Arena Challenge #1

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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby kennsington on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:40 am

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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby badillo on Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:45 am

I beated the last contraption... but this is no real challenge material...

Ill start working on a hard to beat machine!



http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=309510
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:48 am

badillo wrote:I beated the last contraption... but this is no real challenge material...

Ill start working on a hard to beat machine!



http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=309510



tweaked!
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=309617
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby badillo on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:03 am

I cant really compete with 36 pieces... that wouldnt be monstrous enough...

Maybe a 60 piece max per side rule is needed?

(as i understand it there is a 120 piece maximum)
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:08 am

badillo wrote:I cant really compete with 36 pieces... that wouldnt be monstrous enough...

Maybe a 60 piece max per side rule is needed?

(as i understand it there is a 120 piece maximum)



you mean like this?

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310023

:P
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby kennsington on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:23 am

I had to battle the piece limit on this one.

The huge amount of pieces was part of my strategy, but oh well.

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:
badillo wrote:I cant really compete with 36 pieces... that wouldnt be monstrous enough...

Maybe a 60 piece max per side rule is needed?

(as i understand it there is a 120 piece maximum)



you mean like this?

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310023

:P


I can prevent you from scoring, but I'm still working on scoring myself

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310703
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby pojo on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:38 am

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:
badillo wrote:I cant really compete with 36 pieces... that wouldnt be monstrous enough...

Maybe a 60 piece max per side rule is needed?

(as i understand it there is a 120 piece maximum)



you mean like this?

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310023

:P


Dunno if you were the current champion... but win!
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310689

As for the next guy... I doubt this counts, though it is technically a win.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=310769
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby kennsington on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:45 am

No no, it counts. That is actually how the person beat me at that time.

I actually posted the wrong link before. I edited it now.
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby MattDunbar on Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:07 pm

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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby notthat on Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:57 pm

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=321327

Feels kinda funny making this to beat 3 sticks.

Worked many hours on this. It's 60 pieces exactly.
I call her... Jenny.

*Edit* Updated Jenny.
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:02 pm

wow.. jenny is pretty sweet!
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby SwyftJizzo on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:36 pm

notthat wrote:http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=321327

Feels kinda funny making this to beat 3 sticks.

Worked many hours on this. It's 60 pieces exactly.
I call her... Jenny.

*Edit* Updated Jenny.


Well prepare to feel silly again, 3 pieces.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=322013
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby Sumaleth on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:43 pm

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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby Sly-guy on Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:56 am

Sumaleth wrote:http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=322085


Now it seems to be back to tthe beginnings.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=322668
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby Sumaleth on Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:28 am

It evolved from amoeba to Jenny to amoeba in 8 pages. :lol:
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby Sumaleth on Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:52 am

Okay, a more serious contribution:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=323128
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby notthat on Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:50 am

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=323585

I like what you did there going with the overhead. Much simpler than what I did.
Sorry for the simple contraction on this, I am working on a Jenny v2 ATM. I would face it vs your contraption when it's done but the thing is I already started working on it in another save and I don't think there's a way to combine my new Jenny with yours.

I'll post it when it's done, in the meanwhile feel free to kick the butt of this contraption ;]
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby notthat on Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:44 pm

I got a test coming up so I can't work on the next version of Jenny atm. I am very excited about the concept of a contraption that steals the ball before it even touches the top of the barrier. I think a solution of this sort will be hard to beat, at least require a very specific counter-gladiator to beat. Though it is extremely hard to execute. Especially with only 60 pieces and some of the unfortunate bugs in the engine (If a rope gets pulled too fast it might break, if it is pulled around a hindge it can cut clean through the hindge, etc).
Eventually I want to build the ultimate gladiator, one that will be near unbeatable. That is still a long way to go though.

Ill work on it some more when RL permits.
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby notthat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:46 am

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=378622

Presenting Jenny v2.
60 pieces.

The rolling effect on the ball is what I aimed for initially, I believe that is definitely the way to go in future models. She got more power than v1 allowing the lift of a full size ramp before the ball touchdowns. She is still vulnerable to wall shove interruptions, but if I can further increase the lever strength and deployment speed in future versions, then I suspect I can build a model that's only beatable by air to air combat tactics, effectively rendering nearly all previous gladiators obsolete. That's my current goal.
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Re: Arena Challenge #1

Postby rox_midge on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:35 pm

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