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Which robot is going to win Robot Wars Series Ten? (Pick one from each Heat.)

Aftershock
Androne 4000
Apex
Apocalypse
Apollo
Behemoth
Big Nipper
Bucky The Robot
Carbide
Concussion
Coyote
Crackers 'n' Smash
Donald Thump
Eruption
Expulsion
Gabriel 2
Hobgoblin
Iron Awe 6
Magnetar
Nuts 2
Push To Exit
Rapid
Sabretooth
Tauron 2
Terrorhurtz
The Kegs
The Swarm
Thor
Tracktion
Vulture

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2017, 06:10:11 PM »
Yeah the new Carbide trailer is no good. It's basically just a clip show of hits set to Johnny Cash, like I said on Reddit hell I could've done that on my own and uploaded it just to mess with people. I was at least hoping for a non-spoiler trailer that shows some of the series 10 competitors, is that too much to ask? :(

The series 9 trailer was so ****ing good. Why couldn't they have done that again.

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2017, 06:53:10 PM »
I still liked the trailer. Granted it's not as spectacular as previous trailers, but it didn't need to be. It was just to get us hyped up a little. Plus I feel if they showed us actual S10 footage it'd have spoiled too much.

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2017, 06:50:39 AM »
So do you think Carbide will become the next Chaos 2, being the second robot to ever successfully defend their crown? Or will the new field of competitors prove too strong a match for them? Poll added to the top, cast your vote.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2017, 08:04:49 AM »
Without knowing what the new competitors are and what changed with the old ones it's hard to predict what will happen. I mean it's chances are good but that's all I know

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2017, 08:17:40 AM »
I remember that Reddit listed the new series competitors, so here's the ones I remember off the top of my head.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2017, 08:47:56 AM »
I would love to see a Nostalgia side event with people bringing back some of the old ones that are outdated by modern standards. Firestorm being the one I want to see (Chaos 2 and Hypnodisc would be nice to see them one last time)

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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2017, 08:48:09 AM »
Would it be against the rules to post a link to an album of the competitors?

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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2017, 09:02:57 AM »
Would it be against the rules to post a link to an album of the competitors?
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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2017, 09:35:29 AM »
If anyone has better pictures than this, let me know.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
So do you think Carbide will become the next Chaos 2, being the second robot to ever successfully defend their crown? Or will the new field of competitors prove too strong a match for them? Poll added to the top, cast your vote.

I hope not. I don't have anything against robots like Carbide and Tombstone or their teams but I'm getting real tired of horizontal bar spinners beating everything all the time.


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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2017, 10:23:01 AM »
Everyone just needs a shallower wedge, a wider chassis and more casters  :dumb)

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2017, 10:24:59 AM »
OP updated with competitor list and the announcement put in a spoiler.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2017, 12:30:31 PM »
International Championships competitors added to the spreadsheet with pictures.

If anyone wants to copy/paste the link for the spreadsheet to Reddit for me then sure, go for it, I don't have an account.

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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2017, 01:00:43 PM »
International Championships competitors added to the spreadsheet with pictures.

If anyone wants to copy/paste the link for the spreadsheet to Reddit for me then sure, go for it, I don't have an account.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 01:32:35 PM »


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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2017, 11:46:45 AM »
Even more updates added to the competitor spreadsheet. Newer competitor images for various Series Ten competitors, International Championship competitors, and robots that did not compete.

Also, with the release of Robot Wars: The Official Handbook the format of Series Ten has been officially revealed.
  • Round 1: Group Battles: Two three-way battles are held in each heat, with only one outright winner, which will be decided by the Judges if necessary. The winner qualifies directly to Round 3, while the losers enter Round 2.
  • Round 2: Redemption Round: The losers of the Group Battles face each other in head-to-head battles, and only the winner will remain in the competition. It is determined which robot will fight which through their performance in the Group Battle, as whichever robot finished second in one Group Battle will face the robot which placed third in the other Group Battle of the heat.
  • Round 3: Semi Finals: Head-to-head battles between one winner of a Group Battle, and one winner of a Redemption Knockout. The winner qualifies for Round 5 (Heat Final), and the loser qualifies for Round 4 (3rd Place Playoff).
  • Round 4: 3rd Place Playoff: A head-to-head battle between the two robots which lost in Round 3. The winner claims third place within the heat, and qualifies for Round 6 (Wildcard Battle).
  • Round 5: Heat Final: The Heat Final between the two robots to remain undefeated in the episode. The winner of the Heat Final becomes the heat winner, and qualifies for the Grand Final directly, at the Round 7 stage. The loser is automatically placed in Round 6 (Wildcard Battle) alongside the third place finisher of the heat.
  • Round 6: Wildcard Battle: All five robots to lose in the Heat Final, and all five robots to win in the 3rd Place Wildcard battle are placed into one ten-way battle with no time limit. The last robot standing will become the sixth competitor in the Grand Final.
  • Round 7 Onwards: And after this, although not officially confirmed, the Grand Final will presumably play out in the same format as a Heat would.

A release on the BBC Media Centre also confirms the air date as 22nd October but does not yet give a time, likely 7.00 pm or 8.00 pm, though.
Heat A will contain:
  • Sabretooth: Once again it's time to #PrayForGabe.
  • Behemoth: Ever present in Robot Wars.
  • Donald Thump: Making Robot Wars great again.
  • Apollo: Series Eight champions looking to reclaim their crown.
  • Apocalypse: Rookie team with an axe and side grabbers.
  • The Swarm: Five part clusterbot, four parts in the arena for any one battle.

New arena hazard in the form of Fog Of War also confirmed. Pressing the tyre in the arena now has three options, the Doom Dial can swing to the left to open The Pit, it can swing to the right and glow orange to unleash the Rogue House Robot, or it can swing to the right and glow blue to activate the Fog Of War, which fires multiple huge jets of CO2 into the arena and in front of the control booths from the arena corners and under the arena tyre, blinding the roboteers and preventing them from being able to control their robots well.

Very likely to be more news on the way soon. The full lineup has been known for quite a while too, so would it be okay to put up the poll asking who you all think will win, or still not yet?

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2017, 03:53:40 PM »
I like that a lot - eight battles per episode with little chance of exact repeats.  Not a huge fan of the fog of war though

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2017, 04:03:28 PM »
Fog of War means Leighbot for S11 confirmed.

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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2017, 04:04:05 PM »
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2017, 04:07:27 PM »
I was at filming and I can confirm that the Fog of War is a crap hazard. All it does is stop the fight completely for ten seconds because nobody can see.

Also, that's one convoluted format.
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