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    Mr death : kill mf2.5 and black panther. avoid last rites. use the spinner. If i have to attack lr, make him go spinner to spinner

    gfi2: idk attack anyone, avoid hazards.

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    TACTICS

    MiDAS: Smash things with my axe, which is the only properly damaging weapon in the fight, and try not to get flipped, clamped or lifted. Prop them up with my lifters if I have to.

    Cryoseism: Spin up and hit things. Try to team up with Coldforge against the other two if possible. Avoid Killotine's axe, smash its sides up, and go for Creature's wheels.


    PREDICTIONS

    Heat A:
    Revolver Ocelot & Psychosis
    MiDAS & Revenge of Theseus

    Heat B:
    Last Rites & Black Panther
    Cryoseism & Coldforge

    Heat C:
    Gehenna 2 & S.O.T.A.R V2
    Tengu VII & Truth or Consequences


    Couldn't find any jazz, so have this selection music instead.


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    Tactics:

    Heat A with Psychosis:

    -Try to concentrate on the wedgy bots (avoid Revolver Ocelot in other words).

    -Mostly find a safe spot to play hazard so I don't let the wedge bots get to my... sides?

    Whatever, just kill stuff.

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    Welcome to the Crash & Burn Mini-Tournament of Death 5! Over the course of the last 4 tournaments, we've had a nice wave of interesting opponents win the gold! PsycloniZer, Do Or Die, Monsoon Season, and Vertigo all have nice shiny trophies on display in their homes. PsycloniZer is sadly the only one who has returned to reclaim its crown, as Psychosis. The trouble is, there are 23 other machines in his way! And each of them has the bite to match their bark!

    So let's get stuck in, shall we?

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    Heat A
    Round 1
    Revolver Ocelot vs. The Servant's Assistant vs. Dantomkia vs. Psychosis

    Hailing from the United States of America is a lean, mean, fighting machine named Revolver Ocelot, affectionally named after the Metal Gear character. It has decent 4-wheel-drive and a hefty 15kg spinning bar at the front, capable to putting out 50 kilojoules. That's more than Typhoon 2 could put out, you betcha. 7mm G5 Titanium is nice as well but could fall prey to the heavier spinners, and that rear wedge doesn't work inverted.
    Mini-Tourn History: None

    And here's the first of our three British machines in this melee. The Servant's Assistant is a nice compact little box-wedge with 6-wheel-drive, decent 4-motor drivetrain, and a nice top speed of 40mph! Though it's electronically limited to 18mph, it's still quite robust. It has a decent flipper which can hoist 500kg fairly easily, and some side semi-circle panels to prevent it from being stranded. The 6mm Titanium however could be eaten up by today's standard spinners.
    Mini-Tourn History: None

    The second British machine in the fight, and the third overall, is none other than Mike Lambert's own real robot, Dantomkia! Now in its 5th incarnation, it has an all-Hardox shell and ye olde reliable Bosch 750w driving its 2 wheels. Its flipper has been upgraded greatly over the latest version, but an axe could likely find its way within the flipper gap...
    Mini-Tourn History: None

    And the final British machine to be introduced here is none other than our first champion, Psychosis! Not radically changed from its championship incarnation: still the same cylindrical shape with spinning hammers on a triangular frame, and 4-wheel-drive driven by A28-400s. However, the spinning ring itself is now comprised of 20mm Ti10V alloy instead of Hardox, and thanks to two smaller motors powering the ring, it puts out less energy than it did before, though this will protect it more from self-knockouts. Will AJ regain his crown?
    Mini-Tourn History:
    MT1: Defeated Dolce in the Final to become champion!
    MT2: Lost out to Hypertension Mk 3 and Skid in Round 1.

    Roboteers, stand by...

    House robots: Teresa, Asterix Quickfix

    3...
    2...
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    ACTIVATE!


    (continued next post; curse 10000 character limits! :P)
    Last edited by kodster; 26th March 2014 at 16:25. Reason: wrong Monsoon

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    (continued from last post :P)

    Another start, another tournament. Let's get it on!

