We’ve only seen a handful of tournaments so far, but one thing that stood out to me was how often I saw 448x style tray bots. almost every single tray bot I’ve seen has been in this style.
Judging by what I’ve seen so far, I’m anticipating 40%-60% of all teams in early season tournaments to have this kind of bot. Are there any other styles of tray bots that can counter this? What weaknesses have these bots been shown to have? How can a tray bot not done in this style stay competitive? (and I’m not talking about lifts either, you can’t really compare lifts and trays, as their method of scoring is very different.)
As far as I see it, these robots have very few weaknesses. They can create huge stacks very quickly. They can score and descore towers reliably. It certainly is a powerful design. But we can’t have found the tray bot’s meta already, there has to be a better design out there. The point of this thread is to come up with the next step for tray bots.