I was staring to think about autonomous (my team hasn’t started meeting yet, this is just me thinking stuff through) and I was wondering what everyone thought about the significance of rule T6.
T6: The red Alliance, or the highest seed, places last. The red Alliance has the right to place its Robots on the field last in both Qualiication Matches and Elimination Matches. Once a Team has placed its Robot on the field, its position cannot be readjusted prior to the Match. If a Team violates this rule, the opposing Alliance will be given the opportunity to reposition their Robots promptly.
When I say ”significance” I mean how will it affect outcome of the match. In my opinion this rule gives the red alliance a very significant advantage if this rule is properly enforced. This is because of how the autonomous portion may become a race for goals. It feels like that between evenly matched alliances the red alliance should win autonomous because they would be able to counter the way in which blue sets up their robots, and therefore strategically grab goals. However, would it also be possible for blue to set up in a way that can’t be countered? I think autonomous strategy will be very interesting this year.
I am curious what everyone else’s thoughts are on this.