*Thank you to everyone for the ideas and comments in the "Proposed’ thread. *
Below are the rule changes planned for 2011 IRI. Our goal is to tweek the rules a little, not to make wholesale changes to the game. We think these adjustments add something to gameplay and can create more excitement for end-game strategies. Specifics will be outlined at the event and as always, the head ref has the final decision.
Uber Tubes -
Uber tubes can also be scored in the tele-operated period.
They will only be worth points if they are scored in autonomous.
They will be doublers if scored in autonomous or teleoperated.
Other Tubes -
Tube values for the bottom row are increased from 1 point to 2 points.
Uber tube values for the bottom row are increased from 2 points to 4 points.
Deployment time rules apply (i.e. last 10 seconds).
1st Place - 20 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 15 points
4th place - 15 points
There will be a relaxation of the lane violation rules that will allow minor excursions into the lane. If there is opponent robot or tube contact a penalty will still be called.
There may be a relaxation of the 18" plane rule for mini-bot deployment mechanisms (but not to the requirement to deploy below the line). More details to be provided.
There are 6 Ubertubes on the field, 3 for each Alliance. One alliance could, in theory score all 6 if the other alliance were to drop all of their ubertubes - but those would probably be score in teleop.
First, I think these changes are great, and i like the balance of minibots! How the game changes will be interesting to watch! Second, my friend and I got 189 somehow. 18 for auto, 72 for top row (if 6 ubers are used), 24 for middle and 24 for bottom and 40 for minibots, which now comes out to 178. Im not exactly sure though.
I’m really happy with these rules. Especially the modified minibot scores, because now my team won’t have to spend all of June designing a ramp deployment system. I also like the modified ubertube scoring. It should add an interesting element to the game.
I can’t wait to see how the game plays out!
Does ubertube have to be BEHIND tube to be a doubler or could it be placed overtop of a tube already hung? Not sure this will even be an issue as I would think that the number 1 priority will be to make sure your 3 ubertubes are scored so you don’t lose them, making it unlikely that any other tubes will be hung yet.
It definitely could be if there is tube starvation going on. Saving it until you are sure that you’ll have the logo completed might be good. This of course only really applies to teams that won’t score them during autonomous.