Robots Live Whitwick: 27th & 28th Feb 2010

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Post by Team Terror » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:33 pm

Great event everyone :D
Some good fights and the audience looked interested in our ants. It's a pity we didn't have ants running all the time.
The results to my recollection were:
1st: Anticide
2nd: Terrorizer
3rd: Ant Awe 6
BTW: For live events, such as this one, maybe it would be better to just run mellees and free for alls, like at Aylesbury, so we can keep the action going continuosly, whereas in a competition, only certain robots can enter the ring, and we are always waiting for people to get there ants ready, but with a free for all, paople can put there ants in the arena and run as long as they want. What do you guys think?
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Post by joey_picus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:54 pm

I second that, fantastic event and well done to Andy (again...with a broken robot...) for winning. :)

Maybe a compromise would be to run the competition acrss fewer fights so there's more time for free-for-alls and melees? A few other events such as speedway and football would be good to engage the audience as well.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Frustrating and fun event: waiting for various ants to turn up for 20 minutes was frustrating, but once that was over it was fun.

Yes I agree, let's do melees, perhaps peppered with an antweight teams only competition. Sorry Will, Matt and Alex, but antweight events are fast, sometimes two a minute, and you guys have other priorities, you're welcome to melee away though.

Anyone else agree? I don't want to be contentious, but we need to be running when the big fights end.

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Post by EpicentrE » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:04 am

Thanks for organising and setting up the event, and thanks to those that competed.

These Robot Live events are fun in their own way, but the horrible loud music, and incessant shouting and cheering get fairly annoying after a while. I'm glad in a way that we don't attract crowds to our nice, quiet, relaxed antweight events :P.

I agree with Simon's idea for the ants, it would be nice to have a constant stream of proper fights when there's a crowd watching, then people can just melee and play around the rest of the time.

Unless I'm mistaken, Ed didn't mention the ants once, nor were we included in the prize giving at the end, which is a bit annoying. We're certainly more interesting than a robot that can climb a rope and shake it's head, or those terribad boxing robots.
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Post by peterwaller » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:10 am

These Robot Live events are fun in their own way, but the horrible loud music, and incessant shouting and cheering get fairly annoying after a while. I'm glad in a way that we don't attract crowds to our nice, quiet, relaxed antweight events .
You are beginning to sound like a grumpy old man Scott I thought that was my job. :roll:

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Post by teamocean » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:30 am

Thanks to Simon and co for running the ant competition, sorry we kept on holding everyone up but as Simon said at these events we do have other commitments.

I think it would be better to run an antweight teams only competition at these sort of events as we cannot always be ready on time to fight with our ants as we have so many other robots to keep running throughout the shows. We would still like to take part in the odd melee though and smash a few cans up with the spinners.

Anyway well done to Andy (again :wink: ) for winning with Anticide and hopefully we'll see you all again at an antweight event soon where I can concentrate on having fun with the ants.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:38 pm

Thanks for being so understanding Will.

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Post by alasdair » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:44 pm

I am going to upload the dramatic 3 part final onto utube.
I might do a compilation vid of the whole event.

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Post by alasdair » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:16 pm

EpicentrE wrote: These Robot Live events are fun in their own way, but the horrible loud music, and incessant shouting and cheering get fairly annoying after a while. I'm glad in a way that we don't attract crowds to our nice, quiet, relaxed antweight events :P.
I cant really imagine it.

Oh no, the music isnt going to be too loud?
No dearie, well just have some soft fairy tinkles in the background.
How will we decorate this room then?
I was thinking pink stripes with hearts.
O dear, that hammer looks scary!
Ooh yes!
I will just take it off and replace it with a feather duster in case anyone gets scared. :P

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Post by EpicentrE » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:44 pm

alasdair wrote:
EpicentrE wrote: These Robot Live events are fun in their own way, but the horrible loud music, and incessant shouting and cheering get fairly annoying after a while. I'm glad in a way that we don't attract crowds to our nice, quiet, relaxed antweight events :P.
I cant really imagine it.

Oh no, the music isnt going to be too loud?
No dearie, well just have some soft fairy tinkles in the background.
How will we decorate this room then?
I was thinking pink stripes with hearts.
O dear, that hammer looks scary!
Ooh yes!
I will just take it off and replace it with a feather duster in case anyone gets scared. :P
I'm aware that you're being sarcastic, but I don't think expecting to be able to talk to your fellow roboteers without having to shout at what is, ultimately, a social gathering for us is too unreasonable :P. Also, I work in a school, so I get quite enough of children screaming and shouting throughout the day - that kind of thing makes you appreciate a nice relaxed atmosphere :P.

Also, I found that it actually detracted from the fights of the heavier weight classes. The pull of the heavyweights over other weight classes is the huge amount of weight smashing around, and part of that is the noise that they make. That noise sounded a lot louder, and therefore, more impressive, over the lunch break where it wasn't competing with the music.

Grumpy grumpy grumpy *grumps off*.
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Post by razerdave » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:47 pm

Hey guys

I'm sorry I wasn't really around to watch the antweights, I had my hands full with Cabrakan, glad my arena was of use though :)

I'll fix up the arena a lot better for the next RR event (Nottingham), and I'll put in the raising and lowering pit and I'll fix the arena flipper, and put it back on the control box

Oh, and TBH I agree with scott, ants are a lot more interesting to watch than skeletron :)

As for the loud music, works for me :)

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Post by Simon Windisch » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:31 pm

The arena was great Dave, but a better one would be greater.

I did have a sore throat after all that shouting, but I don't mind the noise, it's most noticeable when you play back the video.

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Post by joey_picus » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:41 pm

I did mind the noise, I spent a lot of the first day with a splitting headache partially brought on by it all...it was good the first show I went but after going to two RL events it wore very thin.
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Post by alasdair » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:44 pm

Joey wrote:I did mind the noise, I spent a lot of the first day with a splitting headache partially brought on by it all...it was good the first show I went but after going to two RL events it wore very thin.
The most i saw of you on saturday joey, you were asleep! :P

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