Dev Discussion Episode 43: Powerset Robot Sidekicks

Discussion in 'Concluded' started by Charon, Apr 14, 2022.

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  1. Charon Lead Content Designer

    Hello all.

    Robot Sidekick now has Powerset variations! Access them through the Iconic Power and choose the original Robot Sidekick or the Powerset Version which will automatically detect your powerset and spawn an appropriate looking Robot Sidekick with powerset specific attack FX and shield FX.

    We are not able to address any concerns about the animations making robot noises, despite them perhaps not being fitting for every powerset. In the future we may be able to do this but not at this time.

    Please let us know if any FX are too loud or have visual glitches.

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  2. AGGUSTEN Well-Known Player

    For me it is the best of episode 43, the powers of the robot companion, visually THEY ARE AMAZING, I know that something like this was requested years ago, the truth is that I am very satisfied, I use the nature one, I finally managed to create a bit, an area of ​​explosive vegetation , that nature lacked so much... That YES, I have to say that I noticed, Better graphics in his powers than those of the character himself, Maybe it's time for a power chart refresh or new powers ?)
    I mean the robot shoots a series of projectiles and powers that the character cannot get, fantastic, I want it for myself, greetings
  3. Jcal Dedicated Player

    I have to bring up the Earth RSK again, Charon. The current live version isn't to my liking, but it's not terrible and I grow fonder of it by the minute, lol. However, the real eye sore is the summoning/shielding special effect - that dark, dirty aura that comes along with the Gemstone Shield. It's a real bother and it obscures more than it enhances.

    Is cleaning that up a possibility, by making it more gray or translucent? Or could the effect be removed entirely when shielding? Gemstone Shield alone is nice enough as is and having just a plain ole Gemstone Shield is the Earth pet aesthetic - Crystal gets a clean Gemstone Shield when under Fortify Golem, as does Brick.
  4. Rejchadar Inquisitor

    I don’t agree with you, I absolutely don’t agree with you ... for me personally, the effect of the earth robot’s shield is the best effect of all robots (the robot of the sorcerer, ice and atomic are right behind it). It is beautiful, the robot is wrapped in an impenetrable shield of dust, and red-hot stone blocks fly out of it, or a dark clot of dust (if you have an MAM artifact). It's dark, but damn atmospheric. It's like a breath of fresh air for those who want not a glamorous hero, but a character with a darker story. I totally disagree with what you are suggesting....
  5. KidKretz Committed Player

    i used it on my hard light character and let me tell you, with my character being green, my henchmen being green lanterns, and now my robot sidekick being green, there is GREEN EVERYWHERE ON MY SCREEN! I LOVE IT!!!!
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  6. BumblingB I got better.

    Can we have the Gadgets' RSK's summoning noise be reduced by 50%. It uses the Defib SFX when it's summoned or despawned and holy heck, I have my sounds set to about 15% on the slider and it drowns out EVERYTHING when it makes the noise.

    If the noise isn't able to be reduced, I'll probably use the classic one.
  7. Charon Lead Content Designer

    It will use a different spawn FX soon that has quieter sound effects.
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  8. BumblingB I got better.

    Thank you!
  9. BumblingB I got better.

    Okay, I never really had RSK on my loadout. I would always use Turret or if I was a pet class, Fury/Crystal, but holy heck, there is some weird scaling happening in the clamp. The thing dies when an enemy just looks at it, then you get stuck in this stupid cycle of trying to spawn it. Trying to spawn it is worse than Turret. I don't think I am cancelling it somehow, but it cancels on it's own. Then you have to let it cooldown and *HOPE* you can get it again in the next one.

    I did the Omnibus raid and got the machine and I did NOT have a fun time constantly spawning it over and over again. If the new artifact is intended to make RSK viable, then RSK NEEDS to act like Fury and Crystal to spawn, otherwise playing RSK is useless.
  10. Pale Rage Dedicated Player

    I've only got 4 different powers that use RSK, and I'm pleased to see the new looks on them!
  11. Drake Malice Dedicated Player

    I want to mention that I don’t like the HL and Rage robot using the Chroma material. I would prefer the standard Glowing/Sinister/Furious material instead so that the robot looks like a Hardlight Construct as opposed to its current appearance as a robot wearing neon paint. Other than that it’s a great addition
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  12. Rarian Rakista New Player

    Wish we could capture mobs as pets like in old school WOW.

    That would let everyone hunt down the exact kind of pet they want in this game.
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  13. Jack T. Chance Devoted Player

    I'm really enjoying this simple but effective change, it's giving those Sidekicks more personality! While I don't like or agree with every single change (such as the Green Lantern one using the same shield effect as on the Glomulous NPC Boss) I still applaud the Devs for infusing this longtime Iconic Sidekick with more personality! You have my thanks. :)
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