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Sylenall Jun 14, 2013 @ 4:47pm
Question about repairing droids
I notice that eventually some of my older, more powerful droids start reaching health thresholds that they cannot be repaired beyond.

How does this work exactly? Do they arbitraily lose health over time, or am I simply unable to recover from past damage?
Last edited by Sylenall; Jun 14, 2013 @ 4:59pm
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cprince  [developer] Jun 15, 2013 @ 1:06am 
Every time you're hit - whether you take actual damage or not - you lose 1% of your droid's maximum health. Only the Super Repair can repair that, though it is fleetingly rare, and I think I need to make it a bit less so.
Sylenall Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:37am 
I do wish my droids were a little more long-lasting, especially after investing a ton of upgrades into them. I mean, why do they take "damage" from shots that don't actually damage them?

Does the standard repair pickup do anything to combat the "wearing" processs?
cprince  [developer] Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:57am 
They wear out because that's a core game mechanic. You have to avoid getting shot, and your droid eventually falls to bits, so you need to transfer to a new one.

The standard repair doesn't help wearing out at all, it only fixes minor incidental damage. It's not a particularly useful powerup.
Sylenall Jun 15, 2013 @ 11:41am 
I understand that but at the same time I get attached to some of these little guys ya know?

I hope you do buff the super-repair's chances of showing, I've only seen it once in my current play-through.
cprince  [developer] Jun 15, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
Ach, no point in getting attached in an arcade blast-em-up! Maybe you'll enjoy the forthcoming RPG DLC more.
Ready?_ Jun 15, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
Sometimes, one of my droids will have a lot of health, then take some damage, then have only 1/4 of its original health as its max. Is that normal?
cprince  [developer] Jun 16, 2013 @ 5:31am 
Depends how much damage it took - every hit causes it to lose 1% of its maximum hitpoints, so after 100 hits, no matter what droid it is, it's a gonner
ExtraSpectre Jun 16, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Will the RPG dlc have the same "wearing" system?
cprince  [developer] Jun 16, 2013 @ 9:41am 
yes, but there's repair stations and upgrade stations :)
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