Robot Rising FAQ



Robot Rising FAQ by Emma

What is the difference between Easy, Normal and Hard Modes?

Other than costing different amounts of Energy, choosing Easy, Normal or Hard will determine the level of Complex that your robot will enter. The Complex level defines what environments you’ll see, what level enemies you’ll encounter, what kind of gear/items you’ll find and how many Resources and XP your robot will collect. If you want to make your robot level up as fast as possible, choosing Hard Mode is a great way to get there, but you’ll have to watch your Energy costs to do so!

Easy = Robot Level – 1
Normal = Robot Level
Hard = Robot Level + 2

Check this chart to get an idea of what level Complex your robot will enter when you select Easy, Medium or Hard.

Robot Level Easy – Floor 1 Easy – Floor 5 Normal – Floor 1 Normal – Floor 5 Hard – Floor 1 Hard – Floor 5
25 24 28 25 29 27 31
30 29 33 30 34 32 36
35 34 38 35 39 37 41
40 39 43 40 44 42 46

How can I build and use more than one robot?

If having one robot is good then having more than one is great! In order to build additional robots, you’ll need to build new Robot Hangars in your Base. The level of your Master Control building determines how many Hangars you can build.

You’ll need to upgrade the Master Control before you can build more than one Hangar. See below to find out what level of MC unlocks each additional Robot Hangar:

Robot Hangar Master Control level
2nd Hangar Level 3
3rd Hangar Level 5
4th Hangar Level 7
5th Hangar Level 9

Once you have your additional Robot Hangar, you will need a Chassis, a Mobility and at least one Weapon in order to build a new robot. Click on the empty Robot Hangar and select “Upgrade Robot” to select your Chassis and begin building your new robot, which will start out at the same level as the Chassis you use. You can give an existing robot a better Chassis the same way, which will also upgrade the robot’s level to match the new Chassis (assuming it is a higher level).

Last step: don’t forget to name your new robot and customize its colors and glow!

What kinds of Weapons can I find, build and use in Robot Rising?

There are five damage types of Weapons in Robot Rising: Ballistic, Laser, Energy, Fuel, and Explosive. Each weapon and enemy in the game deals a specific damage type.

Enemies and Armor can also have Damage Type Resistance attributes. Therefore, some weapons are more effective against one kind of enemy than others, and your robot may take less damage from some enemies than others.

What is Secondary Fire, and how do I use it?

Certain weapons come with an alternate method of inflicting damage called a Secondary Fire (also called Alt-Fires). If your equipped weapon has a Secondary Fire it can be found in the right side of the Action Bar when you are in the Complexes. Click on the Secondary Fire icon or use the corresponding keyboard shortcut (Q, W, E, R) to activate it.

How do I equip more than one weapon to my robot?

The number of weapons your robot can have equipped is determined by the Chassis you use. The starting robot’s Chassis can hold only one weapon so in order to equip two or more weapons you will need to build a new Chassis and upgrade your robot in its hangar. Start by building the Robotics Factory, which allows you to manufacture new Chassis and Mobility equipment. Once you manufacture a better Chassis, open the Robot Hangar and click “Upgrade robot” to install the new Chassis to your robot – this will destroy the old Chassis in the process. You can also build new robots in empty Robot Hangars this way. Once your robot has a new Chassis, you will be able to equip two, three and even four weapons to your robot! A better Chassis have more weapon slots, along with slots to equip CPUs and Sensors to your robot as well.

Watch this video to see examples of robots with one, two, three and four weapons equipped!

How can I send my robot on Unmanned Missions to gather resources?

Piloting your robot through the Complexes is fun and earns your robot XP and valuable resources, but what can your robot do for you when you’re not online? How can you benefit from building additional robots? The answer is Unmanned Missions! By sending your robot out on an Unmanned Mission you can take advantage of idle secondary bots, or simply keep your robot productive when you aren’t currently online.

