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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

That was JVN being a confusing meanie. That picture is just a picture of Dave (and others) while on vacation during the summer, and it has no intentional relation to this year's game. JVN must have thought that it was funny after the topic of trains came up in this thread. Just to keep things straight, Dave Lavery is the only one currently interfering with this thread who knows what the game is, so nobody else knows how relevant the train picture may or may not be.

...so if the game DOES involve stairs and trains, JVN will be regarded as some kind of psychic hero.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

A keyword search indicates this has not been mentioned before in this entire thread. I doubt that is true, but hey.. searches never lie right?
Anyways...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Litt...B-24_Liberator

Very interesting little bit of history there with a blatantly obvious name connection.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

I noticed that First says "check out the 2011 game hint"....does this mean they'll only give us that one hint? I don't remember if they usually put a #1 by it.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

I think JVN just wanted an excuse to spend 4 hours sweeping the shop floor.

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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Because I am bored and have no life, I have decided to make a diagram and a list of possible obstacles if the game were an obstacle course with a train theme.

Obstacle List

Getting over stairs
Shooting a ball into a lunacy-like goal
Going over a bump to activate 2 switches that must be held down at same time while on a corn field
Throwing a ball(maybe not as big as overdrive) over a goal
Shooting a football into a high goal while scoring a soccer ball XD
Etc

Note that if no robots can do a task then they will have to take the longer way by driving around.

Again this is just an educated guess.
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I'm pretty sure Dave just wants to have his signature somewhat down from the text in the post, and a period (or, as was the case last fall, Morse Code) is about the only way to do that without vBulletin helpfully removing all the blank space.
Dave posted an explanation to that effect 2 or 3 years ago.
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Dave Lavery is the only one currently interfering with this thread who knows what the game is, so nobody else knows how relevant the train picture may or may not be.
Maybe it means we'll have to participate in some kind of Training...?
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I noticed that First says "check out the 2011 game hint"....does this mean they'll only give us that one hint? I don't remember if they usually put a #1 by it.
The short answer is "we don't know". Some years there is only one clue, some years there are more than one. We will not know for certain until Kickoff.
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A keyword search indicates this has not been mentioned before in this entire thread. I doubt that is true, but hey.. searches never lie right?
Anyways...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Litt...B-24_Liberator

Very interesting little bit of history there with a blatantly obvious name connection.
It's another Australia reference and in the North Territory.

It's about time you joined in, Elgin! You've shed a different light on the use of tracks/tracking.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Now this is a very confusing hint and still is throwing us all for a loop. Love all the ideas being tossed around. I am wondering if since we are going for the 20th anniversary, if we will maybe be doing a repeat or a remake of "Maize Craze".

Reasons why it could be:
1. "Locomotion" can be used to move and haul trailers around the field to herd tennis balls.
2. The columns look just like trailers.
3. The fact she is holding onto the column like the robots could use to haul them around the field to make it more interesting.

Just figure I would throw my hat in the ring. See what others are thinking.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

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Here's thought for food:

People keep hinting at stairs, correct? This is a special year in FIRST, correct? Stairs have been used in a previous game, correct?

What other previous game elements/features can you extract from this game hint? It's possible we're seeing a combination of games from years past.


This is another key idea. I mean a lot of other games fall into this picture.

"Zone Zeal" was moving trailers that you had to latch onto and move around and collect balls in there
"Raising the Bar" had to deal with the stairs
"Aim High", "Stack Attack, "Ramp and Roll" all had ramps to climb up to score points.

I mean there is multiple different ideas. Maybe there taking the best of all the worlds and pulling out one piece in each game and make it an awesome 20th anniversary game!!
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Now this is a very confusing hint and still is throwing us all for a loop. Love all the ideas being tossed around. I am wondering if since we are going for the 20th anniversary, if we will maybe be doing a repeat or a remake of "Maize Craze".

Reasons why it could be:
1. "Locomotion" can be used to move and haul trailers around the field to herd tennis balls.
2. The columns look just like trailers.
3. The fact she is holding onto the column like the robots could use to haul them around the field to make it more interesting.

Just figure I would throw my hat in the ring. See what others are thinking.
never thought about the pole looking like a trailer but it does. Since she is kind of holding it from the front, and that guy in JVN's train picture is trying to push it, maybe its like a reverse Lunacy game where instead of the trailer being ni the back of your robot that it has to be connected in the front of your robot.
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... so if the game DOES involve stairs and trains, JVN will be regarded as some kind of psychic hero.
As opposed JVN already being regarded as a technological hero.

Or perhaps Dave got some very good ideas while on vacation ......
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Just one thought...

2009 Lunacy - Besides the Name being mooned theme, Lunacy also means commotion, craziness, and just no sense.

Locomotion - Same idea can also mean craziness and commotion.

I can't make a conclusion out of this, but a similarity I noticed and wanted to throw out there.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

I believe the woman in the photograph is a young Little Eva. Could it be that we're going to do the Locomotion? Swing hips... jump up... jump back... make a chain. Whoa Whoa

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Alright, this is the original image.




Look at what it says at the bottom: 1650 broadway.

The year 1650 had many things in it, also both it and 2011 start on a Saturday. Coincidence?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1650
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