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Title: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on March 06, 2017, 10:27:28 AM
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TOURNAMENT FORMAT
With the release of Robot Wars: The Official Handbook (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robot-Wars-Official-Handbook/dp/1407184709/ref=pd_cart_vw_2_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1407184709&pd_rd_r=SY3MVA854ZNS6TRYZC1B&pd_rd_w=Q8bE1&pd_rd_wg=jUaE7&psc=1&refRID=SY3MVA854ZNS6TRYZC1B) the format of Series Ten has been officially revealed.

FULL COMPETITOR LIST
HERE! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H64QTp_TvsCjp4raQF9ImX2AaHEGOenWeRGCpvEqTCU/edit?usp=sharing)
If anyone has better pictures than this, let me know.
Similarly, if you want me to delete it, let me know.

TEAM PHOTOS

OFFICIAL TRAILERS AND VIDEOS
https://youtu.be/pISM3auoRcE
https://youtu.be/0ujyLMYDvfQ
https://youtu.be/Zsjll0oBLA0
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: TGM on March 06, 2017, 10:33:18 AM
This thing real?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on March 06, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
This thing real?
Very much real.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark-Al on March 06, 2017, 10:51:51 AM
This thing real?
Very much real.
Still a bit worried with how much time Roboters are give to build a Robot (Still the same about 2 months) despite the fact some are still being built and some haven't been built as of yet. Also, I do like the fact they want Feather Weights to show off in side events but if anyone can remember back the Feather Weight events in Series 7, then you know what I mean by this.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Mazakari on March 06, 2017, 01:41:58 PM
Might be reading too much into this, but could the introduction of featherweights mean there are less heavyweight battles in an episode? Perhaps in the way of ditching the round robin...?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RageTester on April 23, 2017, 12:35:53 PM
Round robin is good, what should be replaced is the 2 winners from round robin fighting each other right after round robin, I would rather see both of them go against other group bots 1st vs 2nd and 2nd vs 1st...
 the proper way like hockey, soccer and other sports are doing it.
In fact round robin could be better replacement for group battle, cuz there is often teaming against other bots, and 3 way fight in grand finale episode is just ridiculous...
Every bot having at least 3 fights, if they can fix them on time, sure would be more fun!
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on September 18, 2017, 06:28:03 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ke4yqKv.jpg)

I mean, I kinda want to bring this thread back, sooo... Possible air date, no confirmation yet from Mentorn or the BBC.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: powerrave on September 23, 2017, 09:02:29 AM
Interesting. Hope it's real.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Badger on September 23, 2017, 09:07:48 AM
Seems like he was spot on!
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Avalanche on September 23, 2017, 09:20:46 AM
Seems like he was spot on!

What do you mean?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Badger on September 23, 2017, 09:35:12 AM
Seems like he was spot on!

What do you mean?
I mean I'm retarded and I thought we were in October
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on September 23, 2017, 09:45:38 AM
Smooth.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Avalanche on September 23, 2017, 12:23:32 PM
Smooth.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 01, 2017, 02:13:36 PM
https://youtu.be/pISM3auoRcE
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The big teaser we were all supposed to be getting hyped for that doesn't actually tease anything.
No Series Ten footage here, but there is one fairly obvious confirmed competitor, so that's something.
Also, date officially confirmed, cool.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark-Al on October 01, 2017, 03:49:22 PM
It's a nice little trailer the BBC put together to build up the hype of series 10 without spoiling the series, and I'm looking forward to finally seeing series 10 of Robot Wars. But unfortunately with me being at university without a television license, looks like I'll have to find somewhere else to watch Robot Wars for the time being.   
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: cephalopod on October 01, 2017, 03:54:22 PM
I know where you can watch it.
On your PC, because like **** are they gonna chase you down for watching 1 thing ;)

Alternatively, the sir killalot Tumblr.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: FightingBotInformal on October 01, 2017, 04:30:23 PM
Alternatively, the sir killalot Tumblr.
based wakky god
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark-Al on October 01, 2017, 04:34:45 PM
I know where you can watch it.
On your PC, because like **** are they gonna chase you down for watching 1 thing ;)

Alternatively, the sir killalot Tumblr.
I know that, but what I was meant to say was about the use of the BBC Iplayer. But, I'll have to turn to Sirk for the episodes on Dailymotion. 
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Thyrus on October 01, 2017, 05:38:11 PM
BBC has such a weird way of making trailers. The ones for series 9 were quite good but this and series 8 got me not hyped at all
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RFS on October 01, 2017, 05:56:44 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? :(
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Avalanche 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl-hHAqjHbU
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: PrimevalMamba 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Thyrus 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
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Avalanche 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.

OBVIOUS SPOILERS FOR COMPETITORS.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Thyrus 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)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 02, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
Would it be against the rules to post a link to an album of the competitors?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: 090901 on October 02, 2017, 09:02:57 AM
Would it be against the rules to post a link to an album of the competitors?
no
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 02, 2017, 09:35:29 AM
If anyone has better pictures than this, let me know.
Similarly, if you want me to delete it, let me know.

Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RFS 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Badger on October 02, 2017, 10:23:01 AM
Everyone just needs a shallower wedge, a wider chassis and more casters  :dumb)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 02, 2017, 10:24:59 AM
OP updated with competitor list and the announcement put in a spoiler.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: FightingBotInformal 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.
I can do the good deed
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Guldenflame on October 04, 2017, 01:32:35 PM
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt 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 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robot-Wars-Official-Handbook/dp/1407184709/ref=pd_cart_vw_2_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1407184709&pd_rd_r=SY3MVA854ZNS6TRYZC1B&pd_rd_w=Q8bE1&pd_rd_wg=jUaE7&psc=1&refRID=SY3MVA854ZNS6TRYZC1B) the format of Series Ten has been officially revealed.

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:

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?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Sonny_Resetti 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
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: dragonsteincole on October 05, 2017, 04:03:28 PM
Fog of War means Leighbot for S11 confirmed.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: IceCreamRulez on October 05, 2017, 04:04:05 PM
Using the fan to blow the mist away
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: F1Krazy 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RFS 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.

jesus christ
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dreamcast 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Thyrus 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?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: qwertythe300th 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Badger on October 06, 2017, 01:50:44 AM
You people just can't stop complaining, can you?
"waa stop complaining about this thing I like it should be immune to criticism waa"
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr. AS 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: NeonCalypso on October 06, 2017, 02:53:35 AM
My favorite robots are The Swarm, Vulture and Magnetar  :heart_smiley:
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: cephalopod 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!
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 08, 2017, 02:24:24 PM
https://www.facebook.com/UKRobotWars/videos/965340743630275/

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

(If quoting this post, please remove the Facebook video link.)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: TheIronsideProtocol 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
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: TheOrcCorp on October 08, 2017, 02:28:00 PM
Oh holy trombones and a pogo stick....ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!

(dunno why the text went weird)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Hoppin on October 08, 2017, 02:42:57 PM
Best trailer of the new reboot imo
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark-Al on October 08, 2017, 03:20:16 PM
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark-Al 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
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: CarbideChaos 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RFS 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.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: CarbideChaos 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.
you would have thought they'd have fixed that by now
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 12, 2017, 05:20:50 PM
yootoob link just in case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2E-l6uRL4
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 12, 2017, 05:38:30 PM
Poll added, time to vote for the robots who you think are going to win their Heat and become the Robot Wars Series Ten Grand Champions.

My votes:
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: RFS on October 12, 2017, 06:09:17 PM
In no particular order, I voted for:

1. Aftershock -- Landed tons of solid blows last series and it took Carbide to literally shear its armor off and throw it through the wall to stop it. I'm thinking back to how utterly demolished Aftershock left Sabretooth last series and it looks like there's a lot of opportunities to do it again this time around.
2. Terrorhurtz -- I feel like John Reid has been long overdue to come up out from behind and surprise everyone. Supposedly its armor has been upgraded to something 1.2 cm thick? In any case it's beaten Carbide before and with the right driving skill can do it again. Beta was all over Tombstone at BattleBots.
3. Eruption -- Voted in because it was last series' runner-up. IMO, Eruption is a better flipper than Apollo and has a better driver, better armor, and overall a better design. Carbide vs. Eruption was very close and with the modified tournament setup for this series I think it could go all the way.
4. Carbide -- Obligatory re-vote for the current champion for no real reason. We're also currently living in the age of the horizontal spinner where bots like Carbide and Tombstone are dominating the scene.
5. Donald Thump -- WILL MEME MAGIC STRIKE AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: bigbiggerbiggest on October 14, 2017, 06:46:53 AM
SPOILERS FOR THE TRAILER

Speaking of Aftershock, I wonder why Ian Thomas (the father of the driver) was sad? Could something had happened to their robot or could it been the producers?
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: WenXiangLee on October 14, 2017, 07:52:44 AM
SPOILERS FOR THE TRAILER

Why you don't put Spoiler Tag?

I vote Carbide for a win.
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 19, 2017, 06:22:29 AM
Eight new videos up on the BBC program page, but the robotwars.tv (http://robotwars.tv) website remains blissfully untouched. (Aside from the competitors menu which is a bit wonky.)

1. Meet Donald Thump. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kc3yv)
2. Meet Expulsion. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2p3n)
3. Meet Nuts 2. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k86tm)
4. Meet Rapid. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k6hh3)
5. Meet Thor. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k6hgr)
6. Meet Aftershock. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2nzn)
7. Meet Eruption. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2npw)
8. SPOILER ALERT: Clip from Apollo vs The Swarm vs Apocalypse. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kbz4d)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 19, 2017, 08:06:35 AM
9. Meet Gabriel 2. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2nx0)
10. Meet Magnetar. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2nz9)
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: WenXiangLee on October 19, 2017, 08:33:51 AM
>Donald Trump
I guess the builder of this bot is Donald Trump himself
Title: Re: Robot Wars - Series Ten Discussion Thread
Post by: Kurt on October 20, 2017, 11:04:39 AM
THE WEBSITE HAS FINALLY BEEN UPDATED! Click me to find out more. (http://www.robotwars.tv/competitors/season-10/)