I think I caused some confusion in my previous question on intent to break a rule . A better word to use would have been attempt. So the question is: Is it illegal to attempt to break any rule, or is it only illegal to attempt to break G12.
To be clear, by attempt I mean to clearly take action towards breaking a rule without actually succeeding in doing so. G12 says
It specifically says that destructive strategies are illegal. It goes on to say
Therefore, the action does not have to be egregious, it can merely needs to be seen as intentional.
At the last world championship, it was ruled that attempting to tip a team was grounds for a DQ. G12 contains special language that seems to imply that such a ruling makes sense for G12, but not for any other rules. I want to make that is the correct interpretation.
I understand that referees will only make rulings based on what actually happens on the field and not based on what they think is going on inside a team’s head. In your previous answer you said
Does this mean a robot needs to actually get destroyed/tipped/etc. or is it sufficient for it to be clear to the refs that a team was attempting to destroy their opponent even if the opponent does not tip over etc.