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Skywhale

Plasma Bomber added 6 months ago

Actually this is the 'Skywhale Mk3+', currently the latest in a series of my first truly successful flyer series.

The Skywhale is so named due to the overall combined appearance of its prominent electroplate head and its distributed earofoils.

For this reason too I mostly stuck with a white and blue theme - this model featuring bright blue electroplates.

This bot was designed with capturing points in mind. It is agile and quite maneuverable and can nail cap locations very well.

However there is more going on here. The exploded hull design means that it is less likely to go crunch under hostile fire - but it suffers under the boosted flaks and protoseekers.

It is 'not' designed for Team Deathmatch but it 'can' leave a mark. Its plasma configuration is front-orientated and this means that it will surprise flyers and make less sturdy bots cry under frontal assaults... and frontal assaults and dive-bombing is what its configuration is suited for... but the configuration is actually designed to get plasma blasts onto the newly unshielded enemy base before the enemy can bring it up.

Suited for hit and run tactics and yes - this is a high-class capper. That being said, it fares less well in games where the caps are defended.

Its speed is great but a notch short of supreme. Maneuverability and handling almost as so. Its toughness (and survivability0 is pretty good and its offense is fairly OK.

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Function rating by X_Bin8.5
Creative rating by X_Bin9.0
Function rating by christianYETI8.0
Creative rating by christianYETI8.5
Creative rating by Shafty42010.0
Creative rating by Zalera9.0
Function rating by Zalera8.0
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Zalera
6 months ago
The face really looks like a whale imo ^^ the thing seems pretty okay for fighting as well

Ratings 9.0 creative and 8.0 practical0
Avestron
6 months ago
Oh yes. The head was the first part of the plane that I built. :cP My previous semi-successful flyer was only so because of props and frontal shields. I should build another updated version of the 'Pig' ^_^

Well this was an experiment based upon that bot that simple worked out quite well. It just flew too well and forward to copy the pig's flying style (which couldn't cap to save its life :cP).

Thank you kindly for the ratings ^_^
christianYETI
6 months ago
Nice bot but needs some lasers for air fights

Ratings 8.0 practical and 8.5 creative0
Avestron
6 months ago
Thank you for the feedback!

Actually, the new strut-mount configuration 'should' allow for switching out plasmas for lasers!

I personally wouldn't consider this bot 'best' suited for dogfights however. If it gets in the first volley in then it might fare OK.

The 'Sky Samurai' ought to fare a lot better in a dogfight.
X_Bin
6 months ago
Idk why but i really like the style of building you did for some reason. It's a building style i haven't really seen and it seems a bit odd but i actually like it.

Btw the "Skywhale" name doesn't fit this thing because this thing is not slow at all. I would call it a "Skybird" or something that matches a bit better.

I don't really see good dog fighting capabilities in this but you might not need that judging it moves really fast(unless the weapon someone is using is lock-on)

Ratings 8.5 practical and 9.0 creative0
Avestron
6 months ago
Thank you for high compliment. :c)

The building style is based upon the idea of forcing damage incurred to travel long distances before getting to other critical elements of the build. In doing so I took advantage of its hollow build to insert a double row of thrusters right down its center line. To compensate for the resultant 'hollow' build, and to cater for the shapes of the thrusters, I decided to 'circle-force' opposite sections together. In this way the Skywhale can sustain hits to the mid-section without losing portions of body further back (and the rear connection is actually the back-up for this.

Of course, this does have its limitations and a few well-placed high-powered hits will compromise its structural integrity.

One last reason why I called this the 'skywhale' is that its is more maneuverable when climbing or diving towards different cam directions... and its exaggerated tail movement also reminds me of a fish. :cP Your point about the whale reference suggesting that its slow is well taken though. :cP

Dog-fighting capabilities. In an outright dogfight the whale would be at disadvantage. Its plasma configuration 'does' make its air-to-air accuracy better than the norm, especially noticeable when charging the target. So - if it gets the first volley in - the Skywhale stands a good chance of finishing the job. Otherwise, it had better swim fast (it likes swimming down between rock columns and under mountains and bridges and such). :cP

The 'Sky Samurai' is more suited to dogfights and versatile play.

Thanks again!
X_Bin
6 months ago
I just noticed that you make your comments/replies extremely large almost like a letter. I make mine mediocre if i feel i need to give some advice

Ratings 8.5 practical and 9.0 creative0
Avestron
6 months ago
What can I say? If I'm going to criticize an aspect of a bot then I'd better have some helpful suggestions to help players overcome such issues. :c)

Don't worry! I don't expect the same of others and I really liked your feedback anyway! :cP

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