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Build insane Robot Battle Vehicles that drive, hover and fly; add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take them into battle in a team based capture the base Free-to-Win MMO.

BUILD - A futuristic robo vehicle from Cubes, add Wheels, Thrusters, Hoverblades, and Plasma Cannons
DRIVE - Jump in the Pilot seat of your Robot and drive it into battle in Jet Cars, Tanks, Flying Warships, anything you can dream up
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against users from all over the world

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Watch as you enemies Robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Auto-repair your Robot and head into battle again gradually building your resources to make your Robots more powerful
- Invite Friends, chat in game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team
- Save your Robots in the Garage in the cloud
- Access your game account from any PC anywhere via Robocloud
- Free-To-Win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

"Balanced yet complex. The fun increases each update."
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Hey guys, we wanted to let you know that we will soon launch a major update for Robocraft which includes a whole suite of new and improved social features. This release represents just a subset of the full social feature set planned so we’re calling it ‘ROBOCLANS ALPHA’.

The social features coming involve massive reworks of Chat, Friends, Platoons (being renamed Parties) and the addition of Clans, along with a bunch of changes to the game that accompany these new features to help them fit neatly within the game overall.

I’m writing this article to delve a bit deeper into the social features planned; outlining what elements will be included with this update and framing them in context of how they will be expanded in future.

Since there is a lot to talk about, I’m going to focus this article on Chat and Friends with the Clans deep dive article arriving shortly afer.

The New Chat System

We’ve given the in-game chat system a complete overhaul; with a whole raft of new features and options that will be available to you when it launches soon. Remember, this is the first in a two-part update to the chat system and more features will be added at a later date.

Here is a mock-up of the new chat system that will arrive with Roboclans ALPHA:

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Chat Features:

  • Create your own Custom Channels; as many as you like
  • Password protect your custom channels, so only your buddies can join them
  • Create, join, leave and listen to as many channels as you like
  • Social events, system events, Platoon (party) chat, Clan chat and Whispers are all shown in the same chat display together, so you can listen to everything at the same time without needing to switch between channels
  • The channels you are in and the ones you create remain persistent when you log out, so next time you log in, if you created a special channel for you and your buddies, you will be able to use it to chat to them whenever you are online
  • Scrollbar, showing history of chat
  • Expand and collapse the chat window with the button at the top-right corner
  • Filter which channels you are listening to with the drop-down in the top-left corner
  • Chat is color coded to help you read it, and to help you separate Whispers, from Clan chat, from Party chat, from social events, etc*

*NB: This does mean that color codes will no longer work in chat, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to use the colors for separating types of chat, additionally we’ve removed the ‘level’ and ‘league’ prefixes from the usernames as we need to keep the number of characters down so that the chat can be more readable in general.

Below is a list of available commands that you’ll be able to use in the new chat system.

Commands:

  • /list – Lists all the available global channels, custom channels are not listed
  • /join [channelName] – Joins a channel
  • /create [channelName] [optionalPasscode] – Creates a channel, name must be unique
  • /leave [channelName]
  • /help – Lists the most common commands
  • /msg [userName] – Whisper to a specific user
  • /w [userName] – Whisper to a specific user (i.e. alternate to above with same functionality)
  • /r [message] – Reply to the person who last whispered to you
  • /clan [message] – A way of sending a message to your clan when you’re not currently talking in that channel (i.e. faster than tabbing through channels)
  • /platoon [message] – Types a message to your platoon
  • /party [message] – Same as Platoon
  • /block [userName] – Stop this users comments appearing in your chat ever again
  • /unblock [userName] – Unblocks a blocked user
  • /listBlocks – Lists all blocked users on your account
  • /silence [userName] – MOD, ADM and DEV use, can silence a user in the chat for a fixed global period of time
  • /warn [userName] – MOD, ADM and DEV use, can warn a user. 3 warns = suspension
  • /suspend [userName] – ADM and DEV use, instantly suspends a user
  • /invitetoplatoon [userName] – Invite someone to a party (this is an alternative method), NB: /invitetoparty will also work

It’s worth noting that the chat widget has a ‘focused’ and ‘unfocused’ version, plus a custom version for in battle as well. This is because we want to make the chat window ‘less intrusive’ when you need it to be in the background, and more ‘front and center’ when you want to be social.

