From a purely competitive standpoint is there any reason to go to early events now?
If you sit back to a week 4,5 or 6 event you get to look at top tier robots, their mechanisms and how they operate then have plenty of time to try and duplicate those mechanisms.
Teams with really good ideas that would give them a competitive advantage for a much longer time under the bag rule lose much of that advantage if they reveal at early events.
Slightly off my own topic - what about reveal videos. Of course, most would wait until bag day for reveal videos. Smart to do that now? If so, when?
I’m almost thinking there needs to be bonus points added to distract state qualifier points for earlier events. Earlier you go to an event the more bonus you get.