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    My thoughts on Heat 2 after watching it:

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    :congrats: Gabriel really is an unpredictable thing. Possibly the only robot capable of lasting a full battle against a fully functioning Carbide weapon. That opening two three-way battle was definitely the highlight of the heat, but the judges made the right decision, Carbide got all the attacks and damage in.

    A bit of contention in the second three-way, but I think Eruption would have won even without the arena damage/cease confusion.

    After that, Carbide breezed through to the final, and Big Nipper made up for their abysmal opening performance with a(n after)shock victory. I feel bad for Eruption, but on the positive side, that 10 way melee will give them a chance of getting into the record books for the most OotA flips in one battle.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    My thoughts on Heat 2 after watching it:

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    :congrats: Gabriel really is an unpredictable thing. Possibly the only robot capable of lasting a full battle against a fully functioning Carbide weapon. That opening two three-way battle was definitely the highlight of the heat, but the judges made the right decision, Carbide got all the attacks and damage in.

    A bit of contention in the second three-way, but I think Eruption would have won even without the arena damage/cease confusion.

    After that, Carbide breezed through to the final, and Big Nipper made up for their abysmal opening performance with a(n after)shock victory. I feel bad for Eruption, but on the positive side, that 10 way melee will give them a chance of getting into the record books for the most OotA flips in one battle.
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    Fighting Gabriel is like trying to fight a daddy long-legs.

    Eruption :eek: what a flipping machine. But they just couldn't get close to Carbide, literally.


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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    My thoughts on Heat 2 after watching it:

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    :congrats: Gabriel really is an unpredictable thing. Possibly the only robot capable of lasting a full battle against a fully functioning Carbide weapon. That opening two three-way battle was definitely the highlight of the heat, but the judges made the right decision, Carbide got all the attacks and damage in.

    A bit of contention in the second three-way, but I think Eruption would have won even without the arena damage/cease confusion.

    After that, Carbide breezed through to the final, and Big Nipper made up for their abysmal opening performance with a(n after)shock victory. I feel bad for Eruption, but on the positive side, that 10 way melee will give them a chance of getting into the record books for the most OotA flips in one battle.
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    don't think I can argue with any of this! I was amazed how well Gabriel stood up to Carbide to keep going, shame to have not withstood more against aftershock. IT was the right call by the judges to give Carbide the win.

    Is this the first time the arena lights have been damaged in a fight?
    Should the fight have been stopped to fix the floor flipper?
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    It looks like there could be a spinner that self destructs? Can't recall what they called it, but the design of the the bar/blade was interesting.
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    (Original post by dhr90)
    Is this the first time the arena lights have been damaged in a fight?
    :nah: Chaos 2 broke so many, they were given one as a souvenir. :p: Theirs weren't quite so high, mind!

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    It looks like there could be a spinner that self destructs? Can't recall what they called it, but the design of the the bar/blade was interesting.
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    That'd be Apex - they were in the last series, but blink and you'd have missed them. The asymmetrical spinner bar is new though. :holmes:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    :nah: Chaos 2 broke so many, they were given one as a souvenir. :p: Theirs weren't quite so high, mind!


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    That'd be Apex - they were in the last series, but blink and you'd have missed them. The asymmetrical spinner bar is new though. :holmes:

    I need to watch the old series more it seems!

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    Thats the one, can't see how an asymetric spinner is ever vaguelly stable and can work.

    Wish they had shown us more about Aftershock's blade being broken by Carbide, how big a chunk got taken off etc. Think the arena perspex will need to be toughened up in future given how violent spinners have become?
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    My thoughts on Heat 2 after watching it:

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    I feel bad for Eruption, but on the positive side, that 10 way melee will give them a chance of getting into the record books for the most OotA flips in one battle.
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    Yeah, but Eruption vs Apollo? OotA-off on the cards.

    How have they built the arena? Granted the robots have got far more powerful compared to the original run 15 odd years ago but I swear the old arena never took this much damage this regularly)
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    Well it was a better episode than the previous one.

    Not going to hide my thoughts as people will have seen it and it wont make sense anyway.
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    Clusterbots dont have the power to deliver damage. You could have one that was a complete tangle mess for the spinners, but generally not convincing. Axebots and pincer bots waste of time.

    Gabriel was just as interesting first time round as it doesnt have the mass to resist the spinners so it bounces off. Not going to kill anything though.

    the vertical v horizontal spinner was good and it seems the bigger horizontal on carbide had the clear advantage. I can see ive lost interest because I fast forward to the fights these days. the rest just irritates me.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
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    Yeah, but Eruption vs Apollo? OotA-off on the cards.

    How have they built the arena? Granted the robots have got far more powerful compared to the original run 15 odd years ago but I swear the old arena never took this much damage this regularly)

    Thats a good point, I may have only been 8/10 years old, but I don't remember that much damage occuring so regularly.
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    (Original post by dhr90)
    I need to watch the old series more it seems!

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    Thats the one, can't see how an asymetric spinner is ever vaguelly stable and can work.

    Wish they had shown us more about Aftershock's blade being broken by Carbide, how big a chunk got taken off etc. Think the arena perspex will need to be toughened up in future given how violent spinners have become?


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    Yeah, but Eruption vs Apollo? OotA-off on the cards.