Chat System MK2:

So, what can you expect to see in the future? Well, after this initial launch, we will continue to work on the chat system as we plan to include some more advanced features in the future. Here’s a mock-up of what we expect it to look like:

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The new features that we are currently planning for Chat MK2 are as follows. Again, please note that these are not final and may change before release.

  • Collapsible list of players in each channel that you are currently listening to on right-hand extended widget
  • Right-click menus on each player so you can do common operations like ‘Invite to party/clan’, block, whisper, etc.
  • Showing the status of the player, so you can see what they are currently doing in-game
  • Right-click menu allows you to view a user’s profile, see their account battle stats, league ranking, etc.
  • Quicktype helper widget, so as you type, usernames and commands automatically fill in allowing for speedier interactions with the chat system

The New Friends Widget

Along with the much-needed chat overhaul, we’re giving the Friends Widget a lick of paint too. Here’s a mock-up of the new Friends widget which is also launching with Roboclans ALPHA:

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Friends Widget Features:

As you can see from the mock-up above, in the update we’ll be moving Friends from the social screen to a more convenient button next to Chat. In addition to its relocation, Friends will include the following new features:

  • Small number below the friends button shows how many friends are currently online
  • Clicking the friends button next to the chat brings up the scrollable friends widget
  • Friends are listed in groups, online, offline, requests, and invites, each group is collapsable
  • Clan and Player Avatars are shown, as well as Clan name and online status
  • Quick buttons for accepting invites, inviting to party, cancelling invites, etc. are presented in the widget
  • Right-click menu allows you to remove friends

Friends MK2 Features:

Again, we’ll be listening to your feedback on the new Friends system and we’ll be taking things further with additional features including:

  • The MK2 Friends system will extend the right-click menu to allow you to View Profile, Whisper, etc.
  • We will also extend the information about the status showing what your friends are currently doing in game
  • We also plan on adding a friend referral system in the future. For example, we’d like to reward players for inviting friends who install Robocraft and reach level 5

Clans!

Notice the [C] button next to the Friends widget button on the diagrams above? That is the window into all Clan functionality. And we’ll explain more about Clans MK1 and the future of Clans in the next ‘Deep Dive’ which will go live tomorrow.

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neumond
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After last updates game lags as hell. Feels like playing with enormous pings, about 5 seconds or even more. You just walk and suddenly get killed in a moment. No combat anymore, just pure stupidity. Guillotine your coders, they broke the game.

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Hey Neumond,

Have you contacted customer support explaining the problem? We rely on feedback from people like yourself to make sure our network code is working as it should, but in your case it seems like something is definitely wrong.

Send a ticket via this link (https://freejam.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new) and we'll investigate.

Thanks!

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The game is very hardcore now, you must adapt on the game meta, but i like it, i like the competitive aspect of the game and how serious is it now. +i like to challenge myself

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I really loved this game... It's now dead to me.

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I'm a streamer, and as a streamer I'm quite insane, How insane? I built a flying pig in this game. The game's color wheel is the only fun I have anymore. you get instantly massacred no matter what you make in this game, teams are terrible, and on top of all that its nothing more then a scam. They have taken any enjoyable aspects and through it into a meat grinder. I had fun collecting my cashes and slowly building my bots, now its all loot crates... This game is like Counter Strike you got your loot creates Ctrl to crouch and strafing. Freejam isn't fooling anyone. The color wheel is premium which you need to spend money to make your bots look alive. I have 1105 hours in this game according to steam and I've built a lot of art bots like Dr Nefario from Despicable Me, latias from Pokemon, Claptrap from Borderlands, and even a dragon; all got destroyed within 2-3 min. Thank you, Freejam next time I want to play a "Balanced" game ill be sure to hit you up.

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This game was fun while it lasted, robocraft died for me when epic loot update came GG ROBOCRAFT
im leaving this game,lots of fun while it lasted

bye

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Devs ruined a game I used to love playing. Would have given a 10/10 last year but now its a 3 (because I am new will be reduced or raised accordingly).

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