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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Aren't the lenses of the Banner sensors sort of a rose color?
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Im thinking when they made this hint, they expected people to take the part about Amethyst at face value, and jump to the conclusion there is a 6 sided field. I am also thinking that there is a much deeper meaning to that.

I like phontrists' train of thought with the whole Beatles thing. I'll keep thinking about this clue and post what I think when I am almost sure.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

All i can say is... WHAT????lol im so confused...im waiting patiently for kickoff to come to find out wht the game it lol my brain is hurting lol
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

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All i can say is... WHAT????lol im so confused...im waiting patiently for kickoff to come to find out wht the game it lol my brain is hurting lol
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Are you serious that you can wait PATIENTLY and not go crazy to know the game till the 8th?


anyways back to the thread... since "3" is coming back up. is it 3 major scoring objects? like 180 pounds mobile goals from back in 2002? or something similar to that?
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Maybe 3v3 with a rectangular field (made wider to accomodate the third alliance station and alternate for queuing, and possibly 6' longer to accomodate the added width), and a round scoring goal made out of steel/aluminum/pvc (the Pi -> pie) in the middle of the field between the two alliances (you and me)?

There has to be something more, though... either more goals or a ramp, teeter-totter, steps, maybe even additional but less important goals, etc.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

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Hmmm... what about the Compass rose? Doesn't that have 4(or 8) points to it?
(I realize that this is a bit obscure lol)
A compass rose can have 4, 8, or 16 points in it......

The compass rose aids in a person using a map to find direction... Maybe something with the IR sensors.... idk random thought

Edit: My post in the other thread http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/sh...06&postcount=4
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

There was a book titled Life of Pi. Pi was the nickname of a 16 year old Indian boy named after a swimming pool who dabbles in three different religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism), and is trapped on a life boat with a tiger, orangutan, and zebra (it ends up being just him and the tiger) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for close to a year.

So... 3 very different animals, 3 religions, and 16 years.

This generally supports the 3 teams theory(or alliances of 3).

But I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

I think IR is back to spite me, time to start thinking about it again.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

i have a feeling that the field with be the same as it was last year just to save some money. but what is inside the the field will be diferent.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Here's another rendition of the Red + Blue = Purple idea...

Alliances stay the same throughout the match (I personally think it would be hard to change partners during the actual match, especially with strategy, but who knows). However, if lets say there are 2 scoring "zones" for you to place whatever objects give you points, and mid-way through the match, the zones "swap". So, whatever objects you put in yours, you have to pull out and put in the other zone and the opposite alliance vice versa. Thus, forcing both teams to be defensive, offensive, and fast... plus very much alliance cooperation to accomplish the task. So, no scoring zone truly belongs to any alliance. Heck, maybe they don't even tell you which scoring zone is yours till the match is going. Just an interesting twist I figured I'd throw in.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Get ready for some more arm designs..

Could it really be this easy?

Pi
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Amethyst = (6 year anniversary stone)

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6 axis Robot designed for use in assembly, material handling, machine loading and other things

Of course, this is the non-obvious PUMA reference, the first one being the Sports company who made the official Yellow Size 5 soccer balls in 2002 for the FIRST Zone Zeal competition shown below.
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Alright...here is my take...

With Amethist being of a purple color, two baseball players who performed unassisted triple plays, and Pi between you and me, they gave us quite a complex clue this year.

1. First Amethist colored glasses...I think this is gonna be a simplistic portion. Three teams on the field at once, Red, Blue, and Purple.

2. Baseball players are a given...Triple play means 3 teams. The question is will it be alliances or no? I dont think FIRST would want to get rid of alliances, but I am going to go out on a limb and say the unassisted portion of the triple play means there will be the triumphant return of 1 v 1 v 1 (as a FIRST history buff, I love the idea...but I dont know if I want FIRST without alliances)...or it could just mean that three teams per alliance have absolutely no ability to interact with each other.

3. Pi is associated with circles. I faintly remember hearing that IR sensors were going to be a necessity this year. I'm guessing that there is some form of circle in the middle of the field with IR helping guide you to it...probably because of a barrier which you can't see.

or....

We are about to see the return of Torroid Terror with IR sensors involved!

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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Thanks Ted Boucher for pointing out the Burns thing I cant believ I missed that....
Let me focus on season 8 shall we were it is strongly argued that Monty Burns is at his strongest strength compared to other seasons
During an opening couch scene of one such episode it is a direct parody of the previoulsy mentioned album cover, being very closly similar to the animation of it as scene in "The Making of Sgt. Pepper"
It is during this season too that Homer takes his trip after eatting Wax (need I say that several characters in the album cover are wax figures) On this trip lyrics from the Beatles son "I am a Walrus" are quoted
Also some believe that Barney's belch during the "trip" is a reference to the final chord in "A Day in the Life"

However my main point of season 8 is that the PYRAMID Homer climbs to see the coyote looks exactly like the one in "Yellow Submarine" now, maybe we to might need to climb the pyramid (previously stated by many as a field piece)

edit: Also I just had pointed out to me (thank you Justin) that in Season 12 (FIRST began in 1992 and this clue came out 12 years later) the Beatles make a cameo dressed in their Sgt. Peppers garb to recruit teens to join the army a.k.a. ALLIANCE!
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

Everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that this year is going to be called FIRST Frenzy: Something. Now what was unusual about last years game, in the context of all the others. All the elements were recycled. The kickballs, the big yellow ball, the goals, the bar: all from past years. Now look at the games that last years game didn't have anything in common with:
  • Stack Attack
  • Toroid Terror
  • Hexagon Havoc

Remember that spotlight about one-one-one-one-one-one? Maybe that's what we'll have? 6 teams on a hexagonal feild! w00t!
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Re: Official 2005 Clue Thread

With all these interpretations of the clue, I still can't get beyond the between. I mean, with all the attention to grammar on these forums, and in the general community, I would say they would definitely notice using between for three items. Am I wrong here?

So.. "between Pi, You and Me," with Pi being one item, and "You and Me" being the second? Maybe that changes things a bit, and adds credit to the triple play ideas. I dunno.
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