Vex’s target audience consists of teenage boys and girls, the immaturity level is very high. A name like Sack Attack is very… interesting… I googled Sack Attack and forgot to add Vex Robotics at the end and a dictionary definition came up, no comment on that.
Why not Bag Battle, Container Conflict, or Trough Trouble?
Personally I don’t have a major issue with the name, but I think when you’re trying to ask a group of 20ish 13-15 year olds to take it seriously it is a bit of an issue, as I’ve found so far
Alternatives that i have heard proposed were
Thanks for the shoutout. I agree that the Sack Attack animation isn’t as exciting or flashy as those from years past, but it’s clear and does a good job of explaining the game. I can’t speak for others, but I know that I joined robotics two years ago without seeing the Round Up animation, so I don’t think it will have a huge impact on whether or not new members sign up.
Making animations is really fun but I’d rather not conflict with official VEX business. That would probably hurt my chances of being hired more than remaking the animation could ever help. I don’t really want to be a big YouTube star anyway. That being said, if VEX has a contract for me, I’m certainly listening.
If anyone wants to use a video to recruit new members but doesn’t want to use the Sack Attack animation, I suggest browsing the entries from the Promote Video online challenge. That is what they’re for, after all.
Oh, by the way, I came up with a cool robot design for this year. I’ll send you a PM.
Yes, I agree. But I like VEX’s previous animators better. The Gateway and Round Up animations showed VEX Robots playing the game, and Round Up had a flying robot. This year, the robots and drivers looked very strange…