To start an Unmanned Mission, click on the Teleportal building in your Base.

After you click ‘Gather Resources’, you will need to pick the robot you want to send, and also choose the Mission length you want.

After that, all you need to do is return to your Base after some time passes and once the Mission is over your robot will be back in your Base with a reward of Resources it has gathered. The success rate of each Mission is determined by the Power Level of the robot you send. To get a higher Power Level, keep increasing your robot’s level by gaining XP in the Complexes and always equip your robot with the best possible gear for its level. You won’t be able to take your robot into the Complexes until it completes an Unmanned Mission so keep that in mind when sending your only robot!

With any luck your robot will have more success than Boris here.

I’m low on Repair Kits and my robot keeps getting destroyed! Help!

Though the enemy robots in the Complexes of Robot Rising may be easy to handle at the beginning of the game, each Complex you explore will contain stronger and tougher enemies than the one before it. Over time, you may find that you’re using Repair Kits to heal your robot faster than you are picking up or crafting new ones! You may get lucky and find a healing Terminal here and there during a run through the Complexes, but as you level up eventually Repair Kits and Terminals won’t be enough to get you through to the end portal.

This is when it will become very important to find armor in the Complexes. You can also build an Armor Factory! Make sure to build this building and spend some resources researching types of Armor. Equipping Armor to your robot’s Chassis will make the robot much more resilient to damage from enemy fire and barrel explosions.

This building is the Armor Factory:

What are all these Base Buildings? What do they do and why do I need them?

Your success in Robot Rising will be determined in part by the Base you build. It’s important to know what each Base Building is and what it does, so make sure to review each building and understand its purpose when planning how you will expand your Base and use Resources to construct new buildings. Find a Building’s name in the list below to find out what it does.

STORAGE BUILDINGS

ENERGY STORAGE
This building lets you store Energy. Energy is used to teleport into the Complexes. You can increase your Energy capacity by upgrading your Energy Storage building.

WAREHOUSE
This building lets you store, view and equip weapons, mobilities and other equipment that you’ve manufactured or picked up. Building a Warehouse is required in order to manufacture equipment and upgrade your robot.

POLYMER STORAGE
This building lets you store Polymers, one of the three Resources you need for construction and manufacturing. As you upgrade this building you will increase your Polymer storage capacity and be able to manufacture more advanced equipment for your robot.

CONDUCTOR STORAGE
This building lets you store Conductors, one of the three Resources you need for construction and manufacturing. As you upgrade this building you will increase your Conductor storage capacity and be able to manufacture more advanced equipment for your robot.

ALLOY STORAGE
This building lets you store Alloys, one of the three Resources you need for construction and manufacturing. As you upgrade this building you will increase your Alloy storage capacity and be able to manufacture more advanced equipment for your robot.

Data Archive
This building gives you a central location to store, analyze and learn from data you’ve collected in the Complexes in the form of Hard Drives.

MANUFACTURING BUILDINGS

ROBOTICS FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture new and more advanced Chassis and Mobility equipment for your robot. Manufacture bigger and better Chassis in order to equip multiple Weapons simultaneously.

ARMOR FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture new and more advanced types of Armor for your robot. Higher-level Armor can be manufactured to provide tactical advantages over different types of enemy attacks.

WEAPON FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture new and more advanced types of Weapons for your robot. Higher-level Weapons can be manufactured to provide tactical advantages over different types of enemies.

CPU FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture new and more advanced CPUs for your robot. Send your Weapons into overdrive or increase your Armor’s performance rating by outfitting your robot with different CPUs.

SENSOR FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture new and more advanced Sensors for your robot. Sensors give your robot a tactical advantage by offering the ability to track your surroundings, identify enemy locations and locate Storage Lockers packed with loot.

CONSUMABLES FACTORY
This building lets you research and manufacture your own consumable items like Grenades, Repair Kits and more. Keep your Inventory well-stocked with healing items, ability buffs and an arsenal of powerful deployables by manufacturing your own Consumables!

