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Robot Rumble 2.0 Showcases / Re: Team Lightning's Showcase
« on: December 03, 2019, 03:12:40 AM »
1. I know how to paint my bots, but I don't, 2. why is having gearboxes sticking out illegal? Or is it illegal in your tournament?
Do you see any real life combat robots having their drive motors outside of the chassis? No you don't.

In the overall IRL meta, you're supposed to build your bots as what you expect to see in real life competitions such as Battlebots and Robot Wars. Likewise when building these sort of bots in RR2, the rules of realism come into play. Having motors outside of the chassis without any proper support will not acceptable due to a. the motors falling off and dragging along the ground, b. your bot would be disqualify for exposed wiring, and c. floating motors are not possible in IRL. As a result, your bot will not be classed as realistic, and would be rejected from RR2 tournaments running the IRL meta. So when building in the IRL meta, think about how they would be like if they were in real life. There's a handy guide here:  https://gametechmods.com/forums/tutorials-and-tips/irl-a-beginner's-guide/ I know it for Robot Arena 2, but you can easily transfer building tips to RR2.

Also, please used the attachment system, this tutorial should help: https://gametechmods.com/forums/site-news-and-feedback/how-to-use-insert-attachment/

actually, look at battlebots shaft or that bitty bot from robot wars. theres plenty of bots with their drive motors out
Even though those bots have their drive motors exposed, at least that they have visible support under, or around the motors. In shafts case, the motors looks like they are slightly inserted into the main chassis. In Team Lighting's case, the motors of his bot were inserted away from the chassis itself than looking like it's intersecting with the chassis, giving the impression of the motors just floating in mid-air, than being supported like in real life. To your correction, you are allowed to have motors outside of the chassis, but there must be some-kind of visible support for the motors.

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Robot Rumble 2.0 Showcases / Re: Team Lightning's Showcase
« on: December 02, 2019, 04:07:06 PM »
1. I know how to paint my bots, but I don't, 2. why is having gearboxes sticking out illegal? Or is it illegal in your tournament?
Do you see any real life combat robots having their drive motors outside of the chassis? No you don't.

In the overall IRL meta, you're supposed to build your bots as what you expect to see in real life competitions such as Battlebots and Robot Wars. Likewise when building these sort of bots in RR2, the rules of realism come into play. Having motors outside of the chassis without any proper support will not acceptable due to a. the motors falling off and dragging along the ground, b. your bot would be disqualify for exposed wiring, and c. floating motors are not possible in IRL. As a result, your bot will not be classed as realistic, and would be rejected from RR2 tournaments running the IRL meta. So when building in the IRL meta, think about how they would be like if they were in real life. There's a handy guide here:  https://gametechmods.com/forums/tutorials-and-tips/irl-a-beginner's-guide/ I know it for Robot Arena 2, but you can easily transfer building tips to RR2.

Also, please used the attachment system, this tutorial should help: https://gametechmods.com/forums/site-news-and-feedback/how-to-use-insert-attachment/

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Contests / Re: Fight Of The Month
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:25:41 PM »
We used to have that monthly challenge belt, were users enter to win a belt icon to go with their user title. But since users on gtm lost interest in entering, the challenge belt was abandoned. Though if you want to bring up "fight of the month", you might as well just revive the challenge belt.

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Contests / Re: Vote BOTM September Custom
« on: September 11, 2019, 04:58:17 AM »
Thoughts and opinions:

1. Pretty neat replica of the Martian. Though it would help if there was some stats for the bot including weight etc.
2. Hi CodeSilver. That's a pretty nice RR2 bot. However, botm is supposed to be anonymous, because it's meant to be for users to have a guess on who built what etc.   
3. Yeah, that's pretty much a poor man's sandwich. Nothing else to say.

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Hello there. I'm new to GTM it seems.

Recently roboteers faced the issue of their videos disappearing because YouTube's algorithm flagged them as animal abuse. I was wondering if some of you had the same issue and if this also affects RA2 videos or if they are safe as they are mostly listed in the videogames category

>Youtube's Algorithm takes down a bunch of robot combat videos for animal abuse.

> There's clearly no animals present in said videos.



In all seriousness, this is actually quite stupid on Google's part. The programmers that worked on the algorithm should of closely tested their work before launching it onto the site, preventing such incidents like this from happening in the first place. Keep in mind that a large majority of robot combat fights, including live events had been in circulation on YouTube, being the only way to watch the action after the fight happen. So effectively, google had taken down years worth of robot combat fights within the platform being the primary methods of watching them, and google doesn't care. It's a sad day to be part of the community, but what can we do about it?   

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Game Development / Re: E3 2019
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:49:14 AM »
Well, I'll be watching the Nintendo segment with a watch party from my University's Nintendo society. Apart from that, I'll just sit back and enjoy the show.
'Nintendo society'
That is literally the saddest thing i've ever heard.
where do I join?
My university had a Pokemon Society. We held tournaments and watched random episodes of the anime. It was honestly great fun.
Yeah, "Nintendo society" is the closet thing that my University has to actual gaming society. Pretty fun though, if you don't mind the heavy focus on Nintendo consoles.   

