Presenting the latest broken strategy that seems to be completely legal. Tether Wheel strategy, as the name implies, uses wheels on tethers to block goals. This goal is the optimal strategy for red…
Here red has placed a tether wheel on the bottom, then scored a blue ball, a red ball, and another blue ball. Due to the wheels it is impossible to descore anything. Then since the top blue ball is definitely above the top ring the goal is owned by the red alliance. The bottom ball is blue because if it was red, since it is a touching a red robot, it wouldn’t count, instead we use that spot to store another blue ball, and not let the blue alliance use it.
So, red owns the goal, it is impossible to descore, and it is hoarding two blue balls with out going to red’s total of 3 per robot. And the rules seem to have nothing against this.
What are everyone’s thoughts on this? Viable strategy? Will be addressed in a manual update?
Also here’s a poll, because I know everyone likes that…
- Pure Genius
- GDC will definitely outlaw
- Mechanism is too complex