This week I’ve been forced to evaluate the necessity of loading directly from the upper chutes of the human player station. It finally hit me that this depends heavily on how far the balls roll or bounce away from the human player station when they’re dropped in normally. Unfortunately, our team’s field elements aren’t finished yet, so I can’t test this myself. The official field walkthrough videos give some hint, but not enough to draw conclusions from.
So I ask the kind denizens of CD that have finished their mock-up HP stations and fields: how do balls behave when they are dropped into the HP station? How far do balls from the lower chute roll? Do they go up and over the rendezvous point and onto the other side of the field? Do the balls from the upper chute clear the rendezvous point? How long is it before the balls put through the upper chute stop bouncing? Do the left and right chutes send the balls to different parts of the field?
If you have video of this playing out, that would be cool to post, but I would appreciate any observations people have.