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WR Friday: Meet Mender and Weyland

by WR_Tofsla - 1.06.2018

In classic role-playing games, there’s a popular concepts of role split: those who attack, those who defend and those who make sure others can do their job. Supports.

Some may ask, where’s the fun in supporting others? It is simple: not everyone wants to only do damage. Many would rather save, protect and lead by example. Good leaders can make or break team’s synergy… if they have an opportunity to do so.

While War Robots always had solid options for attackers and defenders, supports never were prominent enough on the battlefield. Now we found an opportunity to fix this: for update 4.0 we prepare two robots based around an all-new mechanic — mid-combat repairs. They sacrifice some of their firepower for the ability to save teammates from dire situations.

This weekend both robots will make their debut on the test server for first round public trials.

Mender

  • Equipment slots: 2L, 1M
  • Ability: Support

A quick quirky robot that works kinda like a mobile ambulance. By activating the ability, Mender speed up, gaining damage resistance. After some delay, it launches a wave, repairing a fixed amount of HP to all allied robots nearby.

(You can think of it like Reverse Hellburner...)

On the upcoming trial session we’ll try two variations of Mender. Blue Mender does all healing in one quick burst. Purple Mender splits this burst in three waves with 1 second between each.

In the end, there can be only one Mender, so when you try them both on the test server, choose carefully. Which one you’ll like more?

Weyland

  • Equipment slots: 2H
  • Ability: Repair Mode

Four-legged Raijin-like robot. After entering stationary mode, Weylands starts to slowly restore HP for all allies around. If Mender is good for supporting mobile storm groups, Weyland’s strength lies in securing backlines and establishing a strong defence on critical points.

Questions!

Q: Do Mender and Weyland have weapon slots?

Of course! You should have something to defend yourself, especially when your repairs are on cooldown. But obviously, supports have less firepower than their attack/defence focused peers. Doing damage is not their top priority.

 

Q: Do Mender and Weyland repair themselves?

Yes!

With this, they can remain useful in modes like FFA.

 

Q: Will Mender and Weyland players receive rewards for repairs?

Yes!

At this point, we add part of the healing done up to your damage score. That means you can now farm silver with not just by doing damage.

As a side-effect heals prolong your robot’s life, so you can farm more for one life. Isn’t that sweet? Pretty dang sweet, if you ask us!

 

Q: How do you figure when your allies need healing?

Mender and Weyland pilots see their allies HP bars by default. At this stage, we only enable these indicators for repair-bots to avoid overloading everyone with information they don’t always need. But, we might add always-on ally HP indicators as an option if there will be a lot of people feeling like they actually need it.

 

Q: Mid-combat repairs might drag battles quite a bit. How do you solve turtling?

There are limits to how much HP you can restore. Every time a robot takes damage, it also chips a bit from its maximum HP.

For example (numbers are arbitrary):

  • You have a 150000 HP Boa
  • You catch a shot from Kang Dae, taking 17000 damage head-on
  • 20% of this damage also subtracted from your maximum HP until the end of the battle. That means, Mender or Weyland can only patch you up to 150000 - 17000*20% =  146600 Max HP

This means, even though your robot can survive much more under Mender or Weyland’s care, it will still gradually deteriorate. At some point, you’ll have to switch to something else.

 

Q: Do heals also restore damaged physical shields?

No, at least not at this point. Same goes for energy barriers and Bulwark’s Aegis.

 

Q: Will restored HP count towards post-combat repair bills?

No. At least it shouldn’t by design. If you catch something weird about the numbers you see on the test server, please let us know!

 

Prepare for trials!

Want to try Mender and Weyland among the first? Join us on test server this weekend! We’re eager to hear what you’ll think about the new robot class, so don’t hesitate to give your opinion.

You can find the schedule and all details on this Facebook page. You don’t need to sign up for testing — just download the test build below and launch it during the times of the session.

iOS || Android

Buckle up!