    Looks like the quickest in this fight is Dantomkia, surprisingly, who jettisons near the sides of The Servant's Assistant and attempts to flip them over! But Lian isn't as defeated as that. With a burst of speed from the box-wedge, suddenly Dantomkia finds its prey gone and it stops quizzically. Where's The Servant? Right there! They backed up and let Dantomkia drive directly in front of them! Servant's mean, inn'ee? But not nearly as mean as the resulting flip, which sends Dantomkia tumbling across the arena! And who else to get flung into than our fellow American entrant? With a sickening CRUNCH, Revolver Ocelot gets its first hit of the fight by shearing into the front corner of Dantomkia, sending Mike Lambert's newest darling twirling about like an old vinyl record! Revolver indeed! Dantomkia gets nailed again as they spin, and this time there's a noticeable dent in that Hardox shell! Dantomkia isn't going to take that lying down, though, and shrugging off a glancing third hit, they get under Revolver Ocelot and flip the black beast onto its back! And there's another flip! Ocelot could be in trouble! Oho, could the tables turn here?! The momentarily forgotten former champion says NO! Psychosis, up to full speed now, charges into Dantomkia's backside and delivers all those lovely 75 kilojoules of energy into that Hardox shell; Dantomkia is shot into the side wall! But Psychosis didn't fare much better in terms of displacement; they got sent back several feet too! Servant capitalizes on the ex-champ's stunned state, moving straight in between the hammers into the main body, and flicking Psychosis into the air! The durable ring spinner nonetheless falls with a CRASH and Servant keeps with him, making sure he can't spin up at all! Away they go to the hammer corner! And as the pulverizer awaits its delicious offering of metal, Revolver Ocelot is trying to claw one back for the spinners here, and it's doing a good job of it so far as that bar continues to smack Dantomkia away, denting the front corners up more and more after each hit, and the team under captain Mike Lambert look displeased. Oho, there's a particularly savage hit and Dantomkia has pretty visible damage by now... but what's this? They've charged back in?! Oh no! Ocelot's bar stops demolishing! They're flipped again! The flipper of Dantomkia is cleverly tucked because the two wedge points, so it's not like Revolver Ocelot can rip it off, and boy has that benefitted the Dantomkia boys! There's another flip, and they're approaching our newest addition to the house robot family: Teresa, the nun who's very cross! It seems Josh Noel of Team Blood Gulch has a bad history with the house robot - how could that be? Why, he looks more like a raging Scotsman than an American at the moment! But they reach the CPZ anyway, and Teresa snags Ocelot. Dantomkia isn't done, though! There's another flip before Teresa can react, and Ocelot goes flying over the house robot!

    While Mike Lambert is having his fun, the pulverizer has been beating a resounding beat into the top armour of Psychosis, each hit making a resounding THUD, but hardly phasing the spinning monster. The Servant's Assistant keeps him there... watch out, Lian! Remember what happened to Killer B! Servant backs off, but adds a flip as a parting shot. Psychosis gets a hammer momentarily caught up on the pulverizer's axle stand, sparking a scare within Andrew Jackson, but a stray hammer hit dislodges the ex-champ. The problem with that is... Servant's able to immediately attack again! Wow! Psychosis continues to ingest more hammer torture! Lian Walsh is enjoying this wholeheartedly, and shares a joke with his teammates, while Andy is trying everything he can to try and get Psychosis to escape this with some kind of dignity... and escape he does! Another stray hammer hit has knocked the cylindrical terror away from Servant's grasp! Lian tears his eyes back to the match and Servant chases Psychosis down, but Psychosis is up to a respectable enough RPM to bounce into Servant's corner and send them both flying, and now Psychosis begins to really get spun up! The pulverizer hits have only served to make the former champion mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore! Servant blazes in like a freight train, but a deft slide to the side allows Psychosis to get in a major shot! And Servant, getting flung away like a ragdoll, takes some heavy damage here, as an entire front panel, just beside the flipper, has been flung off entirely, exposing the mechanics within! Psychosis must have invoked the spirit of Son of Whyachi; tearing off titanium panels was the shuffler's strategy! Servant approaches more cautiously, pretending the facial damage was but superficial. Psychosis sticks and moves, not allowing Servant to get a clear shot. Eventually, though, Lian has to bite the bullet if he wants anything done, here, and charges Psychosis! But sadly, that was just what the Shropshire spinner was expecting! Another corner hit dislodges the side panel somewhat and sends Servant skittering across the arena...

