is only 120 points. With the help of the Toss Up app, I calculated the perfect game, and I was surprised. The perfect game would consist of an alliance winning autonomous, stashing 10 bucky balls in the two goals, capping them with a large ball, and both alliance partners high hanging with a large ball.
120 is pretty low compared to the previous games, and even then an average match would get nowhere near that, especially since 40 of those points are from double high hanging while holding balls. Craaaazy stuff. And even more reason to be excited to see how games turn out next season.
(Keeping in mind that only 5 bucky balls would fit in a goal without causing problems for the large ball and that it wouldn’t be reasonable to assume teams would be capable of stacking multiple large balls on the goal.)
95 Points. 5 in each of the two plastic tubes (50 total). 1 Big ball on each of the clear tubes (20 total). One high hanging robot with one big ball on it (20 total), and one big ball in the goal zone (5 total).
50+20+20+5 = 95
Where did the extra 5 come from?
EDIT: Apparently winning autonomous gets you 10 extra points, IDK how since no rules have been released.
Your allowed to have two hanging robots. But you did point out an error I made in not bringing the second goal into account. So I redid the score and came out with 120. Also, Cody has a pending question in the official Q&A about two hanging robots sharing the same ball. If that’s allowed, it’d go up to 125 with the extra large ball being in the goal zone.
That just means a robot can’t hang with 2 balls at the same time. If each robot has a ball then it’s possible. It’ll just mean an alliance needs to have 2 robots which don’t touch each other. if a robot can share a single ball, then the rule is uncertain and still fluctuates[sic]
Even if it is infeasible, the max score is the max score. In Sack Attack, stacking every sack on the high goal in a match and winning parking and auton gets you 1060 points, even though no one can do that.
120 is about the same as Round Up’s max score. Today with the intake bot in the virtual ROBOTC exhibit, I got 46 points in a single-player match, so we should see some high scores in the late season especially.
If you assume that the buckyballs are 5" diameter spheres and the goal is an 8" diameter cylinder, they stack optimally in a zigzag pattern. If you do the geometry, it comes out to: 5" for the first buckyball and 4" for every other one on top, so 5 balls is 21".