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I Am Pacifistlast month

Okay now WR started competing witchcraft, clash of clans etc. I mean how can be robots healed, are they living thing? Think practically if your robot soaking bullets, missile then they must have holes in their chasis, broken internal connection of wires etc. so how can it be possible that they regain HP.
So, the reason for rejecting of these robots from my side is just not being their impracticality but also the demand of components and these robots only facilitate the wallet warriors who rely on camping strategy which needs no skill.

After these absurd robots I started to thinking that in few time Pixoshit (I always call it by this name) may launch a Porter robot which have spare piece of 4 different weapon and give them to other robots on necessity lol.

Aseem Gupta2 months ago

HI i am playing on Facebook gameroom and i want to play on test server please make it available for windows as like ios and android

Pyrotech4422 months ago

PixelPower6, hate to break it to you...but these are top of the line robots, and top of the line robots like haechi require components...so it probably will cost components...unless you pay $300 cash per robot

Pyrotech4422 months ago

#WUT, 5% damage nerf or chain range nerfed to 100m yes

Pyrotech4422 months ago

ΔStriker-, ...unless it's a powerhouse for campers. Long range weapons have a lower DPS rating, so it will be much harder to take a weyland down with a trebuchet than an orkan at close range. So...maybe the weyland is an invitation for a big camper party! //🔥\\

Pyrotech4422 months ago

LoucustMaster117, just keep trying, you'll eventually win a component robot or two. I won most of my component robots through opening chests and WR royale, so maybe you should take a shot at it

Pyrotech4422 months ago

Steve Andrson, components should be easier to get now, so just play more and take a shot at WR royale!

Pyrotech4422 months ago

DeadBobChicken, it says it's not trusted because it is an apk file. These files are known for malware, so they have to put that there. I downloaded the test server mamy times and I did not get any viruses.

Pyrotech4422 months ago

Arubaguy, though the concept sounds nice

Here are some ideas for possible new support bots:
1. repair missing weapons
2. repair destroyed or damaged shields
3. boost players within radius (new spider robot?)
4. repairs leg damage

I mean there are plenty of robots in the game now, but if you want to expand into the "support" category, maybe these ideas will help

Arubaguy2 months ago

Shaaark!, They do not get repaired. If you lose a weapon it stays that way. So you could be repaired to half health for example and only have 1 weapon left. The same goes for mobility. If you busted up your bot's legs and it's mobility has been compromised, it also stays that way despite health recovery.

Owen grady2 months ago

Please make them available on the MARKET instead of those component card games okay? (Them being mended and weyland) put them on the MARKET for gold or silver instead of components

Shaaark!2 months ago

What if a weapon breaks off? Can it be repaired?

Brute Force2 months ago

Why isn't the test server working for me? It is only showing me level 6 robots and 10k gold available..?

DeadBobChicken2 months ago

I got the same problem I download test server on ios but it says the app is not trusted

Name_Taken2 months ago

How do you trust the testing app on ios

Steve Andrson2 months ago

war robots please stop making people to get components for new robots

pikachuisy2 months ago

dude if anybody is in a russian gamer clan let me in because I am russian спосиба

Punkah2 months ago

Is it me or the game is empty? Half teams, everyone leaving koth and tdm. Its taking more than a minute in random mode for anything. From the last 30 battles i played more than half were koth.
I dont know if its that or the totally absurd new upgrade times and values, but maybe you guys at pixo finally managed to kill the game. You used to have a gold mine, a totally dedicated fan base that loved the game. A little cheap research to backup your decisions would show that the game got really boring really fast. Started playing not that long ago, maybe 5 months, and the difference is night and day. I used to love both domination and beacon rush and i was happy 100% of the time. Then came shocktrain and dash bots, and the game got unbalanced but sometimes manageable. Unless you were playing champions league and getting full time spanks. Then came inquisitor and spectre, and battle as everyone loved was dead. Full stealth hangars, no more face to face shooting, you jump i jump we jump you cant shoot me i cant shoot you. A totally different game. A stupid af game. And dont take me wrong, i got my second spectre on the way (with shocks), i got a maxed mk1 ember inquisitor and i do a lot of danage and been going up the ranks and leagues fast, but what i dont have anymore is fun. War. Battle. Me and my clan members only play squad to lose. Even if you’re all in diamond or expert, as soon as you have more than 3 people on the squad, youll play against Noob, cdxx, heat, vox. Maxed mk2, full spectre hangars. Stupid, pointless ghost battles. And youll be spanked. Waste precious minutes of your day. Like koth. The only thing i regret now is spending money and time in this game. But i cant blame myself, no one couldve guessed something could be ruined so fast, mainly by the lack of love for the player base and for greedy financial decisions. I actually did take note for a few days, and now i have fun 14% of the time im playing the game. Im playing beacon rush and domination less than 30% of the time. Time to look for a game i have fun 100% of the time. Like everyone else is doing.

