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New Events for the Weekly Competition Website for 2020

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VIBE_ZT

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Just to start us off, I personally would like to see the following event added, so I will count this as one recommendation for it:
Curvy Copter (jumbled)
This is definitely feasible, and it has my vote. There has been some talk on this forum about it, and I think that for all the reasons that people like it, are all the reasons it should be an event for the weekly competitions. Got my vote there.
 

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+1 for the above, but 2-5 instead of 2-4. Would make relays more fun imo.
Splitting it into 2-4 and 5-7 would not have overlap. There are a lot of people who have the puzzles to do 2-4, but not a 5x5. I personally would enjoy a 2-5 relay more than a 2-4 relay, but I think for the sake of people who only have a few puzzles it would be better to break it down at 4x4. There is also the issue of the relay really measuring who is best at the biggest puzzle in the line. It would be hard to do poorly in a 2-5 relay with a good 5x5 solve, but I’ve definitely messed up 2-4 relays with bad 2x2 and 3x3 solves.
 

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2x2x3
3x3x2
Master Kilominx (Probably single or mo3)
2Gen and LSE like on cubers.io
PLL time attack
Ivy Cube

(Also a very unpopular opinion but Magic and Master Magic would be fun)

I am also against any changes to the relays, I like them how they are a lot.
 
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+1 for Speed FMC
+1 for Curvy Copter.
+1 for Mirror Blocks.
+1 for PLL Time Attack.

These seem like fun, would like to try these.

As well: some other suggestions

I would like to add the suggestion of Speed Blindfolded, where you get infinite time to memorize and you solve the cube as fast as possible while blindfolded. The final result is only the execution time. This would be 1 attempt only as this is rather consuming.

- Remove only 2-6 relay, instead of all relays. 2-4 and 2-7 are the most popular, but I never see anyone mentioning 2-6. 2-5 could also possibly be removed.

This is going to be very, very unpopular, but:

- Remove 6BLD and 7BLD. Even though this may be hypocritical with my suggestion of SpeedBLD, This is the least participated event and usually only one person does it a week.
 
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+1 for pll time attack yeet
+1 for Speed FMC
+1 for jumbled curvy copter *retroactively removing this*

This is controversial, get ready!
Alright, here’s my idea: Square-1 BLD. It’s very interesting and seems fun, albeit being very difficult. In lieu of that, I’d go with pyraminx BLD or megaminx BLD


And I don’t know if you can do this, but -1 for 2x2 OH. It’s dumb, trivial, and wouldn’t add anything

Additionally, if feet is removed officially, I don’t want to see it removed from the weekly. I don’t know if a consensus has been made on that, but nonetheless I think it’s important that I mention it.
 
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I'm also strongly against any event that isn't actually a puzzle itself (2GEN, LSE, PLL time attack, etc). They're good for training yourself, but I see no point in competing in how fast you can do substeps or a set of algs. And if you really want to compete in them, all of these exist already on cubers.io.

While I've never done them, I appreciate that 6BLD and 7BLD exist on this competition, as they don't exist anywhere else. Maybe it would be better to make these monthly rather than weekly to encourage participating and get meaningful leaderboards, but I imagine this would be complicated for yearly statistics.
 

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you can't do 2OH + feet, they have to be one at a time)
Why? A 3 3x3 relay seems reasonably fun, but would be much more interesting without the restrictions. For most people it would likely be fastest to do 3 2H solves anyway, but if you could do one with your feet and one with each hand and finish faster, why not?
 

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I have said this several times on other threads, but I should probably add it here: 6BLD and 7BLD will not be removed. In my position as "supreme dictator" of the weekly competition, I insist that they remain as long as I am running the competition. It is my "pay" for the work I do running the competition.

I'm sorry if this is an unpopular decision, but it is the one place I will not be flexible. If there is enough outcry, I will consider removing anything else, even 3x3x3. :) But I will not remove 6BLD or 7BLD.

Can negative votes count here? I agree with Kit on subsets, and strongly oppose removal of 6BLD and 7BLD.
No need for negative votes here. This thread is really only for suggestions for additions to the competition. However, since some good thoughts are being brought up concerning removal of other events, I might start another thread in a week or so to consider some of the other questions being mentioned here.

As for suggestions to be added to the competition, the rules are spelled out in the first post of this thread. If an event gets 11 positive recommendations, it will get its own separate poll thread, and the top two votes on the poll threads will be added, if they meet the threshold. So a negative vote isn't that important or worthwhile here.
 
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