Creative Robot

Destroyer

Plasma Hover added 3 months ago

i'm planning on putting chain shredders instead of plasmas on this one once I have the robits to buy them

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6.5
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Function rating by Avestron6.5
Creative rating by Avestron8.0
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Avestron
3 months ago
This looks really nice :cP

I really love how the front of the bot presents its loadout.

I do notice a couple of potential issues that hurt its practicality score (but you could fix them without much trouble!).

It all comes down to 'damage distribution' and 'struts'.

The two struts protecting the "shoulder" lasers appear to be on one of the two connection points the protecting strut is connected to.

This means that while the strut does offer a degree of protection - it will transfer at least 50% of leftover energy after destruction to the block supporting your laser... which means that the enemy has a larger target to shoot for to destroy that laser (rail hits strut and still destroys laser).

In truth the simplest fix for this is to put the laser on a triangle wedge block with no connecting point to the strut - which 'does' mean that the strut will be destroyed should its only other connecting point be destroyed but at least you keep the laser.

Of course for a small additional cost you could simply move back the laser one block and mount it on a short strut (or rod) for a more robust overall structure.

Another similar problem is the center strut. It seems set to transfer half the leftover energy into the narrow part of your bot that holds the two halves together.

Again, you could go for the triangle wedge solution, Cheapest option with the same disadvantage.

Alternatively you could move the strut by one cube.

I personally would move it one cube up and forward 'and' insert a short strut connecting it to the thicker tail section (make sure the connecting block is a triangle wedge to further protect the cube mounting the laser).

You could then fill the void underneath (its kinda a critical point to max health) and the front gap accordingly.

I trust that the side plasmas are at 'least' rod-mounted. I am a fan of using struts to help ensure that the mounting part outlives the gun. Short, Long, 2D diagonal or Slice (pointing back) will do. this slightly changes for cube-ending weapons like chain splitters.

About the tail section, Aesthetically you could opt for wedges to make things less 'square'. I get the feeling that this section is a little incomplete due to CPU limitations - and that this is one reason why you are considering switching side-weapons.

You could conserve on weak points by moving the rear wings a couple of cubes towards the middle and center. This will result in shorter rear-wing bridges, meaning a tougher overall bot. The CPU savings could be used for a slightly beefier structure. Here too struts or rods could be utilized.

Also - with more CPU available, consider more lasers for redundancy. You could use your lasers for recharge.

Well... Thats the full evaluation. Nothing here is mandatory and is just an opinionated set of suggestions for modification. I genuinely like your bot but it needs some refinement. :c) Once refined, I can see practicality easily going up to an 8+. Aesthetics could also go up a notch or two (maybe add cosmetics in empty areas).




Ratings 6.5 practical and 8.0 creative0

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