Oops. Sorry. But both 9090A and C did fantastically well.
8059D was hoping that 9090A will pick them as 2nd pick.
I am sure they were in 9090A’s consideration, but too bad, it was not to be.
Else I think it will be interesting to see how 2915A perform without cubes for them to score
I think you meant to say “Not as much as VCAT’s”. I agree that your custom c channels would be tough. It helped QCC 2 to piggyback the 2 8 motor drive VEXU robots together in order to break through VCAT’s wall.
All season long I was telling members of the Game Design Committee that I was certain that at least one Wallbot would win a division at Worlds. I was obviously wrong. I’m surprised more teams didn’t even try this strategy. Cube hoarding and post/Skyrise isolating were the only ways to comeback from a large autonomous deficit. With the number of mishandled Skyrise Sections we saw during Autonomous, there were some alliances which certainly would have benefited from from a Wallbot to cut their opponents off from Cubes and posts. That being said, it’s a very risky design approach to take, especially since you’d have to convince the top teams to try this new strategy in elims. Congratulations to teams out there who at least tried this route.
AURA’s McChicken actually was supposed to be a cube denial and defense robot. They played down this capability the entire event and then added pistons to their passive wings for eliminations. The strategy didn’t work against really fast 8 motor drives like QCC2 had. If anyone wants to see some really good cube denial and blocking I would suggest watching the VEXU semi final matches and also read AURA’s design notebook where they discuss their strategy in depth.
185D had a cube hoarder also. It didn’t do as well as I had hoped for a bunch of reasons, mainly because it wasn’t reliable and never really faced anyone that was good enough to make cube hoarding worth it. It also didn’t help that everyone seemed to have an instinctive hatred towards them and their robot, it got to the point where the refs were telling all the teams they faced in quals to get entangled with it so they could dq it. I still think the strategy had promise, if anybody would have given it a chance.