What is your strategy for defense?

With this years game there are many limitations to what the team could to for defense, with allowing only one robot to cross the field and not allowing to alter the game piece put in place and so on. What would your team do to distract or stop the opponents?

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hit them

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I mean if I really want them to stop scoring I’d hope they drop pieces and then I’d take them. Turns out however basing a strategy off of “hoping the opponent makes a mistake” at higher levels of play is not really in my experience the most effective. Points will win you games mistakes will lose them IMO.

Furthermore, since you can’t extend beyond your frame perimeter on defense, you might have a hard time picking things up.

unless your manipulator is within your frame perimeter but even then that would most likely put you at an disadvantage if you design your robot just for this one specific purpose.