Author Topic: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots  (Read 1541 times)

Online TheVampire100

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Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:08:04 PM »
As enemy you will eventually kill them before things get out of hand but as an ally...


Let's just say that I killed the GalaxyBot to put an end to his (and mine) misery of infinite producing DumBots.
And you didn't even see the map when it got REALLY swarmed.

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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 09:52:16 AM »
It is kinda amusing though. There are some bots you really don't want to virus. MastaBlaster and Silencer being two notable ones. I do find it odd that Galaxy spawns DumBots even while you are stealthed but in LOS.

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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 12:37:24 PM »
Hilarious. Thanks for sharing :). I would vote for keeping it that way or at least set a very high spawn limit. Just too much fun to miss...
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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 02:42:12 PM »
"Haha, now the GalaxyBot is on my side."
"The DumBots are mine too?! Awesome."
"LOL, I have an army of DumBots!"
"Uh, GalaxyBot, I've got enough DumBots."
"Stop, please, oh god, they're everywhere!"

Actually, I propose the following change: Attacking the GalaxyBot should make all his spawned DumBots hostile to you :) .

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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
Hilarious. Thanks for sharing :). I would vote for keeping it that way or at least set a very high spawn limit. Just too much fun to miss...
Thwy could tie it to it's ammo which is currently 99. Is 99 enough !!!Fun!!! for you? ^^

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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 03:34:02 PM »
It would ;).
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Re: Give GalaxyBots a finite number of DumBots
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 12:10:35 PM »
Yes, I agree with this suggestion to buff the GalaxyBot by giving it an ammo-limited version of the SkyBot's special ability. It would make GalaxyBots marginally more useful if they could spend their 3 ammunition to create 3 DumBots instead of spending it on their own significantly more powerful range-4 attack that has a special effect which is useless to the player. After all, who wouldn't want to have 3 nearly-useless allies instead of one somewhat useful one?

Making SkyBot DumBot spawns ammo-limited, though? Now that's just crazy talk. How else can you get your nearly infinite swarms of nearly-useless and nearly always in the way assistants? I mean, having a mere hundred of them? Geez, that's barely even a Redshirt Battalion for a B action movie.

(Sarcasm aside, I would be willing to support SkyBots receiving a cap on the number of player-friendly DumBots which may be spawned. I would not be all that willing to support a cap on the number of player-hostile DumBots which a SkyBot can spawn, simply because it gives you a reason to want to kill or convert the SkyBot relatively quickly and I'm fairly certain that the SkyBot's DumBot spawns do not give you money when you kill them, so 'farming' them just wastes ammunition. I also like Hearteater's suggestion where attacking the SkyBot turns all the spawns hostile.)