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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by JoeyC » March 11th, 2020, 3:08 pm

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Keeping the same rules as 2020 for the 2021 season is also pretty bonkers; what a wild week it's been so far.
That's....wow
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by dankdecidueye » March 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm

Does this mean that events will be considerably harder? Or will the difficulty stay the same?

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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by JoeyC » March 11th, 2020, 3:12 pm

It really depends. The events themselves are the same.
However, for some events, since the topic is changed or they're new to the season, competition is relatively low at the beginning of the year because of how novel they are or the fact that old builds no longer can be used.
But now those events don't change at all, so already dominant teams will continue to be dominant - especially in the build portion.
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Torchic » March 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm

dankdecidueye wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Does this mean that events will be considerably harder? Or will the difficulty stay the same?
Many people will have a year to work on study or build events, and they could get a LOT better. Imagine half the teams having perfect Boomilevers... Or everyone knowing everything about Water Quality. The competition will get better if the events stay the same, so it would be harder
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Post by azboy1910 » March 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Nats was just canceled
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Post by LittleMissNyan » March 11th, 2020, 3:23 pm

welp guess I have the entire summer to figure out how Div C works T.T
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Locoholic » March 11th, 2020, 3:28 pm

It's my final year doing Division B. Last year, I wasn't really good, and this year, I thought I actually had a chance to medal at nats. This news actually makes me sad :(

I'm likely not doing Division C either, which just makes it worse...
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by JoeyC » March 11th, 2020, 3:30 pm

LittleMissNyan wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 3:23 pm
welp guess I have the entire summer to figure out how Div C works T.T
Oh yeah, F in the chat for all of Div B going into Div C
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by BennyTheJett » March 11th, 2020, 3:30 pm

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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Unome » March 11th, 2020, 3:31 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 2:55 pm
snowyowl wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 2:53 pm
rfscoach wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Nationals just Tweeted that SONT 2020 is cancelled. 2021 will be a replay of the 2020 rules....
By replay of the same rules does that mean same events?
Yes. Events will be given a one year extension.
I would clarify that it's not 100% certain that future rotations won't be affected by this change (especially those beyond the next few years). I could see some committees pushing to return certain events on the original timeline on the basis of it having been a while since they were in rotation.
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