Something interesting about this year’s skills challenge is the way your score increases as you score more balls. From 1-5 balls interacted with, the score skyrockets linearly with the number of blue rows blocked off. From 5-10 balls, the score increases polynomially, as you begin to score red rows. Finally, from 10-30 balls interacted, the score gradually increases from 106 to 126
The graph below shows this trend, with trendlines added for visual support:
Here’s the interesting part: If you define the complexity of a skills run based on how many balls the robot interacts with, then a 126 point skills is three times more complex than a 106 point skills, with only a slight increase in score.
What are y’alls’ thoughts on this phenomenon?