So I watched a decent amount of matches today and one thing that seemed to pop out at me was there didn't seem to be a lot of strategic play. It seemed to me that teams were just going out to the field and running their robots. Now I don't know if anyone will see this who is in Dallas but here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
1. Talk with the team you are against before the match, not when you are in cueing but a good 4 or 5 matches before you go to be cued. Discuss the various strong points of your robot and their robot. Then find out what teams you are against and what their strong points are. Decide on a plan of action, who will cap what goal and in what order.
2. If you have the capacity for more than one cube use it! I saw many "tread bots" going around the field and picking up one cube then going away to score it only to come back and pick up the next cube. You built that type of bot for a reason right? So use the auto loaders fill your robot up and then go score.
3. Remember the bonus cube, it's worth the same as a capped goal. If your robot can tip the cube on your alliance's side early in the game most likely no one will mess with it. I've seen very few teams messing with the cube.
4. Also remember the platform, again worth as much as a capped goal. More teams have been going for this but it is still something that is worth fighting for.
Good luck guys I look forward to seeing who wins tomorrow, wish I was there:)