Sadly, this message wouldnt of helped us in HOU.
4513 was in Turing, and for most of the weekend i heard no issues about lag on any team in our division. We had some camera issues, but nothing major, and ended 15th. We got picked by the 7th alliance of 6672, 4451, and wrapped with 3196. After a surprise win against the #2 alliance, we went onto semis.
Our first semis, we experienced consistent lag for over 40 seconds in the match. The lag caused us to create two fouls, and descore a hatch panel/Cargo on our cargoship, arguably making the match winnable if those things didnt happen. The FTA/Head Ref told 6672 that 40s was not long enough to warrant a replay, even though the other alliance experienced nothing of the sort. We also broke chain on the bot, which was fixed, but 3196 was sent out anyways in our place.
In the 2nd match, 3196 experienced the same issues we did. Im fuzzier on the details of SF2 (and PHX Wifi is garbage so i cant rewatch) but IIRC without lag in that match it was also winnable. This time though, the FTA Told us that it was a “Venue Fault”, or that the wifi that GRB provided was interfering with our and 3196’s robots, and only ours in the Semis. They also told us that this didnt warrant a replay either, and AFAIK didnt affect our opposing alliance in the slightest.
Its frustrating that there was literally nothing we could do, and we were brushed away with terms and explanations of something that isint even in the manual as the excuse for our issues. I have no ill will to the #6 alliance, they played a great game, but the way we lost shouldnt of happened.