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Xenon - Plasma Copter In Memory of Kinesis

Plasma Copter added 1 year ago

Hey all!

Thanks for coming back, hope you're all enjoying the festive season, today we'll be serving themed treats so please as always, grab a snack and take a load off whilst perusing my latest creation :)

The quick bit for those who prefer not to read on.

1) This was made with anger, every part is intricately connected to ensure damage propagation and consistent regen in the new engine (all other bots, getting overhauls as well)

2) Seriously agile, can climb as fast as bombers hits max speed fast, and can dogfight interceptors

3) Very tanky, can take 5-6 full volleys of plasma, 2-3 FULL clips of rails and still keep moving.


Okay so onto the longer part!

So I'm loving the update, there are so many things which need fixing but in general I'm definitely interested in the direction it's taking. Sure we'd like to have the seat back, and this ridiculous 25% before death etc but from a creative aspect things like the new shapes, fitting over aerorods, cosmetics have decent armour values now etc so it's not all bad.

However, I'm not gonna lie, I'm P****d!

My newest creation "Kinesis" part of my recent Copter platoon, the 3rd in the trio and one that was going to warrant it's own upload here on RCG for sure, was "disassembled".

I'd been putting the finishing touches on him here:

http://imgur.com/lStXTOF

But now, due to a helpful little bug in RC which we hope is now fixed (super paranoid it's not), Kinesis has been reduced to this here...

http://imgur.com/Y6azZqH

Lovely right? Just what I always wanted from Santa....

So yeah, I've submitted my support ticket, see if I can get it back, as it was before I'd had a chance to take all the images I need to rebuild if needed, but yeah, I'll say it again, I'm P****D! because there are no guarantees FJ will be able to restore it, and furthermore the 10 second regen mechanic means that although medics are useful for "in combat" healing, they are pretty much not as effective anymore, which is a shame.

So whilst I read the various forum posts of this bug, the beautiful creations that have been lost (Forbidden, Spacecam, etc I really really hope you guys get ya bots back as well!) and saw the pretty dire lack of support from, errr "support" and I got more and more angry, and instead of taking it out on FJ I decided to take it out on the other players and built this beast.

I knew how Kinesis "felt", I spend so much time with my bots I can almost memorise them block for block so I wanted to try to rebuild it but man, it was such a monumental task and with such completely limited resource to work from, I knew I just had to wait and just hope FJ can fix their sh*t :)

So this would be the reaper if you will, soullessly avenging the loss of a comrade before his time, a homage of pain perhaps hehe

This evil twin, delivers pain rather than healing it. For a true homage I've used very similar concepts to Kinesis, including utilising my own blend of rage cage, at the front (makes for awesome hitbox coverage and staggers where the damage propagates to), and from previous testing of Kinesis I'd also found some lovely optimal placements of thrusters which I then further developed for Xenon.

For example, I've got thrusters for turning, "whaaaaa, with the new rotors?" I hear you say, but yes, oh yes, use thrusters with your rotors and thank me later xD. I've placed them opposite corners, and they operate diagonally, so when turning right, the front left, and rear right thrusters turn. This was because no matter which corner of the bot I'm being shot at I always have the other sides of the bot working towards the direction I'm trying to turn.

Also I experimented with placing the turning thrusters lower, however I found that placing them higher up in the bot helped counter the increasingly awful COM assist and kept a much flatter profile when the bot rotated.

The one thing that was drilled into me was the need for up/down thrusters, you need up thrusters for 2 reasons, you need to be able to get above the enemy FIRST sometimes, a lot of aerial bots are susceptible to plasma from above and it makes dogfighting SMGs a lot easier. The other is for being able to hold a much higher hover height, and maintain the map ceiling with the bombers.

The reason for down thrusters is again for 2 reasons. You can pop behind cover much quicker, and it helps to again counter the COM assist when you're at the map ceiling, or just when bot collisions occur etc.