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Game Development / Re: E3 2019
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:13:01 AM »
Well, I'll be watching the Nintendo segment with a watch party from my University's Nintendo society. Apart from that, I'll just sit back and enjoy the show.

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Tournament Archives / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: May 26, 2019, 03:12:26 PM »

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Discussion / Re: Stock RA2 should be banned from Bot Of The Month
« on: May 11, 2019, 02:36:49 AM »
Why in the hell in stock in bot of the month? Nothing Is even creative in the damn game, and its so outdated. They always seem to win bot of the month by using SPIKES. If you cant be creative then dont play RA2
If you don't like the Stock meta, then don't disrespect those who happen to play it. End of story.

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Tournament Archives / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: May 10, 2019, 04:04:22 PM »

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Tournament Archives / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:57:25 PM »

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Tournament Archives / Re: RoboGames: Series 2 - OFFICIAL SBV
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:28:05 PM »

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DSL TC Showcases / Re: Redalert's rare DSL builds and WS
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:51:49 AM »
...and how am I supposed to know if something's invented or not, when it hasn't been mentioned to me until last second?
I know I invented Wandering Spinners because they have never been mentioned before, and are definitely new
I removed the extender mounting the drive and weapon motor and mounted the snapper sideways:
(Image removed from quote.)
CRAZY!

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Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: May 07, 2019, 05:04:10 PM »

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DSL TC Showcases / Re: Redalert's rare DSL builds and WS
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:51:34 PM »
Ah. This bot should be posted in RA2 wiki, then. It's a perfect example.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Time to look for something IRL legal to invent that hasn't been made yet- Wandering Spinners are not tournament legal, and InvinciRammers are unrealistic.
Look, the reason why you can't invent stuff that's legal in IRL building is because there is nothing new to invent, Snares are clamps (trust me I know) Wandering spinners are ideas from a long time ago that someone else made, then you rediscovered them under a new name, Invincirammers are just rammers with chassis mounted armor, which anything mounted to the chassis is invincible thus making it a clear exploit of the rules making it illegal. You want to invent stuff but I think before you invent stuff you should try to perfect the bot types there are, like vertical spinners, rammers, flippers, hammers, you want to think your bots are perfect but they are far from it (well idk about your stock bots because I haven't played it for a bit and nobody else is playing stock to compare you to) you need to improve with your robots, and before you go inventing anymore bot types you need to perfect the ones there are.
I have agree with what Code Red said. It's clear that you haven't really done any research into the forums to see what other users have created. I can't blame you for the fact that you might of not known that users like Squirrel_Monkey had created a one wheeled spinner just like the ones you make now from years ago. But even after we flat out tell you about if your creation has already been made, just variations of already existing bots or even flat out tournament illegal, your ego kicks in and starts making a fuss about insisting that you "invented" it, claim it's only for fun and dismiss a lot of what we have to say, instead taking our word and realise the truth. Get out of your ego and look for the truth. It's not difficult.

There's nothing stopping you from experimenting with new bot combinations. Sure, go ahead and invent a side hammer with moving saw-blades, a flipper that shoots flames when it flips or a variation of punching spinner. But seriously, do your research on the forums to see what's been invented already, what's tournament legal, and actually take the word of all of us here on gametechmods, before "inventing" a new bot type and dismiss most views that prove you otherwise.


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Discussion / Re: Community AI pack. (LDAI 3?)
« on: May 06, 2019, 03:25:01 PM »
Just a heads-up, I'm going to redo the last bot on the team I sent you, and pm you that bot to replace the previous one.
You don't need to announce every time you're going to recreate a bot that you made. Not everyone is going to be interested in hearing about someone is going to rebuild a bot that was sent off to the pack creator.

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Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:10:55 PM »

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Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: April 26, 2019, 10:14:31 AM »
Edit:
Wow. I never knew Seismic activity would lose like THAT...

That HS with the bear claws looks like my bot I-BEAM.
Please use a spoiler tag when talking about your bot's tournament performance or anyone's tournament performance so far, even when they lose. It's not that hard, we already told you about this.

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Tournament Archives / Re: AI WARZ 2.0- ANTWEIGHT DIVISION
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:45:07 AM »
Do you really want to put forth effort in making a vid for boring fights, like 2 rammers bumping each other?

Again, I'll post vids of the exciting matches.
It doesn't matter. This isn't ARC, members of GTM do not want to read a wall of text, explaining the fight instead of showing it. If you really don't want to show the boring fights, just make a highlight reel video, or have fade to cut in a video episode to skip the "boring" parts just like with tournaments like Orc Wars etc. Just anything other than a wall of text.

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Tournament Archives / Re: AI WARZ 2.0- ANTWEIGHT DIVISION
« on: April 23, 2019, 05:39:28 AM »
Heads up for you guys, I'm only posting vids of the exciting fights.
Seeing that you've learned nothing from No Mind Devastation, really proves something about your ego. But seriously, we told you this before, nobody on GTM wants to read a wall of text about tournament matches that you deem boring, because what happen then is that nobody get a clear picture about the whole match, we get bored, and we get confused to the point that we just stop following the tournament. All we knew about the first rumble was that one bot gets stuck, another gets turned over and another loses by points without knowing why these events happened and what happen in between. Whatever happened to show don't tell?!

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