What is a team?

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What is a team?

Post by jes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:04 am

Maybe a stupid question, but I've seen some mention of "teams" and it seems like these are multiple robots entered by the same person in the same event.

I don't quite understand how grouping the robots as a "team" differs from simply entering each robot individually? Do the robots win as a "team" rather than individually? If so that would seem as though it gives a larger team 4x the chances of winning compared to a lone robot, so I don't quite understand.

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Re: What is a team?

Post by peterwaller » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:26 am

Each team is limited to 3 rolling robots and 1 either walker/ shuffler or cluster.
Some families have multiple teams so teams must be self contained and not share parts like batteries or transmitters.
Also by being in a team Antlog ensures team members are in different groups for the initial stages at least so you don't get drawn against yourself unless you progress past the group stages.

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Re: What is a team?

Post by tomboys » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:37 am

Also (apart from clusters) each team has to have a separate driver
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Re: What is a team?

Post by jes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 pm

But what's the point?

Why isn't it just that you enter each robot individually and it's OK to share drivers between robots?

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Re: What is a team?

Post by Kyro » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 pm

because thats the rules...

the main point of creating a team is so that its much harder to end up drawn against your own robot.

having a team keeps your (up to) 4 entries seperate.

whether you have 4 robots, or just 1, the same rules apply... double elimination... so every robot needs to lose twice to be out of the competition...
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Re: What is a team?

Post by tomboys » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:50 pm

If you want 2 different drivers, you can just enter as 2 different teams. You can also have the same robot in multiple teams, but not in the same competition. It's mainly to reduce numbers so that there is essentially a limit of 4 robots per person.
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Re: What is a team?

Post by jes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:14 pm

OK, thanks all!

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Re: What is a team?

Post by LimaHotel » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:25 pm

A note with clusters: The Team that operates the Cluster must own all the transmitters that are used for driving the cluster. You can get a driver from another team to drive your other cluster part(s), but they'd need to use your transmitter.
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Re: What is a team?

Post by Kyro » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:41 pm

which is evidently the reason my 3rd tx has been modified back to driving on the right, weapon on the left...

i am one of a few that drive on the left
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Mantis (4wd grab 'n' lift)
Dominus (Vert SPINNAAH)
Beatus and Defeatus, haha yeah man, you mad?(4wd cluster)
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Re: What is a team?

Post by MarkR » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Kyro:

Nobody told me which side is supposed to drive, so I put the throttle on the left and steering on the right (+ weapon on the right too), on all my robots / controllers. I realise this is an unconventional setup.

The configuration was just copied from the "mode 2" quads which have the throttle on the left, so I thought throttle should go forward/back (of course on a quadcopter it goes up/down)
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Stacie - tidy flipper; 4wd driven by hair bands

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