History Series / BattleBots

26th Jun '16 4:51:06 PM bombadil211
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* CoolButInefficient: Flamethrowers. They look flashy and seem very dangerous, but are really only good for show. They rarely do any damage, and could only have any real impact if the opposing robot's engine is exposed, but you wouldn't need a flamethrower if you get to that point. Averted with Shaman (the minibot of Witch Doctor), which managed to cook at least one of Bronco's motors through the armor.

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* CoolButInefficient: Flamethrowers. They look flashy and seem very dangerous, but are really only good for show. They rarely do any damage, and could only have any real impact if the opposing robot's engine is exposed, but you wouldn't need a flamethrower if you get to that point.
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Averted with Shaman (the minibot of Witch Doctor), which managed to cook at least one of Bronco's motors through the armor.armor.
** Also averted with Complete Control, which incorporated the flame thrower into its jaws. This design allowed the operators to let loose a targeted jet of flame against a stuck opponent.
26th Jun '16 4:48:38 PM bombadil211
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** The Obwalden Overlord, from Series 2 of the ABC run, is another excellent example.

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** The Obwalden Overlord, from Series 2 of the ABC run, is another excellent example. A humanoid bot with articulated arms that were operated by motion control, it was too slow to put up much of a fight. Its attacking arm didn't even work and simply dragged along the ground. It ended the battle with its internals on fire and a good portion of it melted.
** Drones were introduced in the ABC run's second season. While cool, they turned out to be unmaneuverable and more of a hindrance than a benefit. Complete Control's drone ended up wedging one of its props on the side of the arena and couldn't take off again.
25th Jun '16 8:26:04 AM TheMasterPanda
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** In season 2 of the ABC reboot, the Obwalden Overlord took one of these in its qualifying battle against the new Warhead, as its weapon arm was having issues and Warhead's new flamethrower managed to melt some of the "tendons" letting the Overlord move, stopping it from moving.
25th Jun '16 8:13:05 AM TheMasterPanda
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*** Warhead may qualify even more in the ABC run's second season, as its blade has been replaced with a T-rex head, designed to crush and tear opponents. Whether this will prove impractical or not remains to be seen.
24th Jun '16 7:42:23 AM AGTMagic
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** The Obwalden Overlord, from Series 2 of the ABC run, is another excellent example.
12th May '16 5:01:21 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It is set to premiere on June 23 2016.

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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It is set to premiere on June 23 2016.
2016 and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the trailer can be viewed here]].
11th May '16 4:34:37 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It is set to premiere on June 23 2016; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the Season 2 trailer can be viewed here.]].

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The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season. It is set to premiere on June 23 2016; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the Season 2 trailer can be viewed here.]].
2016.
10th May '16 10:18:13 AM MarcoPolo250
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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- with one division set between the limits of the original HW and SHW divisions.

It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season and is set to premiere on June 23 2016.

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A six-episode revival of the series aired on ABC Creator/{{ABC}} on June 1st, 2015. The revival is hosted by Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, with assistance from Molly [=McGrath=]. The announcements are now done by Faruq Tauheed. Some changes have been made to the gameplay, rules, notably allowing flamethrowers and the overall removal of weight divisions- divisions - with one division set between the limits of the original HW Heavyweight and SHW Super Heavyweight divisions.

It The revival was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season and season. It is set to premiere on June 23 2016.
2016; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAgjelSGrwI the Season 2 trailer can be viewed here.]].
29th Apr '16 5:34:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season.

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It was successful enough that a second season, with a larger field of 56 competitors, [[http://www.battlebots.com/redcarpetcrush/ was announced in November 2015]]. Season 2 will feature the addition of [[DeathFromAbove drones]], and a revised tournament system compared to the one in the first season.
season and is set to premiere on June 23 2016.
11th Mar '16 1:18:15 PM TokyoByNight
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Some robots in the ABC reboot serve as the successor to previous robots:
** Bronco is the successor to both Toro & The Matador
** Lock-Jaw is a green-painted heavyweight version of Diesector, with the hammers removed and replaced by extra wheels.
** Complete Control was brought back as a heavyweight version of the middleweight bot with a flamethrower
** Invader is this to Mebabyte.
** Tentomushi will be brought back as a heavyweight version of the original lightweight bot.
** Season 2 will also feature Ultimo Destructo, the successor to the iconic Techno Destructo from the original series.
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