    ...to crash into the back of Dantomkia! At last, the two battles have merged! Dantomkia turns about as Ocelot languishes, stuck behind Teresa, and gets under The Servant's Assistant! Using its improved flipping arm, it launches Servant into the air, who crashes upside-down. Lian quickly self-rights, but not quick enough! Psychosis, though moving slower than usual, has made tracks on him and now belts out another heavy blow, smacking Servant into the side of the house robot not too far away! Teresa gets under Servant and shoves him away, allowing Ocelot to finally make his escape! Dantomkia, however, isn't having any of that, and promptly attacks the American robot again, flipping and propping Ocelot up against the corner, only for Ocelot for fall back down onto it. Dantomkia backs up for a better angle, when Psychosis catches up yet again! Mike Lambert wasn't blind to this, but Dantomkia can't turn in time and they eat a huge shot to the side, which is deadly because they were right next to the wall and are mashed right against it! Teresa is back for more pain dishing, and promptly punches Revolver Ocelot. Josh gets the message and hurries out of there, managing to dodge Psychosis, who's spinning up again. Servant is twitching, but not quite immobile... so Revolver Ocelot takes the cheap shot and buries the bar into their side! Servant gets sent right over the slots! Robotnik, Robotnik... Tails. Aw, poot. No overpowered hazards today, gents. More importantly, Team Blood Gulch has had the last say on the fate of Servant... unless you count The Watcher moving to make the first count-out of the tournament!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

    And The Servant's Assistant is the first to go! Asterix is out of his CPZ like a flash, and due to the veteran house robot's enhanced power, he bulldozes into Servant and mashes them so hard against the wall you'd have thought an earthquake just struck! Dantomkia meanwhile is back in business, getting under the now sluggish Psychosis and tossing it into the air! But Revolver Ocelot comes to the rescue, delivering a hefty shot to the rear of the Lambert machine! Now it's Dantomkia that's sluggish, and now it can't catch up to Psychosis before the ex-champ is back at full deadly RPMs! Ocelot takes another bite out of Dantomkia! This pings him into Psychosis, who pinballs him back into Ocelot! Keeping with the arena theme, are we, boys? Ocelot hasn't had a chance to spin up again so he kind of pushes Dantomkia into Psychosis, and Psychosis wails on Dantomkia with another hit. Dantomkia sails into the side wall... and finally lies still, beat broken and scarred! As Asterix lifts up the remains of Servant, The Watcher sidles over to Dantomkia's prone form and delivers its eulogy...
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

    CEASE!

    It was a strong start for the British flippers, but in the end they were torn up and spun out! Bar and cage prevail as Revolver Ocelot and the former champion Psychosis advance to Round 2!

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    Next: WhipCoil vs. Flick of the Wrist vs. MiDAS vs. Revenge of Theseus

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    [17:44:41] Martijn: I will post it here anyway and copy it onto the forum :P
    [17:44:44] Kody Kunz: it will ermz
    [17:44:45] Kody Kunz: okay
    [17:44:46] Kody Kunz: :P
    [17:46:09] Martijn: the next thing I need to determine
    [17:46:13] Martijn: is who my opponents are
    [17:46:33] Martijn: I do this
    [17:46:37] Martijn: because I'm a pro
    [17:46:40] Martijn: I know what I'm doing
    [17:46:43] Kody Kunz: http://themongooseden.proboards.com/thread/3/midas
    [17:46:44] Kody Kunz: #1
    [17:47:08] Martijn: oh I didn't mean to ask you to deliver them to me on a platter, but thanks
    [17:47:08] Kody Kunz: http://strickenone.proboards.com/thr...evenge-theseus

