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Re: 2012 Picklist Formation and Strategy

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Originally Posted by JABot67 View Post
So Team B is better than Team D at defense and Team C is better than Team D at hybrid. But you should only pick Team B if you really, really, REALLY want a good defense bot rather than a well rounded bot like D. In almost all alliance selections, you want well rounded robots like D so you can change your strategy when facing different alliances. So, say you're smart and pick Team D. Well, you just missed out on a huge opportunity because it turns out Team A was still available! Although they're a great scorer, they can also play defense like a boss and score in hybrid better than all the hybrid bots on your second pick list. THIS is why I always put together a single pick list in order to accurately rank the teams
I agree with almost everything in your post. I only made the 2nd list of best well rounded wide bots to ensure that we could triple balance. i felt that it was important enough to filter our general picklist accordingly to assure we didn't pick 2 longbots.