Recently, rule R7e has been changed to place further constraints on string diameter such that:
An unlimited amount of rope / string, with a thickness / diameter between 1/8” (3.175mm) and 1/4” (6.35mm).
A recent Q&A answer (1296) seems to contradict this new rule, with the GDC making the statement:
String must measure at least 1/8"/3mm (at its narrowest point) while on the Robot
We recall that the Q&A is intended to be an extension of the game manual, meaning the answers given here will always take precedence along with the contents of the game manual.
This question may feel a bit unnecessary, even pushing the borders of rule G3... but we were curious if with that answer, the GDC intends to officially lower the legal string diameter to 3mm instead of the specified 3.175mm, or if the usage of "3mm" in that answer was a mistake/shorthanded way to say 3.175mm.
Thank you for your time.