    #2
    [17:47:11] Kody Kunz: and WhipCoil is directly in the thread
    [17:47:15] Kody Kunz: I'm being nice =P
    [17:47:20] Martijn: I was deliberately being eleborate with my tactics for comic effect
    [17:47:24] Kody Kunz: lol
    [17:53:50] Martijn: oh, Sam DID enter your thing, respect
    [17:53:57] Martijn: seemed to remember he hadn't entered anything
    [17:54:00] Kody Kunz: heh
    [17:55:02] Martijn: what is Sam's name on ZED again? xD
    [17:55:13] Kody Kunz: sampark424?
    [17:55:18] Kody Kunz: wait
    [17:55:18] Kody Kunz: ZED?
    [17:55:20] Kody Kunz: damn it xD
    [17:55:33] Kody Kunz: Speedy
    [17:55:39] Kody Kunz: that's his username
    [17:55:54] Martijn: that's the one
    [17:56:13] Martijn: Jul 2, 2009 at 4:01am
    [17:56:15] Martijn: o geez
    [17:56:22] Martijn: has even Sam been around for 5 years already?
    [17:56:30] Kody Kunz: seems like it
    [17:56:35] Kody Kunz: longer if you count FRA
    [17:56:44] Kody Kunz: I'd say 6+ years
    [17:56:56] Martijn: magic happened
    [17:56:57] Martijn: ok
    [17:57:05] Martijn: a rather lifty/flippy fight
    [17:57:15] Martijn: I will go for...
    [17:57:28] Martijn: the sides/rear of Theseus/Whipcoil
    [17:57:45] Martijn: if in the right position MIDAS is fine too but he has better wedge protection
    [17:57:58] Martijn: I have cool drive and speed so yeah lets do that
    [17:58:10] Martijn: get under and lift and... spinner PREFERABLY
    [17:58:12] Martijn: maybe hammer
    [17:58:27] Kody Kunz: mkay
    [17:58:29] Martijn: lifting/pushing 1 opponent puts me in danger of being attacked by another
    [17:58:36] Martijn: therefor I prefer the spinner
    [17:58:47 | 17:59:04 bewerkt] Martijn: because it will go BANG and I can fight on
    [17:58:50] Kody Kunz: gotcha
    [17:58:57] Martijn: fight*
    [17:59:24] Martijn: ermz, yeah
    [17:59:29] Martijn: will copy this into the forum :P
    [17:59:41] Kody Kunz: ok :P

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    WhipCoil vs. Flick of the Wrist vs. MiDAS vs. Revenge of Theseus


    Locked and loaded for a mini-tournament, comes none other than the current major champion of Crash & Burn 5, WhipCoil! He's a curious compact little gun, similar to SHW Diesector with pneumatic clamping jaws and 8mm aluminium armour, and 4 Ampflow motor driving its 4-wheel-drive. It's invertible too, but not as effective and lack of damaging weaponry may be its doom.
    Mini-Tourn History: None


    Blazing into its first Mini-Tournament is Martijn Benschop's rammer, Flick of the Wrist. It's shaped like Robot Wars veteran Tornado, but it's a lot faster overall at 22mph. It also has 7mm titanium, B42-500 MagMotors with some decent power, and a pair of lifting forks at the front, which can be held up while ramming to spear opponents. But his manoeuvrability won't be the best...
    Mini-Tourn History: None


    Trust the MiDAS touch! It has a powerful lifter/axe combo, and some good drivetrain, akin to the Dutch rammer here as well. However, its armour is not the greatest. But come on, it's GOLD.
    Mini-Tourn History: None


    And our last happy entrant is yet another robot newcomer, Revenge of Theseus. It's basically an Atomic clone with Hardox armour, a wedge extension, and great drive power. As with all flippers, the gas supply will run out, and there's no real way to do real damage with the flipper...
    Mini-Tourn History: None


    Roboteers, stand by...


    House robots: Rorschach, Count Bleck


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    Flick of the Wrist is the quicker, here! It's gone out to mid-arena... WhipCoil is after MiDAS, and Revenge of Theseus... goes after MiDAS as well! Perfect opportunity for the Dutch machine to get its licks in. MiDAS manages to slide his lifters in-between the gaps in WhipCoil's jaws, but as they lock together, RoT slams into the back of MiDAS, and gets under the back of it, flipping them both! Not exactly the best situation for WhipCoil to be in, as their weaponry is less effective, now, but MiDAS manages to right itself. Theseus is more bent on attacking MiDAS however, and continues to go after it! MiDAS meets the plucky Atomic-alike and the lifter slides under the approaching flipper. Flick of the Wrist adds to the pain by slamming into the side of Theseus, which isn't protected by a skirt! MiDAS turns about as Flick gets under RoT and lifts it, shoving it all the way across the arena to find that juicy new hazard, the spinner! And with a monumental CRASH, Flick is repelled and Rot goes flying across the arena! WhipCoil chases it down, eager to prove he's worth his salt. MiDAS switches targets now and attacks Flick of the Wrist, and Flick responds by... running away. Confused, MiDAS nonetheless stalks the Dutch rammer, who's rushing at the back of WhipCoil. WhipCoil shoves into RoT, whose side is really gouged up, but an incoming FotW barrels into the green machine, expertly sliding under and allowing Theseus to escape. But MiDAS is hot on Flick's tail, and reminds Martijn of his presence by slamming the axe down on Flick's titanium shell. It doesn't make too much of a dent though, but MiDAS' lifter proves to be more effective as it gets under Flick and tips him up. WhipCoil turns about, freed from Flick's control, and he gets to Flick's side. Together, Nick and Dylan manage to push Martijn's machine into the hammer corner, and Flick takes a beating - WHOA!!! Theseus didn't want to be left out and got under MiDAS, sending the golden machine cartwheeling through the air! It lands right-side-up, and this allows Flick of the Wrist to back out of the hammer area, away from WhipCoil, who pursues with diligence!