camander teku 22 months ago

Remember offence is key-Welland is worse than mender mender is actually king of like a Galahad but better can last a lot longer-play mender with organ pinata come out of hiding fire all ur weapons come back into hiding with barely any hp and regen there till full heath-for Weyland/best set up i recommend staying at a beacon with thermite-ps mender is so much better!

nuuu!stahp!2 months ago

perfect!the healers can help recover damage, with some firepower. and also if you think that they are too op, there are shocktrains to kill them, so it is balanced.

Jona robot king2 months ago

Just played on test server and mender and weyland they look and feel great I can't see why people would moan about these bots as they are great for tactical gameplay and not just a slugfest with orks ...

Alienate_2 months ago

It's all BS until you nerf the Shocktrain. I have 3 STs but refuse to use them. They broke the game.

Naval Shank2 months ago

Hey!
There should be a indicator on healing bots, so non-healing bots can identify them and rush towards them to heal. Since now it becomes difficult to find a healing one among other 5 allies.

Raiderrobb 2 months ago

Stermyster , Yah well what if the whole squad of healers are out there.... It's need to have weapons slots and caliper reduced....... Shocktrain needs to go.... They are ere unrealistic... Same as repair bots.... Armor doesn't just grow back........

Raiderrobb 2 months ago

Team death match mode will be 4+1st aid bots with some. Ancile shields on the 2 other bots... You would be ae to bust that formula with them equipped with 2 heavy weapons or 2med n a light....... I squad of ramdom players vs a clan with extra hangers to exploit the maps........ It's a bad ideal

Raiderrobb 2 months ago

I like my games based on REAITY..... In what universe can armor be magically repaired by push of a button by another machine that happens to be near-by??.... STOP... PLEASE.... it's bad enough that some weapon just strikes closest target... And damage it... Then the energy zaps another and another and another... Who are near by.... But doesn't harm friendly units.... To hell will stupid shocktrain and this stupid 1st aid bot

Stermyster 2 months ago

This is kinda a good idea for the game. This will allow player to stay alive much more longer without taking pointless damage or scraping there bots. If the player knows how to play with those bots, they can change to match rapidly. Sadly, the shocktrains will be there biggest weakness because it deal chain damage. Hey, that’s what the weapon suppose to do and I don’t want to criticize it. And player that are smart will probebly target those medic bots first. The mender will be good for group of bots that are in the fight. But he need to have good protection of his team or else he will die rapidly. The wayland will be good for protecting a position or helping bot that are retreating so they can somme heals and with his good firepower he will can still defend himself. All in all, this will be a great idea to add those bots into the game.

SGT Junior 2 months ago

Can it come in workshop points please

Jona robot king2 months ago

I think it's a great idea and brings another layer of gameplay to the battlefield a healer is 1 less attacker
I would like to see a robot called ghost which goes invisible for about 5 secs with maybe a quick dash ability so he can dodge out of danger like stalker but not stealth completely invisible

DEATHPointforUSvk2 months ago

King of Wakanda, I KNOW WHAT RE U SAYING LOL :D I was played at emulator once and I barely catch up with Natasha :D.. mobile is option :)

Pcbentley Biz2 months ago

Great Idea but this will be abused by players, Now camping kumi and bulgs will be the only bots to have, Shackfags and scourgetards will Iove this, they can now out camp any attackers. I dont see a need for this in a 10min battle so why risk making the game upkayable by giving these 2 bots an even greater unfair advantage

(W)Worrior2 months ago

Guys why the one with 3 bursts...

