Settle a bet: Snow Storm or Dust Storm in the FRC trailer?

My unnamed, incorrect friend (Aidan Ferrer) claims that it is a dust storm in the trailer. Now since the trailer was underwhelming and I’m already bored of analyzing it, the only thing left to do is prove to him that the particles were white and definitely looked like snow / ice. Or maybe I’m in the minority here, who knows? Let’s see what CD has to say about it.

It was quite obviously powdered silver unobtanium minerals, blown in a colossal interplanetary wind storm from the Planet X

Moved thread to chit-chat.



If you really want to change for the better, I need your transparency, your open, honest opinions. You know this was dust. I know this was dust. Don’t get sucked into this frozen-water game meme. My wallet is at stake over this.

Thanks for getting it in the right place! With the ambiguity of “general FIRST discussion”, I’m often unsure of what should go in the General forum and what should be placed elsewhere.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Deep Space Presented by Boeing. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Franks’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Deep Space Presented by Boeing truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Franks’s existential catchphrase “Fuel may not matter, but it does hurt” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as the GDC’s genius wit unfolds itself on their web streams What fools… how I pity them. :joy:

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Deep Space Presented by Boeing tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid :sunglasses:

Who said dust can’t be white?

Who said the ice was frozen water?

As a member of the FIRST community and a part of one of these teams this is highly offensive. Teams in Destination: Deep Space make it their goal to score as many points as possible in the 2 minute and 30 second match as well as better the community through team outreach and chairmans awards. Comparing how many wins ya got to the amount of gifs you need to post to get banned on CD is absurd and beyond inaccurate. Making the claim that trailer videos are game hints is demeaning the OG game hints and red herrings they are founded on. This clearly is a stab at a space station on Primus that does nothing but support the generous sponsorship of Boeing.

It’s probably volcanic.

Decide for yourselves, folks.

As long as you decide snow.

What the poof did you just say about me, you rookie? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in FRC school, and I’ve been involved in numerous district events and I have over 300 confirmed wins. I am trained in elite strategy and I’m the top driver in all of FRC. You are nothing to me but just another robot. I will defeat you with a auto with the precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my words. You think you can get away with saying that stuff to me over the Internet? Think again. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of scouts across the world and your team number is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your robot. You’re gonna loose kid. I can be at any event, anytime, and I can defeat you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s without auto. Not only am I extensively trained in Gracious Professionalism, but I have access to the entire arsenal of Vex Pro and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your team off the face of the continent. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you silly rookie. I will shoot fuel all over you and you will drown in it. You’re gonna loose, kiddo.

No one thinks the “dust” cloud at the middle, and the rocket exhaust cloud at the end are the same thing? Nothing saying the trailer has a linear timeline.

I don’t. The avalanche/dust cloud at the beginning is moving downward, has more texture, and accompanies a change of the text at the top to “TRANSMISSION: UNKNOWN”. The “rocket launch” seems to be taking place on low ground so the smoke moves slightly upward, and the text at the top remains at “TRANSMISSION: PENDING”. Note that the STATUS and TRANSMISSION messages did not exist until the same time as the first computer glitch.

And while it is possible that this is a chalk-covered world, put me in for ice/snow.

Nah, it’s smoke. SpaceX put a couple of BFRs down near the station. People there thought it was aliens.


Send it? You don’t know what it means? Well, let me tell you a little story. Think of the ‘send’ as the package. We’re sending that package. Where? Doesn’t matter. It’s about the send, not the destination. Now, let’s begin. Let’s say you order a package off of Amazon™, but it never makes it past the website. That right there? That’s a no send. No sender. Not even sent. Now you apply it to the Cheesy Poofs. Let’s say we start a match, and the FMS data is sent out. But, the robot doesn’t move. The Poofs don’t pass the auto line, and they don’t collect their five points. Bam. No send. Not a single aspect of the autonomous was sent. Anywhere.

Half send? Well, let’s say you order that package off of Amazon™. This time, it makes it past the website and your package leaves the warehouse; but, it’s otherwise lost, stolen, or destroyed on its way to your house. Half send. That’s a half sender. It probably got halfway there, but wasn’t fully sent. Let’s look back at the Poofs’ auton. Now, the match starts, and Lockdown© moves. But, alas, its elevator hits the scale and the robot tips over, or only two of the four cubes successfully get placed. Bam, half send. That’s a half sender. Half of those power cubes were sent.

Fully send, though? Well, let’s, again, say you order that same package off of Amazon™. This time around, the package arrives all in one piece, no damage. You pick it up, sign for it, and use its contents. Now that, my friend, is a full send. Back to the auton though. Now the Poofs pickup those four power cubes and place all four of them on the scale. They now own that scale. Bam, full send. Those four cubes? Fully sent. You could say that those first fifteen seconds were a full send.

But, you go 53-0? Now, that’s not a full send, that’s a next level of send. That, my good friend, is a FULL 53ND.

This is the art of the send, and let me ask you: are you silly?

Edit: i think it’s dust

Please tell me I’m not the first person to think it was magic smoke…

My unnamed, incorrect friend (Aidan Ferrer) claims that it is a dust storm in the trailer.

Did we both get wrecked?

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Sand Storm its comfirmed in kickoff :grinning:

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