NULL HATCH PANELS:
Indiana has gone almost exclusively full Null so far. Will they opt for more game pieces on the field and scoring options? So far, most teams seem to be much more comfortable handling Cargo than Hatch Panels, and they’ve appreciated the easy goals along the Cargo Ship early in the matches.
One thing I’m interested to see is where on the cargo ship teams start switching out null hatches for cargo if they do it. In my mind, the question becomes whether you go for the easier close bay, or go for the bay closest to the center line to try and avoid the defense that can come with trying to place that hatch mid-match. That center bay is very easily defended, so not having that possibility of interference could help streamline placement. Then again, you could also try and place the center-side rocket hatch for the exact same reason. Any way it goes, I think that we may see lots of robots starting to migrate closer and closer to the center line during sandstorm to try and avoid that defense, and perhaps a few G4 penalties coming along with them.