has anyone heard any rumors about moving the platform one tile to the front of the field?
This is the first I’ve heard of anything like this. I don’t think there has ever been a major layout change, and I believe the manual updates for Worlds have already been posted, detailing no such change.
I confidently assume this is just a rumor.
Idk where you heard this, but it is most certainly false
No… but I assume that such a rumor might have come from a misunderstanding of the manual update field modification section. It states:
(new) Field Modification: At the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship, the Alliance Stations will
be moved 24” (0.61m) closer to the Net.
It is actually referring to moving the alliance station itself (the place where teams stand) 1 tile closer to the net, which I can see getting misread. In the manual it shows a picture showing the moved alliance station (and the platforms in the same place as always).
Look at the official game manual update - it is out, and the changes in it are the only ones to be made for Worlds (as far as I am aware, anyhow!).
tbh I misread that aswell