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Brackets, Vids, and Awards / Re: Apex: Elite Series
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:22:00 PM »
Yes the majority of the rules are tweaked from Deathmatch <3
Good to know I'm formatting the rules rather well then.  I might as well make a copy/paste template for this stuff.  <3

But hell yeah I'm down for this.

Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:05:32 AM »
Round 2 Match-ups are now up.

Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:04:34 PM »
At long last, Robotic Murder Party 2 Round 1 is now up!

I will post Round 2 match-ups momentarily.

(Also sorry about the sound issues with the minigame, but also the sounds from the game are coming in quite fuzzy in general, and I don't know why that was when I was recording).

DSL TC Showcases / Re: RedAce's DSL Showcase
« on: March 14, 2019, 06:00:47 PM »

Still trying to mess around with extenderbots, and I'm gonna be honest, I still don't know what I'm doing.  Taking some notes from other builders and responses from discord, and I'm getting mixed answers.  Some said it's solid, others say not so much.  Probably not a good thing in the long run.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: spatula city
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:49:53 AM »
This is quite possibly the most Thrackerzod thing that Thrackerzod has ever Thrackerzoded.  I expected nothing less.

DSL TC Showcases / Re: RedAce's DSL Showcase
« on: March 12, 2019, 05:44:25 PM »

Inspired by SawBlaze primarily.  It's not too bad from testing, but the arm loves to pick up momentum and is rather slow otherwise.  The typhoons are more meant to either be a backup weapon with momentum and/or trap bots in front to avoid bots getting too far over the wedge and into the saw arm.  I wasn't sure what to place without the bot kinda looking ugly.  I should also reskin the TazBot wheels and saw.  Right now it kinda looks out of place.

Stock Showcases / Re: RedAce's Stock Showcase
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:00:09 PM »

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This feels more like a proof of concept style of HS than anything really.  I guess this was a Mr. Hell bot from Starcore AI V3.  An undercutter 24HS.  Kinda wanted to keep that style and get the weapons to actually all hit and do some actual undercutting, and give stronger armor.  So it has some top and bottom armor, and the plows seem wide enough to not  easily expose the wheels.  Why this style of weapon formation?  Well, Geese actually did this kinda same style for a Bitter Box rebuild a year ago, and wanted to kinda keep the same style for the other bots in the team.  Also kinda gives the "Devil's Horns" kinda vibe as well, so I guess that's neat.  Also even if I did have the 24 kg, im not entirely sure what exactly I could use beyond at least maybe two casters.

Also side note, the extender work is something I'm kinda iffy on.  It took a while to come up with it and get it actually done, but I don't even know if this was my best work as well.

I regularly like what I see for Starcore rebuilds that people (yourself included) do. I know I had a PC failure that helped to cause failed attempt at a Starcore AI V4/5 a few years ago, and I am currently back from sick for weeks and then a 2 1/2 week stay at hospital (had 2 strokes) but when I can get going again I would like to try again to assemble all the good work and updates into an updated Starcore pack. You all are doing wonderful work and would be great to assemble into a full pack again.

Hey, good to see ya back again man.  Sorry to hear about the illness, but here's hoping you feel better soon.  But yeah, as far as SCAI rebuilds, I do actually have a good amount of bots rebuilt, and even most of the submissions from the revival Google folders thing from 2-1/2 years ago, mostly to keep the V4 Alpha build pack I have currently up to date.  Some are alright from my testing, but others are rather good, but I would like to keep trying to give that spirit of the original bot back somehow.  I guess speaking of bots that I have rebuilt, here's the one that took this months Unrealistic section of BOTM:

I recall Pwn building this one like a year ago, and recall him struggling, and I think the solution to making a good Vortex CE was to have a 4-SnapperII build, which is what I took for this approach.  Was a bitch and a half to get both snappers stacked in the exact rotation, and I think I lucked out I even got the two snappers stacked anyway, but I feel I could still rebuild this but with two static HPZ's stacked with ASAS, just to keep it stable.  Cause this is a 24HS, and damn is this thing crazy as hell.  Once this thing picks up speed, this is pure kinetic energy, and it's dangerous.  Kinda took the name into a pun for the bot, and I know CE is meant to be a modernized version of Vortex from SCAIv2, but ironically, Vortex CE has aged poorly, and either name could've worked, but I kinda liked the sound of "Vortex KE".  Still, this is a pretty good rebuild, one of the better ones I made if I recall correctly.

DSL TC Showcases / Re: RedAce's DSL Showcase
« on: March 05, 2019, 05:11:13 PM »
are you using regular npcs or npc fasts
Regular ones.

DSL TC Showcases / Re: RedAce's DSL Showcase
« on: March 05, 2019, 03:11:42 PM »
I guess it'll give me an excuse to try DSL 2.1 again so sure why not.
Okay I regret this decision.

Slightly cloned Geese's VS, but whatever.  I feel I'm not quite doing it right, but it beat the crap out of Fat Rat, and Wheel of Misfortune, so I guess it's alright, but feels weird.

