WVROX 2022 - You Slept Last Year

Yes, that’s right! After a brief hiatus in 2020, we are back at it again with West Virginia RObotics Xtreme, the only FRC endurance event. 24 teams will return to West Virginia University August 5-6, 2022 for 26 hours of Rapid React! So if YOU’VE ever wanted to play FRC at 3am, this is the event for you! Each team will play over 30 matches, so you and your robots both will get quite a workout.

The details:
Registration, $375. Opens Saturday, May 7 at 9:00am
Hosted by West Virginia University in the Student Recreation Center
Registration link:

Volunteers:
Volunteer registration is not yet open, but we will post more details as we know more. Volunteer registration will also be at www.marsfirst.org/wvrox. You can also email us directly at mars2614@gmail.com with any questions about volunteering.

Also, as is tradition at WVROX, we will run a few match cycles with modified game rules. We want your suggestions on what we should do with Rapid React! Post your suggestions here.

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  • All the cargo is the same color, like the fuel only matches in 2017 offseason.
  • Robots climb on the opposite structure
  • Upper hub points don’t count
  • only X# balls of each color
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Multi ball madness, 3x cargo in play, no cap on number held

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Extra balls in play and only hp shots count

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DON’T CALL FRC AT 3AM CHALLENGE VLOG [NOT CLICKBAIT]: Alliance station windows are blacked out and the only view drivers are allowed to have is with a camera pointed at their own robot mounted on a selfie stick

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Better: you only get to use the audience display feed. Everybody huddles around a TV on each end of the field.
This may include the action cam shots if you’re feeling particularly evil.

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Climb points are doubled if you initiate your climb sequence after one member the opposing alliance has climbed to at least the lowest rung.

If you want: Tripled if two members of the opposing alliance have done so and no other of your team mates have climbed yet. Quadrupled if the entire other alliance has climbed already and you haven’t.

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For the first minute of the match, the center line cannot be crossed with bumpers. After that, or at the time no cargo of your color is on your side of the line, fair game.

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Swerve drive users have to disconnect their gyro

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5 points per direct cargo contact with any field staff (no bounces), whether they initiate contact (hitting/blocking the ball back into play) or not. 10 points if they don’t make a blocking attempt. Field E-stop is 50 points if triggered by a shot.

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What about the opposite of “multi-ball madness”:

One ball of each color.
Tech foul for controlling the other alliance’s ball for more than 1 second.

Each ball would start with their respective human player, and autonomous is just for the human player to make their throw.

(In all likelihood this would just come down to luck with what side the balls come out of the hub, but it would be really interesting to see what kinds of crazy defense strategies play out)

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Party Like It’s 2004 Match - all bumpers are prohibited. Climbing on the opponent’s hangar is both legal and worth double.

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We are intrigued. Please define what counts as initiating a climb sequence.

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Low goal worth 2 points, high goal worth 1 point

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Climb pt’s given out in reverse. Low bar worth 15, mid 10, high 6, and traversal 4.

Make it so that there’s an ~1/10 chance that any given climb deducts the number of pts the bar they are on is worth as opposed to adding.

Robot drivers have to wear drunk goggles.

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All teams using limelight or other vision cameras have to turn the light off

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By 3am they may not need goggles for this

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Human players can shoot at any point during the match and shots scored by human players are worth 4 points and 2 points in the upper and lower hub respectively, even during teleop.

Allow teams to perform overtime(T0) climbs.

Allow teams to climb on one another

Allow teams to hold more cargo, hoard more cargo (within their hangar zone), and even catch cargo

Maybe add some AprilTags

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Human Players Only. Robots can only ferry balls back to the HP’s.

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Play a match like this, which is currently the world high score on TBA lol

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