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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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When will the first official game hint be released?

We are 3 weeks away from kickoff, but no hints are released yet. Anybody know when to expect the hints to be released?
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

Before kickoff, if there are any.

And in all seriousness, hopefully not until after next week. I'd like to be able to focus on finals.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

When you're not expecting them to be released.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

You can expect them when and if they are released.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

I think that Ryan Hall did some research last year that showed the average date of release for game hints was December 21st.

I would expect sometime around then.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

I believe that it is usually within a week of Christmas. You can think of it like a stocking stuffer from FIRST, or a lump of coal depending on your thoughts about the clue that year
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

You know, I think we'd better stop talking about hints until they are released (and we will put them on the forum them).

What if they are watching places like this forum, intentionally not releasing them because everyone is waiting!


Just an idea! I don't want to influence you to not post about hints!
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

Last year, the hint was released right at the beginning of finals week at our school. I'm pretty sure I missed at least one problem on each exam from thinking about the hint.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

The less we talk about the game hints the faster they will come.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

How do we know a hint hasn't been released already?

Has anyone checked the Nth letter of each of Frank's blog posts where N is the next Fibonacci number modulo number of years since FIRST was founded?
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

Well I was sitting in class today and thinking... What if we have the hints for next few years all lighned up in front of us for all FIRST competitions.

This year in FLL their was a majority of Block shaped pieces (the truck, the climb, the ambualance) and in FTC the challenges requires blocks. FRC it might requires blocks.

Last year was the year of the circle. FRC we had a disk which has a circle at the bottom of it, FTC? Rings!!!! which have circles!!! FLL? had a lot of circular challenges (like the bowling element.)

Maybe next year will be the year of the triangle and we will have lots of triangular pieces.

Now this is just a theory that is very weak and not supported very well.
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

I seem to recall seeing something about a square donut with a triangular cross section...
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

Clearly the lack of a hint is a clue to the lack of a game!

I don't understand the obsession with game hints
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Re: When will the first official game hint be released?

So here is the honesty check.
Did last year's hint actually help any teams :-)
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