If that is so the rush ability would be wasted, but pros and cons
Pros for the purple mender:
Able to heal allies immediately if in the process of engaging
Able to heal a wide range of allies while rushing with ability

Cons for the purple mender:
Unable to use ability at its full potential if ally can only be reached at end of ability






Pros for the blue mender:
Lookin good right there!
Lazy to type... mostly are the opposite of the purple

Cons for the blue mender:
unable to save ally in time if engaging due to lag of time

(W)Worrior2 months ago

War Robots,

Instead of just bringing water to the horse,
why don't you help the horse to bring itself to the water instead?

Like if there is a repair robot in the team, can you put an indicator saying that it is a repair robot,
So if for example, my Carnage got heavily bursted by a Orkan Haechi but manage to survive (due to the fact that the orkans is low level) , An ally weyland noticed me and approached me, but because there is a object blocking my view, i don't know that it is a Weyland, so if you add an indicator saying that it is a repair robot, i can happily use my rush and run to it :)

And everyone's happy!

Francois Chavez Abanto2 months ago

Pixonic seria mejor que regresen como era antes, mejor dicho cuando mejoro una arma o un bot se demora un monton y eso para mi ya no tiene gracia por que tendre que esperar mucho tiempo hasta mejorar todo ☹☹

King of Wakanda2 months ago

When are you going to fix the game glitch that stops your activity and tries to send you back to the hangar? I am tired of being knocked down 22 points every time I get to the diamond league because the game will not let me participate. Or is it designed to do that? Also, why are my 55 and 60 mph robots slower than everything on the game? Robots half as fast as mine can close a gap in seconds when I am trying to maintain distance??? Please address the performance issues on Facebook Gameroom version

JarredC10002 months ago

smeexs, I feel they should add a more compact way of showing ally health bars. What if they added a few dots above their robots, where the fewer dots present, the lower the HP?

JarredC10002 months ago

Why don't they just compromise, do a two-burst healing process with Mender?

Joseph Cruz2 months ago

Will mender and weylander be gold, wp, or components

Omarinator2 months ago

The funniest thing in this reviw about mender and weyland. Is the fact that pixo thinks their game is still amazing and smooth. Proof: pixonic for god's sake nobody uses kang daes. And mender wont survive the current meta (spectre orkan and shocktrains)

ΔStriker-2 months ago

These bots SEEM like a good idea but weyland.. Is not going to be a powerhouse. Dzshbots are not going to sit back and heal. Plus the healers will probably be targeted first. At least mender can MOVE while healing but weyland is gonna need some kind of buff if its gonna be effective in battles. (Like the devs are actually going to read this lol)

ΔStriker-2 months ago

Gotta be honest the design on weyland looks a little strange.. I mean compared to all the other bots it just doesn't seem to fit the theme..??

Panda2 months ago

When will the update be out for Apple?

Dagowood19042 months ago

STUPID, STUPID ,,,,,IDIOTIC,,,,,IDEA!!!! THIS GAME IS GETTING ONE BIG WASTE

Dagowood19042 months ago

STUPID, STUPID ,,,,,IDIOTIC,,,,,IDEA!!!! THIS GAME IS GETTING ONE BIG WASTE

I am the lol2 months ago

Use both mender abilities just put one on a different bot

Seekers_Bot2 months ago

My biggest question is is how unaffordable is this bot going to be to us players that don't pay to play?

Willm24132 months ago

Mender 2 the purple one with 3 puses is the 1 i like, also will amount healed go up with lvl?

Byzo2 months ago

Fucking royal token

Ihateshoctrains2 months ago

Intresting but first.....




Nerf the shoctrain...

smeexs2 months ago

Talose, I do also like seening my allies HP bars .. important point !

smeexs2 months ago

great thing !

