There is a ton of things you can get from scouting.
You can compare your stats if you weren’t picked to stats of a 2nd pick.
What do we need to do to get picked on an alliance?
You can compare your stats if you were a 2nd pick to stats of 1st pick.
What do we need to do to be a 1st pick?
You can compare your stats if you were a 1st pick to stats of captains.
What do we need to do to be a captain?
You can compare your stats if you were a captain to stats of 1st/2nd ranking bot.
What do we need to do to be the best?
You can also analyze data from captains/1st picks to see if there were mechanisms they have in common.
What makes the best bots the best?
You can use the data to determine strategy for your next match.
How can we win our next match if the data says we should lose?
How can we win our match if one of our partners has a problem?
How would the opponents try to beat our alliance since we are stronger?
You can use the data to pick playoff alliance partners.
Which bot would best compliment our team/alliance?
I did a quick scouting of a team that asked why they weren’t picked for elims as the 14th ranked team in this thread. HELP! Why weren’t we picked?
I had a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, both are needed for scouting. One thing I didn’t record was whether they scored on both sides of the field in a match, something that wouldn’t be seen in the stats but could be of great importance to a team looking for a 1st or 2nd pick.
|Qual 7 C|3 scored cargo||1 scored hatch|||
| — | — | — | — | — | — |
|Qual 12 C|2 scored cargo|4 missed cargo||||
|Qual 20 C|3 scored cargo|||1 dropped hatch|Ineffective defense|
|Qual 25 H|3 scored cargo||1 scored hatch||Scattered cargo, blocked loading station|
|Qual 28 H|3 scored cargo||2 scored hatch|||
|Qual 37 H|||1 scored hatch|2 dropped hatch||
|Qual 45 H|||2 scored hatch|1 dropped hatch||
|Qual 49 H|4 scored cargo||1 scored hatch||1 foul, end on lvl 2|
|Qual 58 C|4 scored cargo||1 scored hatch||1 foul, crossing cargo line in sandstorm, end on lvl 2|
|Qual 62 H|3 scored cargo||1 scored hatch||Scattered cargo, blocked loading station|
|Qual 73 H|1 scored cargo||3 scored hatch|||
|Qual 77 H|3 scored cargo|3 missed cargo|1 scored hatch|1 dropped hatch|1 foul, end on lvl 2|
I looked at your matches on twitch and this is what I could come up with. I mostly didn’t care what level you started on or if you finished on lvl 1.
The three negative things that stand out to me is your missed cargo shots, your scattering cargo in depot which blocks the loading station, and the three fouls. You really didn’t play defense that denied scoring (qual 20), the other two times you tried you got a foul for being outside the frame.
Now for the positive. You could if you tried score 3 cargo consistently. There were also three matches where you scored a hatch panel and trapped a pre-loaded cargo. Doing more of that would make your bot really stand out, as well as a more consistent lvl 2 climb. You would be a good first pick. Your fouls when you played defense prevented you from being a 2nd pick.
You should tell your alliance partners pre-match that you can fill half the cargo ship and will take one side. You should work on putting a hatch panel on a pre-loaded cargo bay in sandstorm, fill three cargo on one side and then try to fill the lower level of a rocket. You have the ability to fill half the cargo ship and at least 1 hatch panel on the rocket. Try to be quicker. Climbing to lvl 2 every match will also get you noticed. Climbing to lvl 3 could make you a captain.