getting botguy during the 1st minute

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nicks
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I have a question about getting botguy. It says you can't go onto the area under him and the frogs for the first minute, but what if you reach over that area and try to grab something off there. Is that allowed? Our team was confused about that.

Adam
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This has already been answered on the official FAQ.

The no touch zone is only the surface of the game field. The PVC and the island are all okay to touch.

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thanks

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Apart from the misspellings (understandable since I assume this is a first draft), I think my only major comment is that the ban on entering your opponent's area for the whole game is somewhat draconian. The 2007 and 2008 games were quite successful in this area. In 2007, it was difficult to get across, plus you could not touch the ground for the first part of the game, but some teams (I think Cedar Brook and Norman High) were able to mess with the opponent's bins early in the game, which I thought was innovative and within the spirit of Botball. In 2008, it was physically very challenging to get across, but you were encouraged to try, and could get a very big point reward (St. Mary's did this very effectively, and both Norman and Nease had good methods of quickly getting across the pit). In both games, teams were able to score points without an obscene amount of chaos, but the teams were still rewarded for innovative methods of interference.

Lily lara