Strayegies such as outside cap descoring
@Joey The Great i hope they don't ban side parking on the center platform, also, there is a slight loop hole in the rules where a robot could touch the high flags by jumping
I do NOT agree that there is a loophole at all.
<SG2> Robot expansion is limited once the Match begins. As per <G3>, at the beginning of a Match, each Robot must be smaller than a volume of 18” (457.2 mm) long by 18” (457.2 mm) wide by 18” (457.2 mm) tall.
a. Once the Match begins, a Robot which is contacting the Expansion Zone may expand vertically with no height limit. However, once fully outside of the Expansion Zone (i.e. no longer contacting it), the Robot must return to a height limit of 18” (457.2 mm) tall.
b. Once the Match begins, Robots may expand, but no horizontal dimension can exceed 36” (914.4 mm) at any point during the Match.
c. As a result of this rule, Robots may not contact High Flags.
Note: A Robot which interferes with gameplay as a result of violating this rule, such as Toggling a High Flag or blocking a launched Ball while outside of the Expansion Zone, will result in a Disqualification, whether the interference is Match Affecting or not.
<SG7> Use Game Objects for gameplay. Game Objects cannot be used to accomplish actions that would be otherwise illegal if they were attempted by Robot mechanisms.
a. High Flags may only be contacted by Balls that are not being contacted by a Robot.
Note the two bold parts of the two rules shown above. Particularly SG7, this would preclude a robot jumping to toggle a high goal.
Plus it would give an extreme advantage, back in SD we have several robots that try to get on the platforms but get stuck on the alliance platform. If you can go directly onto the center platform you don't have to worry about the other robot getting stuck on the alliance platform.
Hoarding – A Robot status. A Robot is Hoarding if it is actively blocking opposing Robot access to
more than two (2) Balls, or more than one (1) Cap, in any of the four (4) corners of the field (i.e.
positioned in the corner roughly the size of one foam field tile). See <SG5>.
According to the rules you are allowed to hoard more than two objects, and block access to a hoard as long as the hoarded objects are not in the four corners of the perimeter. (i.e. You can hoard objects in the "corners" made by the flag poles and it's perfectly legal, regardless of how much you defend the objects.