Don’t panic, you’re not going to learn anything about the games yet. This is solely to allow our customers to reserve their kits, in advance of the games being released at the VEX Robotics Live Remote World Championships. We expect game kits to begin shipping in Mid-June.
Not exactly true. This has revealed something about the new game.
Look at the scoring element kit. It contains 2 game objects for $5.
This implies that the new game will only have 1 kind of scoring element, and that there will be more of them. IIRC the Tower Takeover and Change Up kits of the same kind come with only one cube and one ball, respectively.
Judging from the pages, looks like we’re going to be playing on a 12 foot by 12 foot vex logo, with the game peices also being vex logos. Even the field elements are vex logos! I must say, the 2021-2022 vex robotics competition: GAME sure is shaping up to be interesting.
I collected some information on prices to try and estimate total number of game peices. The prices vary a lot though and there is very limited data on vex’s website so this will be incredibly rough.
in change up it costs 4.99 for one ball.
it costs 79.99 for 18 balls, which is about 4.44 per ball.
so a ball was 1.12 times more expensive when purchased individually than when purchased in the kit.
in this game, it costs 4.99 for 2 peices.
and it costs 49.99 for all the peices.
so if we assume that pairs of 2 peices are about 1.12 times more expensive when bought individually (like it is for change up) then pairs of peices bought as a kit should cost around 4.44 (for two peices mind you)
This means each piece in the kit should cost around 2.22 each.
49.99/2.22 = 22.5, lets round down to 22 because an odd number of peices doesn’t seem likely.
Therefore, I estimate there will be 22 game peices total next year.
(assuming there is only one type of game piece this year, if there is a secondary piece that is part of the kit but not available for individual purchase, then that throws everything off)
I’m not considering values for tower takeover because the cubes purchased individually were almost twice as expensive as cubes purchased through the kit, and I don’t really understand why that was.
well, a change up game element kit weighs 3024 grams (not including packaging), so if this game’s element kit(full) costs the same to ship, it should weigh roughly the same. (3024 grams). But if there are 22 game peices in a full kit (which is my extremely rough guess) that would be about 137.5 grams per piece. about 0.8 times the weight of a change up ball, so pretty light.
of course, shipping price is obviously not linearly proportional to package weight, and there are a ton of other factors involved in shipping costs, so who knows how accurate my estimate will turn out to be.
I think this is probably more likely. The 2 field element kits imply both a) that there are two ways to score elements and b) that these are expensive. Perhaps one element corresponds with one field kit and another element corresponds with the second field kit.
V6 dropping this year, but really it won’t be out until the end of the season and most people won’t be able to get it. Includes some really hard to get GPU because of the global chip shortage to run AI on. Waterproof out of the box.
To provide compatibility with this game, we will all need the V5 water game covers.