These thrusters have a core in the centre (really tightly squeezed) and are then spread out throughout the bot so they don't all die at once and likewise they can still be used to their fullest based on their placement.

Finally forward and backup thrusters for the obvious reasons, getting to top speed asap, extra mobility when rotors start dying and further counters to our lovely friend the COM assist.

After that was some serious testing, the gun mountings have changed several times with this bot, and the layout I have now seems to give great coverage to both ground, air, and targets above you, the rotors turn speed and thrusters mean you should never really not be able to face your targets. If you get snuck up on, it's your fault, NOT the bots :)

Ooo and one other thing I've been using a combination of the new blocks and increase armour values on the cosmetic items, dwarf spikes make a nice "semi-cage" for very little CPU (see pic of underneath) and the new sloped blocks make for a very nice tidy branching system for multiple connection points on rotors as they allow rods to pass over them, very noice :)

So I've really got my work cut out for me now, whole bunch of bots are updated with the colour livery I'm working on, all of those have been rebuilt to accommodate the new damage model (quite a few are now up on the CRF for you guys to check out) but I'm only about half way through, the removal of TX blocks and introduction of super light tetras etc, has meant in some cases I've got bots with 100's of spare CPU which I'm trying to use as best I can, happy joy fun hehe

So anyway I'm way more than rambling now, thanks again for popping by and seeing my recent labour of love (read: hate) I hope you enjoyed his super vicious looks and how everything is squeezed in there and see you all again, very soon! I've got lots more things to show you :)

Take it easy all, drink and eat to excess and enjoy the holidays!

W4R

P.s. could do with opinions on whether a "collage" of bots would be good enough for an upload for my bots or if you guys wanna see them as detailed reworks? Lemme know if there's any bot in particular you might want to see in it's updated form!

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LegendaryTV
11 months ago
Looks Neat Nice Placement Of Guns And Rotors

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bAd_CoOKiE
1 year ago
Badass looking bot!

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HIKOL
1 year ago
Majestic

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TullosMellos
1 year ago
Mint bot

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Thank you very much indeed :)
SwegletorsUnite
1 year ago
Omg haha forgot to rate again - rate comment

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SwegletorsUnite
1 year ago
Really love the design of this and how you placed the propellers behind the body itself. Also, you wright some lengthy but very detailed descriptions. Very nice!

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Why thanks man, yeah the descriptions are a touch wordy i'll definitely admit, but like you say it's nice to share the story as to how this comes about - thanks for the kind words and ratings! It's always much appreciated! :)
defilingsoul
1 year ago
I love how you rod your bots :P

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
kek - dat subtext tho :)
GodsLegend
1 year ago
So much is happening on your bot, not sure what is connected to what lol. Good job man, well done.

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Hey buddy! Thanks for stopping by and appreciate the ratings! This bot was definitely a damage pathing OCD dream to put this together hehe Also I love some of the new shapes and how you can get them to slope over aerorods etc, can just make things so much more intricate and still retain the aesthetics :) More blocks pls FJ, preferably ones which are 2x1 or 3x1 now, oh and at least a full 16bit colour palette then errrr meh gerrrrd we in business xD
Adrival42
1 year ago
This is a spectacular looking bot. I took a look at it on the Roboshop. My one complaint is that you've made none of your amazing robots available to those without disposable income. I love your bots and would love to try them out, but I can't justify the the GC cost (non-cosmetic versions of your bots would be much appreciated).

Otherwise 10/10 :)

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Hey man!

I totally see what you're saying, I guess I see a lot of bots that get copied, reuploaded and then still profit from the RP/GC sales, to me it's crazy because the guys who made the bot originally might get some of the credit, just maybe, but they certainly don't see any of the income... I guess what I'm saying it, it's hard work sometimes to change these bots to RP only version for practical and personal reasons.

