Mr AS I'm looking at you), and that was enough back then. An unoriginal shell spinner with spike spam is certainly not in the spirit of displaying cool ideas. I don't think a weapon spammy bot ever won a tourny back then, and I think hosts do a pretty good job at keeping them out nowadays without any specific rules. The extender bots have taken this to a new level that I was not even at back then, so I can't really comment on the tiny chassis situation.

One idea I think could work, once all weapons are balanced properly, would be a percentage weigh limit that could be used. I'm not doing any math but lets say only 20% of the weight can be used towards weapons. Maybe it can delve a little deeper and say 33% including weapons and weapon motors. Obviously someone will have to figure out the specific numbers, but I think it would work assuming the balance is done properly.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: ra2winner and superbot will save gtm
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:07:19 PM »
You just got fkin bodied pokebro. Superbot for au, cuz he's golden.

Site News and Feedback / Re: What do you think of the like feature?
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
It seems pretty redundant to have both rep and likes, especially when rep refers to specific posts as well.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: I am now a beetleweight
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:13:14 PM »
Scrap daddy for supreme admin.

Stock Showcases / Re: superbots stock bots
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:11:48 PM »
I'm actually impressed as well. Clean setup despite the use of ra2cf. I would like to see you build this legitimately, however.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hello All
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:03:12 PM »
pee why ess cologne

the battlebots toys im seeing in stores are the dopest ****ing thing ive always wished for when i was a kid. damned kids have so much cool sh** nowadays. remember the battlebox arena they had like a decade ago with the robots that were on a wire/tube thing of some sort that you pulled the trigger on the handle it connected to and it made the weapons move? the arena walls would always fall off if you played with any sort of intensity. it was kind of like a freestanding rockem sockem robots type toy in a way, the little armor bits would fall off if you hit the opponent in just the right way. it was the coolest thing at the time but in all reality it was not very good or well designed. i loved that ****ing thing :redface:
dog, I hot glued those damn walls into place. they would not stick at all.

I had all of the grip-and-grapplers, except for Killerhurtz which I think was rare, even a few duplicates. Eventually I cut the trigger and tube off and would just battle them in the arena like pullbacks, pretending the gaps in the walls were pits. Toro had one hell of a flipper once you cut the trigger off.

I'm pretty sure I have the whole set of those grip-activated robots and the little rev-up toys they made (including Bad Attitude, which was released at the very end of the toy line and wasn't available for long). I didn't have the money to get all of the toys so things like the keychains and RC toys I had to pass on.
I remember buying like 5 Atomic Wedgie rev-ups at Toys-R-Us for like 25 cents each. I had most of them as well, including Bad Attitude. As far as the keychains, I remember picking up Ziggo and Snake long after the BB toys were in stores at a Rite Aid. Forgotten stock I suppose.

Anyone remember the Beyblade rip-off battlebot toys? Mauler and Blendo, sure, but ****in Punjar on a beyblade?

DSL TC Showcases / Re: TheRoboteer's Hit and Miss DSL Showcase
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:54:26 PM »
Looks good. I always liked the shape of that robot wars s4 bot, Scar, that got trashed by Firestorm. Nice build.

Stock Showcases / Re: Jon144's Skunkworks [Stock]
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:51:09 PM »
Very nice, my man. 4 chained vs must be fun to toss bots around with.

Impressed with your extender and chassis management already. I'm looking forward to your next bots.

DSL TC Showcases / Re: Virus Bomb DSL Showcase
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:43:09 PM »
My dude.

Stock Showcases / Re: Ra2Winner999 Plays Stock
« on: June 22, 2018, 03:21:14 PM »
Why should any one take the time to write feedback when you can't take the time to crop your images?

You could possibly free up more weight by making the chassis smaller.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Likes are useless.
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:27:02 AM »
I like the idea but the big red button is ugly. I've seen them on other forums under the profile pic that looked pretty good.

Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:56:11 AM »
Growler and Overhaul are incredible, nice work.

Discussion / Re: How did you find Ra2?
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:34:48 PM »
I found RA1 at full price at K-Mart after watching Battlebots and Robot Wars for a while. I remember it would always crash my old gateway desktop. I also bought RA2 for full price at K-Mart.

Stock Showcases / Re: TheRoyalBadger's Stock Showcase
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:24:11 AM »
Well done, you made Black Bear. i have copyright on this 36hs setup. :P

DSL TC Showcases / Re: Tashic's DSL things
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:13:36 PM »
Very nice, I like them all. TechnoWrath and SweetCrazyness are my favorite.

Custom Components Showcase / Re: Pay Tribute With Replicas
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:18:33 AM »
L0L that's great. Beautiful rep.

Stock Showcases / Re: Pwnator's Stock Showcase
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:31:33 PM »
The puzzle of the symmetrical bee has been solved. Nice work on both.

DSL TC Showcases / Re: RedAce's DSL Network
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
Will Tornado be getting royalties from Doot? They don't look that similar other than boxes with modular weps.

Nice design, I like the wheels.

Little Darling is my favorite, but they are all incredible.

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