ETC ROBLES2 months ago

...............DEVs PLEASE READ.................

I the new Test Server, the Hover now has different flight characteristics.
Now it seem more like an extended JUMP similar to the Raven. The initial STRAIGHT UP jump for height has been removed and NOW the Hover jumps in a guided direction and floats on that path.

The advantage of the initial STRAIGHT HIGH JUMP is the hight the Hover can obtain. This allows it to get on top of high obstacles such as buildings or rock formations.

Before changing the flight characteristics of the Hover, take a poll on FB or the website to see what your Hover Pilots prefer.
Thanks for your consideration.
ETC ROBLES
HMQMTQ
ANDRIOD

.............DEVs PLEASE READ.................

꧁₲ㄥ1༒¢ℏ꧂2 months ago

I have just tested these bots. But while repairing, their/our broken weapons should be fixed I think.

Ffsdammit2 months ago

tadiho, Adrian Chong ran them both, and while as a skilled player he made them all look good, myself as an aggressive player found Mender 2 to be s s s l o o o w...

DEATHPointforUSvk2 months ago

WindyBreezy, No god no.. people that is bad idea long range is for plasma weapons and raijin already have shield to counter them u won t do nothing there

Weiland is somewhat useless same as raijin til u reach point where u can do something u waste 2 mins of match
And same as raijin DB builds gonna make u cry
And I m not even talking about sparks and scourges that s instant death without attempt to heal yourself

Italo Assis2 months ago

Wow how incredible, we can now put together a better attack strategy. We can fully support our troops, I love the novelty thank you..💓❤❤❤❤

DEATHPointforUSvk2 months ago

Creepergomoo, There is no need for another one healing shit .. for long range huh
Why do u think that robot like this would be useful there is Weyland which basically do the same thing he could be in back line Weyland is also slow ....
But the thing is that snipers Don t need hp aid much so u won t get much 'dmg' anyways

Creepergomoo2 months ago

I have an idea for another healer, it would work best at long range due to having low health and speed. It would have 2 H 1 L slots, and the ability would spawn 2 small healing minibots that look for damaged teammates and heal them. The minibots would be on a timer and will disappear after about a minute. This not will have the lowest heals in the game, but will have the advantage of being able to snipe effectively while still healing its teammates. Good builds would be 2 trebs+noricum, 2 flux+gekko, or 2 dragoon+molot.

Talose2 months ago

I really do like the idea of support units Also as it's gonna be a while until I can acquire one of those new mechanics I do also like seening my allies HP bars It would let me know if my 2 allies can take out the one enemy on the far side

Hszyhss OK major2 months ago

When a decent number of players have these, isn't there a risk that, particularly when you go to choose your second bot, there might be several of these out in battle, and not much destruction going on. Also, is this not likely to best help the dash bots most, as they would be able to reach a Weyland or Mender before getting destroyed. The video I've seen mainly features a Kumiho, does this tell a tale? Some of these dash bots are difficult enough to get rid of already, what if you have 2 Bulwarks and a Weyland together? Might not be very nimble but in Deathmatch , almost impossible to break down.

WindyBreezy2 months ago

Weyland would make a perfect sniping companion with Raijin

tadiho2 months ago

maybe i'd agreed to the mender 2 with the 3 pulses, because it may help the team better
the first one only give 1 pulse, better than 3 but it only give once, rather 3 so to be safe

AnarchoDom2 months ago

I agree with the others: nerf the Shocktrain!

Maybe less so for the Mender, but Weyland will be a Shocktrain magnet. Focused fire from Spectre and Bulgasaris on a stack of players trying to heal their bots around the Weyland might prove really effective.

I wonder if we will see these bots in Champs league where it’s all about the damage. On average, we die too quickly to get a chance to heal.

#WUT2 months ago

NERF SHOCKTRAIN

Barry Andrews2 months ago

Very cool. Can't wait to try it!

PixelPower63 months ago

:)
Please don't cost components. At least one of them.

PixelPower63 months ago

:)
Please don't cost components. At least one of them.

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