Yes some are easier than others, so at the same time if ya genuinely interested in a design, PM sometime and I'll arrange to upload an RP only version for you to nab, then i'll take it straight back off the CRF

And thanks for the kind words and ratings, it's much appreciated! :)
Retrojnr
1 year ago
Such a well done bot. 10/10

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Death_Growl
1 year ago
Seen the beast in action. Aesthetically I prefer this to Kinesis, I think the new blocks have really opened your mind to new ideas and it shows.
It just looks mean as hell.

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Awww yeah it does look mean as anything, but I do miss Kinesis,I hope I get it back, cos I really wanna showcase it still :)
spider3005
1 year ago
nice

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Xaphiar
1 year ago
Such a well done bot. 10/10

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Thanks man, it's really appreciated :)
necr0tix
1 year ago

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Snorlax
1 year ago
10/10 would recommend

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acantoni
1 year ago
Seems wonderful!!!!
Merry Christmas :)

Btw any chance you upload either build videos for your creations or RP versions ? would love to try your bots.. maybe when you move on to newer (better) versions you can release your old ones to the community

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Hey buddy, thanks for the ratings, much appreciated! If I'm brutally honest, I think I'm not going to make my bots too readily accessible, NOT because I want to be an elitist dick, but moreover the plagiarism is so rife on the CRF and nobody's getting the credit they deserve, I mean there are R0SEFALL designs etc really really common designs up on the CRF with GC sales, it's just not right IMO.

But, if there is something in particular you wanna rent then feel free to PM me and I'll consider uploading a version for a very short period.

Also on that note, I really hate the idea of stripping my bots down, just to sell for RP, they look ugly as fook and deserve better like the C6 thrusters etc, they all go towards the look :)
Shafty420
1 year ago
Ay yo thas mean to the poor folks who dont put 200 dollars into the game :c

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
it's nothing against anyone, except for those who have zero morals and then start re-uploading stuff without any credit being paid forward :)
Shafty420
1 year ago
I guess your carbon gear is like a filter for people not to upload,your stuff to the CRF?

What if i told you... CRF bought bots can't be reuploaded to the CRF. Only robots made from scrap is allowed to be posted on the CRF

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Yeah but we all know how easy that process can be to reverse engineer, it's honestly not about that, I wanna show people my bots so the CRF is definitely a nice showroom, and if they genuinely wanna get hold of one they can PM me and I'll sort something out if it's easy enough, I couldn't bare to see one of my bots out on the battlefield with only 1 gun or something on it hehe it's not right man, dat aint right bruv! :)
Sheep_wielder
1 year ago
very good, wonderfully executed. Glad even FJ can't put a good copter down.
Merry Crimbo to you mate

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Thanks and a very Merry Christmas to you guv'na! Hope you're overdoing it on the indulgences! :)
oGvDoPL
1 year ago

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Quivscor
1 year ago
Rest in peperinos dear Kinesis... -sad violin-

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
I cri evrytim :(

Kinesis will be back, or I'll have someone's head on a stick I tell thee! :)
Halt_Yipp
1 year ago
Dear Kinesis we knew her well.... it was a blustery day when W4RM3CH4N1C called for one of his favorite ride's to pilot him to victory, little did he know that Santa's Elves jealous of his building skill and artistic flare disassembled her and took her to the North Pole for Santa to use to bring happy children everywhere their Xmas presents. Leaving a lump of coal for naughty W4RM3CH4N1C.

Little did they know that left to his own devices W4RM3CH4N1C would turn that lump of coal into Xenon!

The Elves pondered this unexpected development and you could hear them say as they dashed into the night... "there is always next Xmas!"

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W4RM3CH4N1C
1 year ago
Halt that was beautiful! :)

From all of these 6 sided lumps of coal I shall continue to mould, hoping each one can be turned into a diamond which I'll treasure for many updates to come :)

Thanks for the support buddy and wishing you a happy holidays "Hold all my calls, I'm going into a ground only BA - lets deeeeeww eeeeeet" xD

Always great fun platooning with you, and always a pleasure chatting on teamspeak, a true gent!

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