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Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a bit now, and I finally decided to make a showcase. This is Caspian Cobra 2, a much improved version of Caspian Cobra from GTMCS2. I'm trying to reduce the likelihood of havoks with this version, since that's a really prevalent weakness in Version 1. However, practically everything about it has been improved, and I wish I had made and entered this into GTMCS instead of the kind of sh** V1. Any feedback would be appreciated.


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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 06:39:15 PM »
Welcome man.

Firstly the Insert attachment button seen below is what you need to press once you've uploaded your image!


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The bot looks good for a beginner, however, you have too many batteries in the bot. For 3 spin motors you'll only need 2 red batteries, so that will free up weight for any other additions you want to add

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 06:41:09 PM »
Welcome man.

Firstly the Insert attachment button seen below is what you need to press once you've uploaded your image!
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Secondly
The bot looks good for a beginner, however, you have too many batteries in the bot. For 3 spin motors you'll only need 2 red batteries, so that will free up weight for any other additions you want to add

Sounds good. Will fix both in a bit. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 06:43:23 PM »
Well, it's a tombstone clone. However, it has a skin and so it stands out amongst the black trapezoids and blue boxes of the world.
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 06:50:20 PM »
Well, it's a tombstone clone. However, it has a skin and so it stands out amongst the black trapezoids and blue boxes of the world.

You got me there. It was intended to be a Tombclone from the start, but I hoped the skin would make it stand out a little, so I'm glad its not a COMPLETE boring square.
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 04:01:53 AM »
Welcome, always cool to see new members like me!

I love the disc support and the wheel guard set up you have they look pretty sweet.
I'm not the best builder so you don't have to listen to my advice but I'm not sure you need a reinforced perm with the protection it's already got, if you change that and get rid of unnecessary batts you'll have a lot of weight for better armour or something.
Alternatively you could try loosing the weight and make it into a freakin' mean CW.

Either way it's a really cool bot man, keep at it and I'd love to see more of your stuff!

 

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 05:42:51 AM »
It's a decent build. But seriously you don't need an anchor point to support your perm you know. You can change the attachment point of an component by clicking on one of the white screws in the component's window as show in the image below. Also your still have 48.2kg to play with, so you can use the weight getting better drive motor, inserting some armor plates to protect vital parts like your wheels or whatever your fancy. Looks wise, you should consider about getting DSC's IRL Skin packs, with these packs you should be able to make your robot much more colourful and less like a grey, metal box. You don't have to download these packs, but it's only if you want your bot to look more ascetically pleasing. 

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »
It's a decent build. But seriously you don't need an anchor point to support your perm you know. You can change the attachment point of an component by clicking on one of the white screws in the component's window as show in the image below. Also your still have 48.2kg to play with, so you can use the weight getting better drive motor, inserting some armor plates to protect vital parts like your wheels or whatever your fancy. Looks wise, you should consider about getting DSC's IRL Skin packs, with these packs you should be able to make your robot much more colourful and less like a grey, metal box. You don't have to download these packs, but it's only if you want your bot to look more ascetically pleasing. 
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The anchor point is so embarrassing. Its a leftover from Caspian Cobra 1, which was literally my first build in DSL ever, and thankfully, I learned how to change attachment point a little after I made Caspian 1. About drive motors, what would you suggest as better? I thought NPC Fasts were pretty good, but I'm sure there are better motors.

About the DSC IRL Packs, I've tried downloading them, but they don't show up in game. They're in my Components Folder all extracted, but they didn't work. I'll probably spend some time today trying to make it work, since everyone uses it (and it looks really good).
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 01:32:36 PM »
Welcome, always cool to see new members like me!

I love the disc support and the wheel guard set up you have they look pretty sweet.
I'm not the best builder so you don't have to listen to my advice but I'm not sure you need a reinforced perm with the protection it's already got, if you change that and get rid of unnecessary batts you'll have a lot of weight for better armour or something.
Alternatively you could try loosing the weight and make it into a freakin' mean CW.

Either way it's a really cool bot man, keep at it and I'd love to see more of your stuff!

It has a reinforced Perm because the AI hammers actually hit it quite a bit, which was a big pain in the butt. Was thinking about making it a cruiser weight too, I might try it.

Anyways, thanks for the compliments, it means a lot! I'm really proud of the disc support and the wheel guards too, even though they aren't perfect.

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 11:22:02 AM »
Here's a clusterbot. It's my entry into Deathmatch, and its underweight. Their weapons struggle with having power, but they have a surprising amount of push. I'd love some feedback.

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
Not too bad. Hows battery life on it? Looks like you've only got 2 reds which could be an issue.

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 11:32:45 AM »
Not too bad. Hows battery life on it? Looks like you've only got 2 reds which could be an issue.

They can last a whole match. There's an ant battery in them too. They start to slow down near the end, but its usually ok.
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 02:08:51 PM »
They look pretty good. Fairly conventional design but the skins you've given them go a long way towards making them stand out. No real cardinal sins committed in terms of component choice or placement either. Nice job.
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 04:38:59 PM »
would they still be inside the weight limit with a Storm piston? assuming you're only using the normal VDMA at present

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 06:39:09 PM »
would they still be inside the weight limit with a Storm piston? assuming you're only using the normal VDMA at present

Yes, but I wouldn't be able to fit in any batteries except for Ants
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 06:45:38 PM »
They look pretty good. Fairly conventional design but the skins you've given them go a long way towards making them stand out. No real cardinal sins committed in terms of component choice or placement either. Nice job.

Thanks! Its great to get compliments from the person who inspired me into building in this game
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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 06:55:04 PM »
would they still be inside the weight limit with a Storm piston? assuming you're only using the normal VDMA at present

Yes, but I wouldn't be able to fit in any batteries except for Ants

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 06:27:49 AM »
would they still be inside the weight limit with a Storm piston? assuming you're only using the normal VDMA at present

Yes, but I wouldn't be able to fit in any batteries except for Ants

Ants do suck in 2.2, either way it's a cool idea to have two front hinged cluster bots and the skin is neat so good job keep it up

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 08:21:40 PM »


My first creation using DSC's IRL Pack. No fancy splash, since it likely won't be seeing combat anytime ever (it barely moves). Either way, I thought it kind of looked ok and maybe you guys could get a kick out of it.



Also redid some bits of Caspian Cobra with the Pack, and I thought it looked nice.

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Re: Plerco Sucks at Everything (DSL Edition)
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
Took a while, but I made this. Meet Sidewinder, the biggest pain in the butt to build. Remind me not to make vertical spinners again... Sometimes has problems with self righting depending on the angle its flipped onto, but is actually pretty good at gut ripping.


Sorry about the small splash, I don't know why it came out so tiny.
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