Posted by Anton Abaya at 03/10/2001 4:18 AM EST
Coach on team #419, Rambots, from UMass Boston / BC High and If only we had free donuts…
Okay Ninnylovers listen up.
go look at the scores at UTC and i tell ya, a 200pt score would easily get u in the finals there…and i’m almost sure that it will be the same or perhaps +10 to +20 at NATS.
Now, if you think about it, what are the easiest ways to score 200pts??? or even 250? think hard…very hard. i tell u, it will involve balancing at least 1 goal (which is a heck of a lot easier esp. with a wedge), 3 bots in the endzone, 1 goal filled with small balls, and no big balls… time left >60secs.
u do the math.
UH OH…i’ve shown an obvious strategy… it’s so easy to do this strat cuz in every match almost all robots can work together to accomplish this. (give or take a few with non-working bots).
Does this mean because everyone knows this that scores might average higher now? heck no… i am sure many teams out there will still try all their functions and fail miserably :)…but hey, they spent 6 weeks building a bot that does that…why the heck not right?
I tell you, if you are partnered with this ninny in florida, I WILL insist on a strategy that’s simple and works consistently. I will try my best to avoid failed promises, attempts, and ninny coaches who think their robot can do everything. 200pt matches arent bad and they wont lower your score. The average scores at UTC was somewhere at 150pts (which is so easily done if u think about it). I’d rather get 200pts consistently, than a series of failed attempts at 500pts that end up failing and giving us 40pts.
dont you agree??? well, we’ll have to see…
ps. y am i posting at 4:17am?