Building a decent Hoover...
A list of the used / recommended movement types for this tutorial.
A list of the used / recommended weapon types for this tutorial.
These values might be rough estimates.
1. Choosing "Parts" for your bot
Put down some parts u would like to use and "calculate" the amount of cpu at your disposal.
Dont combine hovers (EX. Tornado and Storm hoovers ), use only one type (its only a mine personal advice, u can do whatever without big changes to functionality).
I recomend using minimum 6 hoovers. (calculate the weight they can carry...use more for redundancy)
Trusters and propellers are optional (if u use them ...calculate the amount of parts u need to carry the weight of your final bot).
Weapons...use whatever u prefer...i personally use lasers (Disintegrators min x5)...and 2 Constructors.
Make a general idea of which cubes (inner/corner/full cubes) and rods/struts...this will determine the final look and style of your bot.
2. Start Building ! Yay...
Choose some good music !
Put down some cubes...(easy)
Activate mirror mode (press M), use the arrow on the floor of mothership to build ya bot in the right direction (XD).
Press (letter) "O" to see the center of mass which is important for the stability and functionality of the bot (try keep it in center).
I will try to build an easy frame (triforcing is otional with the actual damage rates).
Dont connect 2 "parts"(hoovers,hoover+laser,truster+hoover) to the same block, if that block is destroyed u loose both of them (2 rabbits with one shot).
3. Search for gun placements and additional stuff.
Find a placement combination to fit your guns. (guns in the back should be a little higher compared to front guns so they are not blocked by those in front while shooting)
Guns placed above (horizontal) have more angles for shooting compared to side/front/back/under but they are easy to shoot off.
I also moved back hoovers up...to save cpu (otherwise i would fill all the space with "cubes").
4. Start fill with blocks and try to give shape to your creation
Reinforce...or triforce...guns placements and movement parts (and other in your opinion important parts).
Ill use one layer armor due to cpu/energy balance.
Put some raw cubes down (u can always change them ).
Keep an eye to Center of Mass.
Go and test your bot ! (always)
Add more "cubes" (fill the gaps, reinforce weak connection points).
5. Well...almost done
Ive builded it (improvised bot)...some struts...one more hoover in the back...some edges and corners.
now you can triforce it..or not(see another guide), go and test it...press CTRL and wath which part of your bot goes down first and then SPACE...try all the parts of the testing map too see how your bot can perform in that "areas"(hills, etc), if u enable camera control things change a lil bit. XD
Now paint it, add glass cubes (with last update glass is recomended only for art bots), cosmetics, etc.