A Note From The Writer: This is the first in a series of quick lessons on tactics, I hope you enjoy. If you have any suggestions, please write them in the comment section below.
So, you want to learn about tactics?
Firstly, the definition of tactics: An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
There are multiple types of tactics in robocraft, from flanking, to suicide rushing, to overrunning. All of them are quite effective, if successful, but if failed, could lose you the battle.
I'm only going to tell of one tactic today, suicide rushing.
Suicide rushing often ends in the death of a rusher, but the aim is simple: Charge straight into an enemy force, and deal as many kills as possible. It is best performed by a bot with…Read more >
We were sent into an actual battle for the first time today............... It didn't go so well.
It lasted 20 minutes, and the same teleportation tech from the practice battle was used to allow us to re-enter the battle after destruction. When we were first teleported down, we found and captured the closest tower, and our shield came online. It was a huge dome, whilst inside we would be constantly repaired, and enemy fire would not be able to penetrate the shield. Then we encountered an enemy force, we took cover, and started firing at them. They fired back, of course, and some of us were destroyed, but with Jackson providing supporting plasma fire, we…Read more >
Spoiler alert, I didn't die! When I woke up, we were just dropping out of hyperspace, and I saw that Mars, the fourth planet from sol, was very close, and that we were headed straight for it. Then a voice came over the loudspeaker: /\/ALL PILOTS PLEASE PLACE ON SPACE SUITS AND MOVE INTO COCKPIT FOR TELEPORTATION TO PLANET SURFACE.\/\ I honestly didn't think about teleportation being involved, but I put on my suit, and got into the pilot seat. I was soon teleported to the serface of Mars, and saw my friends for the first time in days I greeted them over the radio, and we were told we had three minutes until Ai bots with no weapons were released for ta…Read more >
I've got ideas for the 'advanced programs' in the new meta(pls note I'm only including two per SCU type though there will be three in the new meta, because the devs have planned one per SCU already):
Crey(offence): 1. Orbital strike: the mother ship appears above chosen area, and barrages it with plasma projectiles that are 4x as powerful as those of the same tier that the bot is in. 2. Ares fury: for the rest of the time until you die and respawn, every time you take damage, your damage, fire rate and speed aremade 1.5x what they currently are, but this would be very expensive in overclock cost, and would reset to normal stats after you die and respawn.
Tiahne(defence): 1. Barricade: sets up 'fusion barricade' (that was planned by devs b…Read more >
I woke up this morning to loud beeping, and the first thing I saw was an electronic reminder on the computer saying "DANGER! MAXIMUM NON DOCKING DISTANCE TO MOTHER SHIP ENTERED!" I, understandably, was surprised, then I looked out the window, and saw just how close I was to the mother ship. I just managed to take the shuttle controls and pull away before I ran into the mother ship, then I flew away from it to take a closer look. It was truly massive, so I docked into it, and moved inside, where I discovered that I already had a bot. It must be at least 50 meters tall, with huge turrets mounted on the top and front, which I recognised as SMGs, or Suba…Read more >