From what I've heard, alliances are computer generated thus if we have four teams from our school we CANNOT purposefully join together into an alliance of two teams (we will "mostly likely" end up being in an alliance from a completely random team from a different school).. so that means we will do most of our actual strategising on the day?
Also in terms of VEX Parts we CANNOT 3D print our own functional parts, correct? Does this mean we cannot cut our own metal and make holes for screws, etc (we always have to buy vex metal parts)?? What parts can we make on our own then?
And where can I find all these "general" rules information?