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Which robot is going to win Robot Wars Series Nine?

Aftershock
Apex
Apollo
Behemoth
Carbide
Cherub
Chimera 2
Cobra
Concussion
Coyote
Crackers & Smash
Crank-E
Crushtacean
Draven
Eruption
Expulsion
Foxic
Frostbite
Heavy Metal
High-5
Hobgoblin
Ironside 3
Jellyfish
Meggamouse
MR Speed Squared
Ms. Nightshade
Nuts 2
PP3D
Pulsar
Push To Exit
Rapid
Rusty
Sabretooth
Supernova
Tauron
Terrorhurtz
Thor
TMHWK
Trolley Rage
Wyrm

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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2017, 09:01:12 AM »
the rules seem a bit inconsitend to me. Pulsar vs Ironside 3 in the head to head looked like a simmilar situation ass PP3D vs Cherub. But this time both bots got 2 points. I can see why they did that but it doesn't seem right. In this case they could have given 2 points to Behemoth and Cherub in the fight with the Arenaflipper incident too
They cut out the regular post-match interview where Team Outlaw (Ironside 3) said that they saw the immobilisation counter count out Pulsar, and understandably stopped hitting them. The Judges didn't see this, and gave a regular judges decision, to Pulsar. I presume this is because he thought Pulsar had more aggression because Ironside didn't attack them again, but I am not certain that Ellis didn't just bribe Noel Sharkey.

Anyways, once this was mentioned, the judges realised "o s*** we f***ed up" and gave both teams 2 points because they needed repairs and a immediate rematch wouldn't have been fair on Pulsar. Or something. Then they gave 2 points to both teams.

I don't think they could have done anything else.
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #81 on: March 27, 2017, 10:15:19 AM »
That makes more sense ^

Bit rough to repossess points from Pulsar but likewise it wasnt a fair decision against Ironside to loose out on points.

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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #82 on: March 27, 2017, 10:51:49 AM »
the rules seem a bit inconsitend to me. Pulsar vs Ironside 3 in the head to head looked like a simmilar situation ass PP3D vs Cherub. But this time both bots got 2 points. I can see why they did that but it doesn't seem right. In this case they could have given 2 points to Behemoth and Cherub in the fight with the Arenaflipper incident too

The difference was the flipper incident has clear cut rules in place and they acted immediately to rectify it. This particular error with the timer was unprecedented and Ironside had no way to communicate it during the match.

I feel the most fair decision would have been a rematch. But tacking on another fight would have been awkward for many reasons including repair and episode time. Awarding both teams 2 points was the only thing they could have done while being fair and not completely butchering the schedule.

Going forward, I think they need to separate the referee and judge roles in a way similar to Battlebots. I know that this was a technical error and the judges weren't to know at the time, but I think it would be better for allowing the judges to judge the match.

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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
This is exactly the kind of problem refbot would've solved, I'm surprised it first happened this late in the new series. No hard feelings though the even split of points was fair-ish I guess.




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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #84 on: April 02, 2017, 02:17:17 AM »
If they don't fix this format for next season, I'll be damned.

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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2017, 02:41:57 PM »
Next episode is gonna be good I think! :gawe:
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #90 on: April 05, 2017, 06:51:33 AM »



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« Reply #92 on: April 05, 2017, 08:48:30 AM »

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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2017, 08:16:22 AM »
Carbide have that robot so well balanced between damage, stability and reliability.. hardly ever flitches when it hits something..
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
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Re: Robot Wars Series Nine - Episode Discussion
« Reply #98 on: April 16, 2017, 04:57:30 PM »
Agreed. This series was a real damp squib. Predictable snoozefests and 1 hit knockouts. Pales in comparison to Series 8. Not a single standout battle this entire series.
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« Reply #99 on: April 16, 2017, 05:22:10 PM »