The reason for this topic is to see what everyone else is thinking about the strategy of parking robots on the platform. I have seen some discussion on this topic in other threads a while ago. But the one of the reasons that made me question the importance of parking on the platform are because in previous games, like turning point, teams would forgo the platform because in the time they take parking, the other alliance would score more net points than the platform is worth.
One reason I think it isn’t worth it to climb the platform is because mobile goals are worth more on the platform and they are safe in the last 30 seconds. The way I see matches being played out is at the beginning people will rush to mobile goals, then when all or most of the mobile goals are in possession of robots, the robots will try and 1. take mobile goals from the opponent (if possible) and 2. score rings on the goals that they own. Then in the last 30 seconds, teams will lift their mobile goals onto the platform from the side so they are a safe 40 points plus rings, and if they lift the mobile goals on it would be very difficult to lower the platform without disturbing the mobile goals are already placed there.
So why not try to climb the platform with the goals? The main problem I see with this is that it would be really difficult to carry multiple goals with rings and climb a 22 degree platform. Another challenge with this is that the tall goal has a tendency to fall over, so climbing with it is probably going to be very difficult, but if you can do that, I might be wrong.
So what are everyone else’s thoughts?