    Theseus continues its mean streak! FLIP! MiDAS goes flying! He crashes! Theseus doesn't let up! FLIP! CRASH! MiDAS is reeling! Theseus moves in - and misses! He flips himself! MiDAS is already back on its feet, and moves in before Theseus can self-right... but self-right the flipper does! Only, it's onto MiDAS front end anyway! And MiDAS takes them right into the corner where Rorschach is! The house robot quite sees Theseus as the villain and makes its mark of justice known; the claw that comes down on Theseus has 6 tons... at the tip! That's enough to penetrate that otherwise tough 3.5mm Hardox on Theseus, and crunch right in! MiDAS backs off a few inches, and then starts hammering away with the axe! Poor Theseus is getting bombarded! Meanwhile, Flick and WhipCoil are sharing a dance and Flick seems to be winning! With its range reduced to that one narrow clamp, WhipCoil is up against it as Flick dodges about and rams the C&B5 champ into the wall! And along the wall! They're getting near the spinner now, and WhipCoil can't find purchase to get away!


    CRAAASH!!!


    And nobody will be left in any doubt how the tournament got it name after that hit!!! WhipCoil's entire side has just been completely ravaged! Worse yet, he's still not out of the clutches of Flick of the Wrist... Martijn goes in for another beating!


    CRAAASH!!!


    More cruelty to the Ignition machine! And... I think that's it! They were just completely overwhelmed by the hazard... side ripped wide open and mechanics broken, one of the wheels ripped into... but most importantly, they aren't moving! And...
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!


    WhipCoil's out! And while that's being going out, Rorschach has released Revenge of Theseus, who's definitely moving much slower now, and the flipper's been buckled! Noticing this, MiDAS goes in for another onslaught... up goes the lifter, and Theseus falls onto its back! ...and there will be no flipper firing today! MiDAS has done enough - Theseus is surely finished! Flick of the Wrist spins in the middle of the arena to let out its feelings as The Watcher finishes counting out WhipCoil and now heads over to Revenge of Theseus!
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!


    CEASE!


    It's a good day to be a 6-wheeled machine! Flick of the Wrist and MiDAS advance to Round 2!

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    And the next round:

    Heat A
    Round 2
    MiDAS vs. Revolver Ocelot
    Psychosis vs. Flick of the Wrist

    Tactics, predictions, thoughts on how Round 1 was, and whatever else floats your boat.

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    -Oh boy. Well definitely avoid hazards/housebots for one thing. Give MiDAS a facefull of spinning bar at every opportunity and try to keep him from getting around to my sides/back as much as I can. If I can wreck the lifter it'll make it harder for him to slam me around.

    Predictions:
    Revolver Ocelot
    Psychosis

    Round 1 was leet, so here's moar jazz!

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    Revolver Ocelot? Expletives. What I would like to do if he starts bar-down is raise my lifters slightly so they pass over his bar, and I can then use them as a keep-away implement to push against his chassis. Hopefully. Then smash his weapon array with my axe repeatedly until his weapon breaks, at which point bring the lifters back down and start pushing him around the place while still smashing him with my axe. If he starts spinny-side-up, try and push him about with the plow on the back. If that fails, distract Josh with how gorgeous MiDAS looks by being all shiny shiny.

    Heat A Final: Revolver Ocelot vs. Flick of the Wrist

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