I was thinking of joining an alliance, but with the way they operate, are they legal?
what wouldnt be legal about them? 99% of alliances are just groups of teams that share ideas together
Alliances increased innovation within vex and strengthen cooperation between teams. If anything alliances are good for vex because it provides a way for newer teams to learn and better teams to make things more competitive.
not really in most alliances
if a team doesn’t have the “skill” that they need to be in a alliance, then they aren’t let in. That lets all of the op teams work together while letting all of the new, inexperienced teams to figure it out on their own (not necessarily a bad thing) but it doesn’t give them the chance to learn new stuff or how to make a new required mechanism. AKA, alliances are basically PTW but instead of money, its skill
(a little off topic but still relevant)
Then comes in the forum!
Helping new teams = good
Bashing new teams = bad
The forum is basically a super alliance, so lets help out the new teams!
Alliances are good for OP teams, not so much for inexperienced ones.
I’d be very careful if I were you. If the feds catch word that you’ve joined an alliance they might just show up at your front door, be warned
As long as it isn’t a rebel alliance you should be fine…
So what would a team say like from Hawaii need to do to join said alliances? I’ve noticed this before, but there seems to be a clear divide between teams on the mainland and other places outside of the continental US. Just a thought.
There’s different requirements for different alliances as far as I’m aware. You would have to meet the requirements for the alliance in question to join.
so basically what I’m hearing here is just git gud lol
nah i dont think they are
Based?! Alliances might be harmful if you don’t talk carefully!
That place being what? The place of impersonating me and my team on discord? The place of organizing spam posts on this forum? The place of consistently saying hurtful things to others? I can see you truly are a role model that every up-and-coming engineer should look up to.
this isnt a very productive or helpful message
Alliance is definitely legal.
But I don’t want to align any of my teams to any alliances because:
- don’t want to be seen as “endorsing” any alliances
- some alliances have that requirement to select fellow alliance members. I don’t want to be forced into this sort of obligations
- we believe we still can share and collaborate even without being formally in any alliances
Yes they are legal. Quite good as well, if you want to improve but you’re already good. Pro team alliances are interesting, but I’m not sure how effective they are, considering everyone is already so good.
they did that to me. I joined the volunteer alliance and got swatted by the rest of the Brentwood Academy teams