The SONM Robot Wars Championship THE FINALE

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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *FINALLY, AN UPDATE*

Post by Troggy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:47 pm

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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *FINALLY, AN UPDATE*

Post by AlterntiveAntagonist » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:36 pm

jinxed by the awful rakoon
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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *FINALLY, AN UPDATE*

Post by Troggy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:52 pm

also because i can't stick to dates very well

but if we're blaming OR then I'll blame him entirely
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The SONM Robot Wars Championship *Potential Update*

Post by Troggy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:03 pm

Lo, all.

Since starting the SONM RWC way back in the year, I used the posts as a way to flex my creative writing muscles and practice some proper writing skills for the future (Whilst also having a laugh with the kind of stuff this stuff this forum would suggest). Honestly, having you guys like the posts (Dunno if it was ironic or unironic enjoyment) and take part in the thread was a great thing for me to see and I'm glad you all liked each update. But since then, I've been getting a couple requests here and there to bring back SONM Robot Wars (Both of them from Scapegoat, which I guess is fair, since I did the same since the OG SUCBT stopped updating). So I gave it a bit of thought and decided that SONM Robot Wars should make a return at some point. But I feel that instead of continuing with the current roster, I should make a new tourney entirely. Whilst the true #1 fighter wasn't decided, I feel that the round format finishing at Round 6 was a good send off on it's own and provided a great rogue's gallery of bizarre winners and contestants. I feel that instead of bringing back contestants that would eventually get boring to read about, I should instead make a call for new robot contestants. Though, I feel that ground rules for each battle and/or robot applicant should apply before I start, so I'm going to list them off here:

1: All robots should have at least one metal part to them (Calcium counts as metal, as it did in the original tourney. Bioweapons count too)
2: No size restrictions on robots. If TTGL can fight, then anyone can, I say.
3: The winners of all fights are decided randomly, so please don't whinge if your favourite character loses to a eton mess robot.
4: Please don't reapply anybody who appeared in the original roster. Although characters from either version of SUCBT (except for Jason Statham) are allowed.
5: There will once again be a character cap of 20. I'd go higher, but not enough people frequent this place to warrant extending the capacity, frankly.

As for additions, these are mostly to improve on the current formula and see how I can improve in the future, so I'd like to hear your thoughts:

1: Should voting for characters to gain a higher probability of survival stay in the second version? The feature received some mixed opinions when it was first proposed, so I'd like to get a definite idea of it for the future.
2: How was the update schedule before the thread stopped updates? Do you think that one update a week is good enough for this thread?
3: What did you think of the writing of the battles in the original updates and how can I improve on them?

That'll be it for now. If you have any other suggestions or ideas for the next version of SONMRWC, leave them here. In the meantime, so long!
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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *Potential Update*

Post by Scapegoat » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:10 pm

Format was perfect, update schedule was perfect, nothing needs changing imo.

for nominations are we limited to one per user or can we nominate a couple?
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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *Potential Update*

Post by Troggy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:15 pm

I'll see how it goes. In case users and nominations are slow, I'd probably allow for backup picks from certain users. So one main pick and a backup would work. If that still doesn't bring us to 20, I'll just bring back a couple of the losing robots from the original updates.
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Re: The SONM Robot Wars Championship *Potential Update*

Post by Troggy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:31 pm

THE MILLIONAIRE FIGHTING TOURNAMENT 2001 IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. ARE YOU READY TO G-G-GET IT ON?


Ladies and gentlemen, the final ever matchup of SONM Robot Wars is about to begin! We started with 20 wild and wonderful contestants from SONM and animation history alike! Anime, western cartoons, video games, real-life people and mechanoids all came together to fight in this momentous occasion! But now we have but 12 competitors, each one tougher than the last! For one final time, let's meet all of them!
Starting with an Japanese flavour of things, PiGreat decided to enter Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann from Gurren Lagann (duh)! Piloted by Simon, the leader of Team Di-Gurren, this robot is the size of a galaxy)! Surely that would break the weight limit put into place?

Moving away from Japan, we find a more down-to-earth giant robot contestant. Rachel has entered their mighty marvel of design: The Mighty Golden Homer! Originally a dream of the bumbling safety inspector and family man Homer Simpson, this giant metal beast is covered in jewels, gold and all kinds of sparkly things! A fan favourite of the tournament, for sure. Can this babyface take home the gold?