Public Tournament Discussion / Re: General Tournament Discussion
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:55:04 AM »
I guess it'll give me an excuse to try DSL 2.1 again so sure why not.

Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:34:42 PM »
i'm gonna be 'that guy' and say that wen's hammer doesn't look legal with how close the snappers and zteks are.

not really a big deal tho
Oops.  Never noticed that actually.   I was more concerned on how similar it looked nearly identical to a similar bot I built like four years ago, as Wen mentioned.  Doesn't seem to matter too much in the end.

Also, got a good chunk of progress on recordings so far, but I'll be lucky if I can get a video out this week.  Also, if entrants can get back on me on your PM I sent, that would be great.

Tournament Archives / Re: Deathmatch 3 - SBV
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:12:02 PM »

Tournament Archives / Re: Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: February 24, 2019, 07:56:50 PM »
Round 1 Match-ups are now up!  Hopefully, I will be able to provide those by at least next week, so you've got some time to predict.

Tournament Archives / Re: Deathmatch 3 - SBV
« on: February 24, 2019, 04:00:23 PM »
At last, the Grand Final for Deathmatch 3 is now up!

And that's the end of that chapter.  I unfortunately won't be doing any grudge matches due to a lack of time on my end, and as for Deathmatch 4?  Almost certainly going to happen, but it won't be happening until a little bit later since I have another tournament to complete first and that will take quite a bit of time.

Tournament Archives / Robotic Murder Party 2 - SBV
« on: February 23, 2019, 05:29:04 PM »

Well, better late than never, but we're finally here.  Sorry this took even longer.  Much like Deathmatch 2, a somewhat busy life can hamper free time for tournaments.  Handling two tournaments at once is much more difficult than when I first thought, especially one as complex as this.  So, let's get the ball rolling now.  Match-ups, Videos, and Rankings will be posted weekly, but I will do everything possible to record everything within this week.  Won't be easy though.

Stock Showcases / Re: RedAce's Stock Showcase
« on: February 23, 2019, 05:13:55 PM »
the challenge comes from doing it with two extenders for weapons but it's still a nice build

knew i was missing something. red ace you cheater
that wasn't listed in the quota  :c

Also I was really scrunched for weight, as I was just off by 1 claw.  Not only that, but I had to find a way to make the chassis weigh like 17kg, and there was just no way I could squeeze that in with the setup I did.  Oh well.

Stock Showcases / Re: RedAce's Stock Showcase
« on: February 23, 2019, 03:20:37 PM »
Try a 5ztek, 45 claw HS..
I decided to give this a try as well.  Was Brainstorming the math at work and just did a simple setup to keep it easy for building.

Doesn't do too bad actually.  I thought it might be mediocre or lose it's weapons due to the motors being half the power of HPZs, but seems to keep enough of its weapons for the war of attrition.  I might even get experimental and see if I can get maybe a 6 ZTek HS but only a 42 HS and see how far I can go with that.  Nothing too spectacular aside from that, but I guess I managed to do it so yay(?).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: ra2
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:04:33 AM »
Been playing for over a decade, and still do play this day obviously, but with a much less passion than usual.  It feels like it has nothing left to offer or I feel like I've done all I can possibly do.  I try to keep up with the forum as a whole, but much less than I ever could.  Hosting tournaments keep me going more than usual building at times,  but it can really burn me out later down the road.  Sometimes, even those are bittersweet to me.

Stock Showcases / Re: RedAce's Stock Showcase
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:19:56 PM »
Gonna celebrate RA2's 16th Anniversary a little late, but eh.  I didn't have much anyway, but I got a couple SCAI Inspired builds, although I'm not entirely sure if they could be completely fit to be full-on rebuilds, cause some I probably went a little too far off track with how the original build was.

Kinda revealed this one yesterday, but I feel I should show it regardless.  As stated, it's most likely a good bot, but as a Spikefan bot, maybe not as much.  I did want to implement the spike wedge and Dual VS design.  At least I tried to keep it kinda unique.

Time Pixie I took some liberties from the Piston-Sidehammer idea, but making a separate Poker/Sidehammer hybrid would be interesting, but I don't think it would help make a good design due to the counter-intuitiveness of it.  Not much else to say to be honest.

Infernium is strange for me, but I think I implemented enough details from the original bot to feel it would be an appropriate rebuild.  2WD, VS with alternating weapons from the original, Ramplate armored front sloped wedge, the works.  But it feels too different at the same time.

Kraken I feel kinda proud of, but out of all these, I feel this is the least inspired from the original idea.  Not entirely sure what I could do to make it better against non-HS at this point, which is what Pokers kinda suffer from.

At least they're kinda good on their own merits, so as a builder, that might be an accomplishment.

Stock Showcases / Re: geese builds stock
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:55:40 PM »
The last two Starcore AI rebuilds are pretty sick.

I also kinda like how you kept the authenticity for Spikefan, probably a lot better than how I made my approach.

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