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Do you think this years game will be...

As good as it was in the past, due to all the hype with Dean and "IT" or "Segway HT". So my question to you is do you think this years game will be as exciting as previous years games... And while we are on this subject what do you think this years game will be..
IMO, i think it will look somewhat like 2000's field but with stairs in the middle of the field rather than a ramp...Also footballs that will be needed to be placed in bins or goals or something to that effect rather than the troughs for the balls in 2000...

So lets hear it, we are approximately 1 month away so think about it

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In my humble opinion, I think we'll go back to the 2 on 2 format, or some variation thereof.. I think that they saw last year that some direct competion brings out a better experience.. Don't get me wrong, I loved the game last year, but I liked the direct competition format of the previous year..

Aside from that, I think that it will have something to do with stairs, possibly moving some sort of object, and lets include the carrying of some object bigger than a breadbox..

Those are just my thoughts though..
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definitely a change of format...

Base on what Dean said, something like, "this one is so sick, even I am proud of it."... I have to believe that there will be some sort of format change this coming competition.

Sure it could be some sort of challenge in the game, but we've been through so many typical games with balls, and so many weird games like floopies 8 ft high, or robot hanging on the bar, or the puck, or the balancing bridge... I think we've done so many different things that any more different ones won't be too much of a surprise to us, much less a "sick" one.

Imagine how surprised we were when Dean announced the 2 vs. 2 alliance? Or the 3 times opponents' score? Or the 4 vs. 0 format?

So, I am definitely putting my bet on a weird format this coming year.

I will say, next year's game will be a weird version of 3 vs. 3, where 4 of the robots compete in the main stage, and the other two off to a side on a smaller competition of their own. They can all share a main field, and the 1 vs. 1 will have some sort of effect to the 2 vs. 2 on the main stage (maybe the 1 vs. 1 fight for a defensive position to de-score for their alliance partners?).

So there will be alliances of 3 robot, where you have to decide how to pair up two of the three robot, and if it's worth putting the best robot on a one to one match. This will require some really different robots, some really good planning to pair up different robots at a time facing some other weird combinations.

So, do we care to start a bet about this? It's almost kick off anyway. Any suggestions for the price?
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have opinions, ideas... ...keeping them to myself...

Hi all,

After last year's "The FIRST Game Unveiled Early" message from me, I have decided to keep my ideas to myself.

It was a major screwup on my part last year. At the time, I thought I was being mildly amusing, but in the end, I ended up causing a lot of people a lot of grief.

I am dying to know what the game is and I hope and pray that Dean & Woodie have designed a TV friendly, exciting game.

Time will tell.

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I totaly agree Dr. Joe, last years game was not tv friendly. I hope they designed it to be tv friendly this year.
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After last year's "The FIRST Game Unveiled Early" message from me, I have decided to keep my ideas to myself.
If Joe piqued your interest, you can read the whole thread here: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/wwwboard-....2001/395.html

It's amazing how close he got it, except for the 2 vs 2 part
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Hi all,

After last year's "The FIRST Game Unveiled Early" message from me, I have decided to keep my ideas to myself.

It was a major screwup on my part last year. At the time, I thought I was being mildly amusing, but in the end, I ended up causing a lot of people a lot of grief.

I am dying to know what the game is and I hope and pray that Dean & Woodie have designed a TV friendly, exciting game.

Time will tell.

Joe J.

Well, I will have to say that ONLY Dr. Joe can pull off a trick like that AND get so much publicity about it, not to mention the phone calls people made to Dean afterward...

But, people, PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO DR. JOE this time!!! We are getting so close to kick off now (31 days to be exact), and a little bet of the game won't hurt! Besides, no one will ever believe you after last year, Dr. Joe. So come on in and post your prediction, whether it's just the format of the game, or the entire game itself.

I've decided to start a little prediction competition, and the price will be one scrub pants for each of the two closest guess to the competition!!! (for more info of the scrub pants, take a look at this link: Help an alum, wear scrub pants this season! )

Yes, that's right. If you take a random guess of the game, and turns out you are one of the two closest to the actual competition, you will win a pair of scrub pants made by Jessica Boucher's lovely company (you won't have to pay, of course...). You can even decide the logo yourself!

I would hate to set a minimum number of people participating in this, because I don't want to give the price to the only two people who participated and win by default.

I know you all have been making guesses now and then at here and there, but now, it's time to take it seriously, and win a price!
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I've said it before in other threads, and I'll say it again. I think that rope would be cool. maybe having them strung across the field, maybe having the pull them in, maybe even having to tie knots with (ick! Now that'd be hard!!). But in general, rope would be a heck of a lot of fun to work with.

~Tom Fairchild~, who definitly thinks that water will NOT be a part of the competition next year. ;-)
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We've seen really large balls in the game, but what about really small balls? Maybe we'll get a game where we have to pick up 300 tennis balls. It might be interesting to design something to move a large amount of small objects like that.
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300 Tennis balls? I'd say the refs would object to that one!
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Tennis Balls.......

Hmmm...tennis balls......I think it would be cool to have tennis balls that would need to be scored in goals that are along the perimeter of the field (that can be tipped over or rotated to spill the balls)...Then it would be cool to have the player stations above the field....so u have to look down to control the robots....(maybe have a glass floor so u can see through it)....


I know it seems way out there, but i think it could be a possibility.



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Re: Tennis Balls.......

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Hmmm...tennis balls......werent they used in the very "FIRST" year of FIRST?? i think they were...

yeah, tennis balls and KoRn. uhhh... i mean corn. i'm waiting for the new KoRn cd to come out.
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Please.... I am trying to do this seriously... but I guess no one is really interested, with all the off topic posts and all...

Oh well, your lose.
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Please.... I am trying to do this seriously... but I guess no one is really interested, with all the off topic posts and all...

Oh well, your lose.
i'm sorry ken. i get off too easily
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