    How have they built the arena? Granted the robots have got far more powerful compared to the original run 15 odd years ago but I swear the old arena never took this much damage this regularly)


    It was only really towards the end of Series 7 that arena damage became a common thing (Typhoon 2 loved smashing the walls to pieces). The new arena is far stronger, but not strong enough it would seem. :p:
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    Am a bit bored with Robot Wars. have we had international versions?? That might spice it up a bit?
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    It was only really towards the end of Series 7 that arena damage became a common thing (Typhoon 2 loved smashing the walls to pieces). The new arena is far stronger, but not strong enough it would seem. :p:
    Your robot wars knowledge is immense. Should have it as your specialist subject if you ever go on Mastermind

    Just googled for Typhoon 2 videos, first one has them smashing the arena wall Makes me wonder though, what if someone designed a robot with that sort of all around spinner design now? Carbide with that type of blade/spinner/bar for instance would be a nightmare to draw against!
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Am a bit bored with Robot Wars. have we had international versions?? That might spice it up a bit?
    There was the American Battlebots from 2015-16, though that seems to have been cancelled after just the two series. A lot of the fights are available on ABC's or Battlebots' official Youtube channels, though a few are region locked to the USA. Here's one that isn't:

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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    There was the American Battlebots from 2015-16, though that seems to have been cancelled after just the two series. A lot of the fights are available on ABC's or Battlebots' official Youtube channels, though a few are region locked to the USA. Here's one that isn't:

    I mean country v country. I think battlebots is still going?


    Did you see that one with the giant robots in japan it was naff.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    I mean country v country. I think battlebots is still going?


    Did you see that one with the giant robots in japan it was naff.
    I've seen some Youtube videos from an international Fighting Robots Association (FRA) tournament or two, but if there's anything big/televised, I don't know about it. And unfortunately, ABC have removed Battlebots from their list of ongoing series, and the rights to air repeats of the 2015 and 2016 series have been sold to some other channel - seems like they're done with the show to me.

    I've not seen the giant robot fight, but I heard it wasn't great. I'll stick to anime for mechs. :p:
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    (Original post by dhr90)
    Your robot wars knowledge is immense. Should have it as your specialist subject if you ever go on Mastermind

    Just googled for Typhoon 2 videos, first one has them smashing the arena wall Makes me wonder though, what if someone designed a robot with that sort of all around spinner design now? Carbide with that type of blade/spinner/bar for instance would be a nightmare to draw against!
    In all honesty, I'd probably pick it as a specialist subject over anime. Less broad. :p:

    I'm no engineer, but I'd imagine the main downside of having a full-body spinner which is up to the same level as today's more conventional spinner weapons would be the damage it would sustain itself after every impact. Series 8 and 9 had M.R. Speed Squared, the only full-body spinner to take part in the reboot - always started strongly in the initial 4 way qualifier, but wasn't even remotely good in the round robin fights.

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    We're team Track-Tion, and we'll be appearing in episode 3
    Any comments on Heat 2, before we see your robot this evening?
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    My thoughts/predictions for Heat 3 (robot I expect to win in bold, robot I'd like to win in italics):

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    Apex - BIG old spinner, and an interesting shape, but this robot didn't last long in Series 9. Could be good if reliability isn't still an issue.

    Bucky the Robot - I LOVE the design, definitely the best looking new robot so far (no offence to Team Track-tion )

    Rapid - Another robot that promised a lot in the last series, but failed to deliver. Seems a safer bet than Apex for me, though.

    Terrorhurtz - The only old veteran in the heat. Nice to see them as usual, but I'd be surprised if they still have what it takes to win.

    Track-tion - Looks like Suicidal Tendencies 3. :holmes: Nice to see a tracked machine in Reboot Wars at last, though.

    Vulture - Actually, this newbie one looks pretty amazing as well. :zomg: But I'm still rooting for the chattering teeth. :p:
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    Bullet proof Eh?

    ****ing Nora that was terrifying just watching
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    That robot Apex was flipping frightening to watch blow up!
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Any comments on Heat 2, before we see your robot this evening?
    Sorry, we only just got to see heat 2 so haven't been able to put this up!
    Hopefully everyone has seen this and is now watching episode 3, but we'll enclose it in a spoiler just in case!
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    As for most people, we thought this heat was likely to be the most exciting, and so far it definitely lived up to expectation! The outrage in the group battle when the floor was damaged was quite amazing (we remembered it more because it delayed one of our battles with them fixing it, but it was well portrayed here, if a shame that the teams didn't agree on one action). We did feel it was a little unfair on Aftershock that Eruption knocked them out after they effectively surrendered, but that was part of the excitement!
    One of our favourite moments was when Gabriel 2 nearly knocked Carbide out in their group battle, as the reigning champions. It was definitely very well deserved that Gabriel were applauded down the walk of light by all the other teams! After Gabriel 2's success, we did think it was a shame that Carbide then completely walked the rest of the heat unharmed, as it had potential for it being much more exciting, but they definitely deserved to be in the final in our opinion.
    This entire heat was full of amazing battles, but Eruption and Big Nipper fought the best to join Apollo and Sabretooth in the 10-way fight later in the series!

    Hope you guys are currently enjoying episode 3, we're loving it so far!
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    My thoughts on Heat 3
    My prediction was right again. :blow: Rapid's low design and powerful flipper could make it a real threat to the reigning champions... if they can sort out their gas leak issues! As for my personal pick... I still love Bucky's design, but the lack of self-righting mechanism is always a huge risk. The mascot was a great laugh, though. :rofl:

    Apex... I think the design was too awesome for real world physics to handle. :rip: That must have been absolutely terrifying for the audience. Loved the Team Track-tion reaction to it though - and I look forward to seeing a bit more of your robot in the 10-way battle, seeing as your fights against Rapid and Apex were over quickly, and the one against Vulture didn't happen.

    Terrorhurtz clearly isn't past their best, I take it all back. I was worried they would be flipped out in seconds as well in the heat final, but they put up a good fight.


    Another good episode.
 
 
 
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