Official Q&A: VIQC 2019-2020: Squared Away Usage Guidelines

Cube touching robot at end of match


Barry Coleman (Event Partner)
4 months ago

The definition of "scored" states: Scored - A Game Object is Scored if it satisfies one of the following conditions, and is not touching a Robot.

So I think it's clear that if the robot is touching a red or blue cube in a scoring zone, or touching a green cube on a platform, then that cube should not be scored. I think it's also clear that if a ball is touching the robot then the ball does not score.

What about the following situations:

  1. There is a ball in or on a cube that is in a scoring zone, the robot is touching the cube, but not touching the ball. The cube does not score, but does the ball score?
  2. There is a ball in or on a cube that is not in a scoring zone, the robot is touching the cube, but not touching the ball. The cube is not in a scoring zone so doesn't score, but does the ball score?

Our interpretation has been that if the robot is touching a Game Object that object is treated as though it is removed from play (or doesn't exist). In that case, any balls in or on the cube would not score in either situation.

Answered by Game Design Committee

Our interpretation has been that if the robot is touching a Game Object that object is treated as though it is removed from play (or doesn't exist).

This is not correct. Robot contact with Game Objects in VIQC is only used for determining "Scored" eligibility of that Game Object.

With this in mind, there is no requirement that a Cube is Scored, or that a Robot is not contacting a Cube, in order for a Ball to be considered Scored. Therefore, the Ball would be considered Scored in both of your scenarios.