@Hagan_60883A here’s where I think you can see the value of flags over caps. If you have two highly skilled flag bots (say without descroring arms) against two highly skilled cap bots (say they have no way to hit high flags) victory is almost guaranteed to the flag team. Flag bots can win auton much more easily and overall flag points are higher. Center parking is the only chance for the cap team. Whichever team wins the flags typically wins in my book.
Ideally a match between one of each should be unstoppable but I’ve yet to see such a good pair yet.
Here we go! This has been discussed before, so let's try not to reiterate said points. :)
Yes, it is up to Auton and center park. But cap bots can easily get low flags. Let's say they can score the maximum of 6 caps on posts, rendering them inaccessible to the flag bots. And let's say the flag bots score all high flags. Those are 12 points per team. Two caps are left on the ground and three flags are low.
That's five potential points. For the sake of the argument, let's say flag bots get three low flags and cap bots get two low caps. Flag bots are ahead by one point.
Assuming no defense of scored objects, the cap bots will have more time to center park. Let's say they successfully do so. And alliance park by the same logic.
After the flags alliance park, they'll be down by three points. Let's factor in autonomous, which is worth 4 points. Enough to decide a match.
Flag bots have now oppritunity to score points, but cap bots can get a wide swing. I don't want to type out all of my logic, but assuming perfect runs, the center bottom flag would be huge.
Long story short, yes; flags would win. But that's in a perfect world. Without defense of any kind on either party.
Descoring, which would take valuable points from flag bots, could be easily rivaled by fast lifts. So it's negligible. High flags can't be descored without a shooter. Fine.
So, yes. Flags, point wise, would win. But that's assuming a perfect performance. You don't really miss shots when capping posts. Flags have an advantage, but it's really a pretty even split.