IRI - 2015 Rule Modification Ideas?

Remove the totes from the bump, and fill it with RC’s. Keep the noodle throwing, IMO. Agree with others about flipping the upside down totes.

Make the staging area go the entire width of the field, and allow alliances to place unlimited yellow totes, RCs, and robots in this area in any configuration they desire.

I would love to see what great teams could do with a few more RC’s to play with.

I also agree on the no noodle throwing and eliminate the over the wall in the last 20 seconds.

  • Allow robots to manipulate noodles, and place noodles on the other side of the bridge
  • Remove the upside down totes
    *]Allow 4 Robots Per Alliance

Change tote scoring.

Make a stack of 1 tote worth 1 point. A stack of 2 totes worth 4 points. A stack of 3 totes 9 points. A stack of 4 12 points, A stack of 5 15 points, and a stack of 6 18 points. That way teams have some incentive to make stacks without caps. Because with totes only worth 2 points there are diminishing returns in adding more totes to the field.

Oh yeah and no yellow card on G6-1. You can keep the foul though, thats fine. And red card if egregious or repeated.

Go back to the best of 3 tournament setup for playoffs, and remove fouls for transferring yellow totes across the step. Stacks greater than 6 should count, in the spirit of 1671’s practice day 10-stacks at the Sacramento Regional. Autonomous should be worth more, maybe double the current point values.

Bring back the noodle agreement.

Bring Aerial Assault robots, play that.

Bring FLL robots, play that.

Bring Lunacy robots, play that.

Flip the upside down totes, remove the step, and place the RCs on top of the totes while making it illegal to cross over the tape line marking the opposing team’s landfill.

This game is truly bad when that is would honestly better then this years game would be…

During eliminations first alliance with three golden totes on the step earns a 30 point bonus.

More like Recycle Revolt. :wink:

More RCs in play somehow–either on the step or gifted to the alliances beforehand.

Some verbiage so incidental objects supporting totes and RCs such as tethers, driver’s buttons, noodles, etc still make the stack count as scored.

Keep noodle throwing IMO.

Allow each alliance to field one Aerial Assist robot and ball per match to shoot across the field.

I choose 195.

^This :smiley:


Allow teams to end their half of the match early to receive a score multiplier.

starts running away from the immanent torches and pitchforks

Can I revert my launcher to how it was at Wk 0? Cuz I’m pretty sure we could get that thing to pinball around the field a few times.

So in another honest one, remove the extra 5 lbs you usually allow teams to use. This year that 5 pounds could turn every single match at IRI into a can war, which would be awful.

Add one more RC to the center of the step in playoffs.

Just give the current robots one ball - our arm could give that a good hurl :yikes: