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Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

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Hoarding SG7


Hoarding, is this a violation of rule SG7 or not. The blue robot is attempting to climb the ramp. img

Answered by committee

Edit 2021-12-07: The v2.2 Game Manual update included revisions to the definitions of Possession and Hoarding, as well as <SG7>, that we feel address this question more thoroughly than the original answer. We recommend reviewing the new definitions and rules, including the “red box” clarifications in <SG7>, for more information.

Notably, this included the following example clarification:

The intent of this rule is to prohibit one Alliance from actively stifling gameplay by “locking down” Mobile Goals against the field perimeter and / or underneath Platforms. The following examples are not considered violations of this rule:

• Possessing multiple Mobile Goals (i.e. carrying, holding, or controlling the movement of multiple Mobile Goals)

• Passively driving past a Mobile Goal while Possessing another Mobile Goal

• Parking next to multiple Mobile Goals while opponents are on the other side of

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