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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
Track-Tion
Vulture

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »
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.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2017, 07:22:08 PM »
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.

Seriously? I did this with my toy robots when I was 10. Why would you ever do this? At least battlebots' rumbles were non-binding towards the actual tournaments.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2017, 07:34:51 PM »
They finally move on from the round robin crap. Like in the original run: series 3 changes everything. The 10 way rumble and fog of war make it look like a game show rather than robotic combat. What happens if the swarm and Crackers N Smash get to the 10 way rumble?

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2017, 11:48:03 PM »
They finally move on from the round robin crap. Like in the original run: series 3 changes everything. The 10 way rumble and fog of war make it look like a game show rather than robotic combat. What happens if the swarm and Crackers N Smash get to the 10 way rumble?

The rumble grows.

Watch the Kegs make it too while we're at it.


Can't say im a fan of a lot of aspects of this series. The Fog of War sounds gimmicky, the Heat format seems convoluted, the fact its the smallest RW Series ever blows as well. Can't lie the Rumble does sound fun though.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2017, 01:40:47 AM »
You people just can't stop complaining, can you?

Fog Of War lasts for around five seconds and clears away instantly. It's not like thick cloud of smoke or some sh** that just hangs around in the arena until it all gets vented out like when Chompalot carked it. It's literally just like someone's emptied a fire extinguisher. Plus it doesn't completely obscure the view of the arena, it just makes it harder to see.

Also the new format is pretty good, everyone is guaranteed two fights even if you lose both of them, and it's much less likely to produce matches that have already happened in the Heat. Also because of the new format it was roughly one round filmed per day, meaning more repair time for the roboteers and less chance of zombie robots coming back just to get destroyed again and again.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2017, 01:50:44 AM »
You people just can't stop complaining, can you?
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2017, 02:18:09 AM »
Can you really blame them for adding stuff like the fog of war? It's what the original series did to keep ratings up (case in point: adding a house bot almost every series, drop zone, CO2 spouts, Craig Charles slowly realizing and accepting his pyrophilia by lining half the arena walls with flamethrowers, etc). The intent is fairly clear that they're trying to throw flashy things in to retain the TV audience's attention, because keep in mind that these viewers aren't the same diehard fans that'd drive out to see, say, Robogames live.

What happens if the swarm and Crackers N Smash get to the 10 way rumble?
My guess is that the commentators will really have to put in some work for their paycheck. :dumb)

edit: That format looks really confusing at first, but hopefully it makes more sense in motion than it does on paper.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2017, 02:53:35 AM »
My favorite robots are The Swarm, Vulture and Magnetar  :heart_smiley:
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2017, 04:34:32 AM »
The format is way simpler than any of you are giving it credit for. It's like having a losers bracket just for round 1 - in fact it's basically the same format we ran at beetle champs to ensure everyone got at least 2 fights and it was great!

So excited for the rumble too, it's gonna be mental!

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2017, 02:24:24 PM »


Now THIS is how you do a ****ing trailer. Hype Train coming down the tracks at top speed now, only two weeks to go.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2017, 02:27:36 PM »


Now THIS is how you do a ****ing trailer. Hype Train coming down the tracks at top speed now, only two weeks to go.

WARNING: Major spoilers for some fights that is frankly unavoidable. The robots effected include

Basically, don't watch if you don't like spoilers.

also THIS sh** IS ****ING HYPE
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2017, 02:28:00 PM »
Oh holy trombones and a pogo stick....ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2017, 02:33:01 PM »
If you guys are quoting the trailer post, could you edit your post and delete the link from the post please? Otherwise the formatting goes all weird.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2017, 02:42:57 PM »
Best trailer of the new reboot imo

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« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2017, 03:20:16 PM »

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2017, 04:39:15 PM »
Right, time to dust off this thread by posting a new trailer for Series 10 of Robot Wars from the BBC website. As this was just recently uploaded, it'll be some time before someone posts it on youtube for anyone outside the UK:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jrd4t

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:44 PM »
I think you can just use a VPN, set it to a UK server and you can view it fine. Don't quote me on that, I'm not doing that as I'm a brit myself so really just a stab in the dark.

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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2017, 04:59:14 PM »
I was able to view the trailer just fine and A) I don't pay the BBC my TV tax and B) that's because I live in the USA.

I also just want to say lmao at the stupid spike hazard breaking not once but twice in that trailer. I've been calling those things a joke since series 8.


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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2017, 05:02:01 PM »
I was able to view the trailer just fine and A) I don't pay the BBC my TV tax and B) that's because I live in the USA.

I also just want to say lmao at the stupid spike hazard breaking not once but twice in that trailer. I've been calling those things a joke since series 8.
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Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2017, 05:20:50 PM »
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