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26 April 2011 @ 01:43 am
Coming Soon!  
As some of you probably already know, I hammered out an area last week. Whilst there are still a few pending changes before I can roll it out, I'll give you all a quick rundown;

A remote asteroid was tasked with the manufacture of automated/sub-sentient robots in the form of spiders. These highly-versatile and maneuverable mecha-arachnids are normally used for repairs and operations in hazardous environments. Emphasis on normally.

Unfortunately, something has gone wrong. Very wrong. A particularly large design (dubbed the Queen Mechaspider) has partially fused with the production line after engineers attempted to shut the facility down. The factory is still running, and producing a frankly disturbing number of now omnicidally-inclined robotic spiders every week. Worst of all, the designs have been modified with crude weaponry! Whilst the spiders cannot travel off the asteroid yet, it is only a matter of time.

The factory must be shut down. Even if only temporarily, the time will help cleanup forces keep the spider population under control until the facility can be destroyed properly.

A daring team of level 15s+ will be a necessity for this area, which consists of;
• Three cave levels, with safe hiding places between floors and before/after the miniboss/boss
• One L25 miniboss, a car-sized mechaspider backed up by tiny repair spiders
• One L30 end boss, the 'queen', self-repairing, armed with a powerful laser and backed up by more repair units
• A horde of aggressive, militarized mechaspiders that attack on sight
• A smaller horde of non-aggressive mechaspiders that do not attack on sight

The miniboss and boss are a slight departure from the norm. Unlike most mobs all their defensive skills are intentionally set to 0, to reflect the fact they are large and slow (or just plain immobile in the queen's case) but their level is higher than you might expect. This means that, whilst they are easy to hit, they are very tough in terms of HP and hit fairly hard. Decent XP rewards though, I think.

I have not tested the queen, nor the titan when backed up by his repair units, but I strongly recommend caution and a lot of first aid kits for the boss fights. You have a little breathing room beforehand if you need to recuperate, but make sure you're ready. These spiders aren't going to take any prisoners, and the bosses will be backed up by (very weak) mobs whose sole purpose is to fix the boss up if you don't kill them quickly. Prythian and Coppelia were able to take down the Titan together, albeit the latter got blasted due to sluggish FAK use. Yeah, he hits hard. Don't underestimate these guys!

There's still a few kinks that need to be ironed out and features that need to be added, but I hope to have that sorted out in a little while. There'll be another post up when it's ready to roll.
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