I was thinking of something different when I came into this thread but it turned out to be just more unwarranted hate about the game. Shame.
I feel sorry that you are unhappy with the choices made by the GDC regarding this year but if you are looking for sympathy here than you are wrong. Chief is not a place to promote simple minded discontent toward the FIRST community. If you’d like to make a more sophisticated argument regarding the issues of Recycle Rush as well as the implications of the GDC’s choice than feel free, else please keep it to yourself.
Unless you were a driver, there was noting interesting that most people found about this game… I have seen a big difference from the turnout of media and people outside FIRST coming to competitions then last year. This year was a terrible game… it is blatant. The lack of action was really boring. But thats not the point of this thread. The whole point of this thread is to make jokes. Thats it. Not get into these discussions about these games.
I wasn’t appointed driver until halfway through our first regional, and IMO, the game was still interesting. Though it wasn’t as much of a “sport” as previous games (i.e. 2014) have been, I thought (based on my limited time spectating) that all the different ways that teams approached the challenge were still interesting and entertaining. Just my two cents.
If you can’t come up with a better joke than that, then maybe you shouldn’t be telling jokes until you can. (A “popular topic” isn’t necessarily a good idea to make jokes about–for example, I could probably make a joke involving the eternally-popular student/mentor build ratio threads. But I’m sure that wouldn’t go over well–trust me, I had one written down.)
Even the X robots drive into a bar joke is funnier than the supposed joke used to start this thread.
Or to put it another way: If someone has to read your “joke” multiple times and it’s still not obvious you’re telling a joke after that, there’s a good chance that they’ll think you’re serious. That’s probably what triggered this.
Mods, I think this thread may need to be closed for a while, and maybe someone can try again with a different opening?
This thread is already just completely ruined with people arguing over recycle rush… in may. I’m calling a flame thread if I’ve ever seen one, which is a shame because this could have been a funny thread, but nope, got to argue about recycle rush instead.