Going back to the land of the rising sun, Garf has entered Persona 4 Arena's big bad baddie, Shadow Labrys! She's manipulative, cruel, violent and all other nasty things too! One of P4A's most high tiered reps is bound to be a threat in this competition!

Now, from cute to brute, we go to a futuristic robot! Mewthree has entered Destructor! Previously an Ultimate Robot Fighting League champion, will Destructor's experience against such opponents as The Gender Bender and Hetty the Hoover destroy the competition?

Going to the realms of reality, Edd (SONM's resident cool dude) has entered Jason Statham! Previously a fan favourite in Scapegoat's tournament of SUCBT, will Statham be able to clinch sweet victory now that Luckyman is gone?

In the bizarre world of SONM in-jokes, Drakeknight has entered a robophobic robot into SONM Robot Wars!(?) Rumoured to have gained his robophobic ways from getting a part-time job as a server for a big internet website, will this robot trigger an upset in the grand final?

Moving back to real life, AlternativeAntagonist has entered Henry the Hoover! Previously in SONM Robot Wars, Henry provided a devastating finale to Robot Santa in his 4-way rumble. But now that Robot Santa has returned, will Henry go for the 2-0?

And now, we have the spookiest contestant in SONM Robot Wars! Aren142 has entered a human skeleton! This skeleton is blessed with strong bones and good calcium, provided by the almighty Mr Skeltal! With these powers on the skeleton's side, I think I know who the bookie's choice is!

Now, all the way from the Philippines, HassytheSassy has entered Horatio! A dirty, foul-mouthed, monkey robot; Horatio is just as likely to talk eton mess as he is to fling it. This is a very timely entry, I must say. I'm sure The Nutshack hasn't been dated at all.

Now, let's move away from the earth and to the reaches of outer space! D.J has entered the helpful mechanoid: Kryten! As the loyal companion to Lister, Rimmer and the Cat on the Red Dwarf mining ship, Kryten prides himself on cleaning and serving those around him! Plus, with his groinal attachment socket, he can use any weapon or appliance he can plug into it! Perhaps someone so versatile would be more suited to being a full-time battle droid?

Meanwhile, all the way from the North Pole, Row101 has entered Robot Santa! During the days of Xmas, Robot Santa brings terror to all of the loving citizens all over the world, be them naughty or VERY naughty! Being the only Matt Groening creation in SONM Robot Wars to lose, will Robot Santa finally show his capable hands in combat?

Finally, all the way from Germany, Scapegoat (The man who let Luckyman into a tournament without researching him first to check if he didn't break the tournament's rules) has entered Rudol von Stroheim! A wonder of German innovation, this robot has a machine gun in his stomach and and cannons in his shoulders! Now that he's in the SONM Grand Finals, will Stroheim show that stands are worthless against German technologies?
And now, this would normally be when we would get a word from our commentator, Barry Bubbleflaps, but he seems to have disappeared somewhere. Nobody knows where he went, though it appears that he left a note where he last was:
Barry Bubbleflaps wrote: Dear world,

Robots are dickheads, I'm gonna live the rest of my days as an Amish townsperson.

Up Yours,

Barry Baskenville Bubbleflaps The Second
A wordsmith as ever. Now then, for the final battle, we return to the famed SONM Robot Wars arena! At least... We would've, but after it's been abandoned for over a full year, it's in blatant need of repairs, but... Naaaaaaah, it should be fine.

And now, for the final time...

3, 2, 1... ACTIVATE!

Every robot begins to step into the arena for one final bout, primed and ready for a fight. Weapons reloaded and sharpened, minds cleared and ready for a fight. This is a battle nobody will forget! THIS'LL BE GRAND! THIS'LL BE SPECTACULAR! THIS! WILL! BE! WORLD CHANGIN-


SMAAAAAAAAAAAASH!

Oh for gooseberry fool's sake, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan's only gone and crushed everybody at once trying to get into the arena. So much for a life-changing event.


THE FINAL WINNER OF SONM ROBOT WARS IS...

TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGAAN!


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And with that, the event is over. Thank you to everyone for entering their robots into this event! And mega congratulations to PiGreat for entering TTGL into the tournament! You must be so proud...

Oh, here's another letter from Barry Bubbleflaps!
Barry Bubbleflaps wrote: You all know that Troggy's been Akira Toriyama-ing these matches, right?
W-what? That's just absurd! Heh heh heh...

...


CLOSE THE gooseberry fool FORUM ALREADY.
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