With WCVII over now(GO SAWBLAZE!!!) I just wanted to make one last BattleBots blog post before I retire BattleBots Thursdays till next season. First off I of course have to say… HELL YES SAWBLAZE WON!!!!!! And then I also have to pat myself on the back for choosing correctly on my bracket. My bracket was looking pretty rough by the end there, but Team Sawblaze pulled through and made it a success at the end. I may have lost a bunch of battle but I won the war!(while my dad won a bunch of battles but lost the war HA suck it Dad I’m better at picking a BattleBots Champ)
Now on another note, I say this every year but I really wish that at least for the tournament they would replace the floor of the Battle Box. Because I hate seeing the bots get stuck on nothing but the floor. I get that it makes it more challenging for the drivers but it makes it boring for the viewers when half the fight is just them avoiding divots. I’m also iffy on the kill saws. I don’t really like them since it never seems like they do anything but get bots stuck, but I do think that if they did disappear then I would eventually miss them.
Well, those are some random BattleBots thoughts I had this season and I hope next season gets here fast. Oh, and one last time… SAWBLAZE IS THE BEST!!!!
With my bracket already prepared there are no more predictions to be made so I decided to instead talk about last week’s big drama! That’s right the Riptide v. Shatter fight, and more specifically Riptide itself. I want to start off by saying that even though I love Shatter(in my top 5) and really wanted them to beat Riptide I wasn’t able to lie to myself and say they actually had a chance sadly. So, the outcome wasn’t unexpected but this fight definitely solidified my massive dislike(some might even say hate) of Riptide. I was already super pissed at them for the completely unnecessary destruction of Captain Shrederator, like seriously they were on their back with no hope of flipping over and Riptide still felt the need to keep destroying them. Real dick move, even if they were trying to impress the selection committee, there’s still something called class and sportsmanship. People were calling Jake Ewert the new villain of BattleBots a few seasons ago because of his Huge catcher thing and saying stuff about sportsmanship. What Riptide did was way worse! So, I already was mad at Riptide and then they go and call Team Shatter paranoid even though they literally caught them breaking a rule?!?! It doesn’t matter if it was something innocent like putting decorations on the bot for the walkout, Team Shatter had every right to demand a re-weigh. And they had even more of a reason to demand re-testing after the bot magically weighs less! Like hello!! Where did that missing weight go? Also don’t get me started on that “handshake” Ethan “offered”, no self-respecting person would shake the hand of someone who just said the shit he did about them if they had a choice so I know that he did that just to try and make Adam look like a dick for not shaking his hand.
I would have 100000% done exactly the same thing that Adam did(especially after learning there was more drama in the pits), not only making sure everything was 100% fair but I too wouldn’t shake his hand. All of this is to say I love Shatter and hope with all hope that Riptide does not win.
I’m not sure how but I definitely think Huge will win this one.
Ominous vs. Shatter!
Battle of the Omi-wheels! As much as I like Ominous and want them to get a nice win Shatter’s in my top 5 bots so I have to root for them.
Triton vs. Horizon
Got to go with Triton with this one.
Bloodsport vs. Beta
This is a tough tough choice but I have to choose Beta. Although I can definitely see Bloodsport winning but I like Beta more.
Mammoth vs. Kraken
As much as I want Kraken to win I just can’t see them actually winning so I have to pick Mammoth in this fight.(but my heart will be rooting for Kraken)
Valkyrie vs. Glitch
With how iffy Valkyrie has been this season I definitely have to go with Glitch winning.
Black Dragon vs. Riptide
Now I have no idea who will win in this fight but I am 100% rooting for Black Dragon to win since Riptides has done some jerkish things this season. Plus I love when a team includes dragon in their name!
Well, here are my predictions. Maybe with the end of the qualifying round coming up I will finally get lucky and get that elusive 7 out of 7 this week?
Last week, in replace of my weekly prediction I made a list of my top 10 favorite bots so this week I’m going to make a list of my favorite types of bots.
No surprise here considering who my favorite bot is. They’re just the perfect combination of offense and defense in one.
This one also might not be a surprise too. I just can’t get enough of bots flying in the air.
Every time a crusher gets a good bit on a bot I can’t stop myself from saying nom.
They’re not as great as hammer saws but still pretty dang cool.
FULL BODY SPINNERS
This ones in the middle because I enjoy the chaos they bring to the box.
I love the suplexes but at the same time not enough violence to be higher on the list.
These are the bots that are unique design or don’t quite fit in one box or another. Like Huge, Horizon, Mammoth, and others. I like how the can cause some confusion in the box.
I simply like how it can change.
Basically all of the bots that have some type of bar, drum, disc, etc. or vertical or horizontal, in my eyes they’re all basically the same type of bot just with a little few differences.
While a lot of my favorite bots fall in this category there are just too many of this type of bot for it to be my favorite.
I know I could probably break down some of these bots into even more different categories but this is how my mind sees them right now. Also if I’ve missed a unique type of bot that doesn’t fit into the everything else category then sadly that means it’s not a favorite at all.