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Theme aside, I think that 2019 will either be a big ball game or some sort of indexing game similar to 2013 or 2017. I think that they could index again so quickly since useful shooters in 2017 were rare, and they might like to give teams another shot at an indexing task that will earn lots of points. My other guess is that a big ball game is coming up, since the last one was 2014, so there won't be any students left that worked on the last big ball game. Either way, I really hope that the field is at least low this year, if not flat. But I have a feeling that it won't be flat, since we've had two pretty flat fields in a row.
My bet goes on a racetrack pattern (one loop being the Blue Alliance territory ,or quadrant, and the other one being the Red Alliance's space) with an inclined surface on which, to maintain the center of the path on the track, robots will have to maintain an "orbiting velocity" and maintain it to stay "on path", or increase or decrease it to maneuvre to the upper or lower edge respectivally, especially so if the 2009 Lunacity surface and wheels are re-cycled.
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Re: 2019 Game Speculation

No need to speculate. 100% accurate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-m1QBOxsfg
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Re: 2019 Game Speculation

Personally I'm thinking that the ideas about a "docking" mechanism of some sort, maybe for a climb, is relatively likely.
Though really I'm just excited they got Neil DeGrasse Tyson for the theme reveal video.
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I want frisbees to make a return. It will also be Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, so I'm guessing it will be space themed.
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The only non-ball shooting game object in recent years was a frisbee, and that game was really fun according to people who competed in it.
I am really hoping for a frisbee game. I did not get to do FRC during frisbee year and I really want to build a frisbee launcher.

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I'm calling it now, "deep space" what do we all know is the most important thing about deep space besides the lack of oxygen? ZERO GRAVITY!!!!!!
NO WEIGHT LIMIT CONFIRMED!!!!
The arenas will be zero gravity and the drive team has to use oxygen tanks.
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Re: 2019 Game Speculation

Space is dark so what if the field is very dark or darker than normal to simulate space
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Space is dark so what if the field is very dark or darker than normal to simulate space
I think a game played in the dark could be interesting, but not every venue can control their lighting 100%.
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I think a game played in the dark could be interesting, but not every venue can control their lighting 100%.
If they integrate the lighting elements into the field then it would be relatively easy. Just dim the lights for the whole venue and have lighting on the field which they would turn on in between matches.

The only problem I see with this is that it could be tough for spectators to see the match.

Alternatively, in space the sun is much brighter and has more of a glare than on earth so they could do the same lighting concept and have bright lights on the field to make it more difficult.
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Power Up seems to be one of the most recent heavy strategical games that the best robot might not win every match.
Yes there were a large amount of upsets against what were thought to be easy wins

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Re: 2019 Game Speculation

Will it be more challenging if its dark? It pretty much hard to see the opponents, but yes that will be an interesting feature.
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Will it be more challenging if its dark? It pretty much hard to see the opponents, but yes that will be an interesting feature.
No need for total darkness... The field will be lit with blacklights... Bring back them funky light-in-the-dark posters!!! and glow-in-the-dark positioning strip for the bots and gamepieces...
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