ADVANCED BUILDINGS

MASTER CONTROL
The Master Control tower is the central control building for the Base and also ROM’s storage location. You’ll need to upgrade the Master Control in order to expand your Base and upgrade your other buildings.

TELEPORTAL
This building is your link to the diverse Complexes of Project Emerson. Use the Teleportal to explore the Complexes, engaging in combat and collecting valuable Resources to bring home and use to expand your Base.

VACUUM TRANSPORTER
This building enables you to send Resources back to your Base for safe storage while you are in a Complex. You’ll find that exploring Complexes can be dangerous and the Resources you find are rare and valuable, so guaranteeing that these Resources make it to the Base is key.

ROBOT HANGAR
This building stores and maintains your robot when you are in the Base. Use the Robot Hangar to upgrade your robot with new equipment and manage its Inventory. Don’t forget to name your robot!

I built a cool new Mobility but I can’t equip it. What gives?

When you add or change equipment on your robot, the equipment you use must have a similar Level to the robot. This means if your robot is Level 3, you will not be able to equip a Mobility (and other equipment) that is a higher level than that. You can always store the Mobility and other items in your Warehouse until your robot has leveled up far enough to use them.

If the Mobility you’re trying to equip should be an appropriate Level to use with for your robot, there’s a chance that the robot’s Inventory is actually too full. In this case, try moving all your other items to the Warehouse to empty the Inventory. At this point you should be able to equip the appropriate Mobility to your robot, move your items back from the Warehouse to your Inventory and head off into the Complexes!

I have a lot of Consumable items in my Inventory. What do they all do?

There is a wide range of Consumable items available in Robot Rising for you to use while controlling your robot in the Complexes. Consult this list to find out what each Consumable item does and what benefits it can offer you and your robot!

Repair Kit – Adds a certain amount of Health Points to your robot.
Frag Grenade – A throwable device that causes an area of explosive damage.
Cryo Grenade – A throwable device that slows targets within its range.
EMP Grenade – A throwable device that temporarily stuns targets within its range.
Frag Proximity Mine – A placeable explosive trap that causes damage to targets within proximity of the mine.
Cryo Proximity Mine – A placeable trap that slows down nearby targets that walk within proximity of the mine.
EMP Proximity Mine – A placeable trap that temporarily stuns nearby targets within proximity of the mine.
Speed Boost – Temporarily increases the movement speed of your robot.
Damage Boost – Temporarily increases your robot’s damage against enemies.
Defense Boost – Temporarily increases your robot’s defense against enemy attacks.
Weapon Range Boost – Temporarily increases the range of your robot’s weapons.
Sensor Range Boost – Temporarily increases the range of your robot’s Sensor.
Shield – Temporarily protects your robot from enemy damage.
Flame Blast – Discharges a one-time blast of fire damage on enemy robots around you.
Cryo Blast – Discharges a one-time blast of slowing Cryo damage on enemy robots around you.
EMP Blast – Discharges a one-time blast of stunning EMP damage on enemy robots around you.
Flame Emitter – Discharges a temporarily lasting blast of fire damage affecting enemies around your robot.
Cryo Emitter – Discharges a temporarily lasting slowing effect on enemies around your robot.
EMP Emitter – Discharges a temporarily lasting stun effect on enemies around your robot.
Deployable Turret – Places an automatic firing turret that will attack enemies in range.
Remote Hack – Causes enemy robots to attack a target that you select.

How do Neighbors and Gifting work in Robot Rising?

When you invite someone to be a Neighbor in Robot Rising, or you accept a Neighbor invitation from a friend, that person will be added to your Neighbor bar at the bottom of the game screen when you are in your Base. The number on your neighbors’ portraits is their AI Level, which will also pop up if you mouse over a neighbor’s portrait.

Though more social features will be added to Robot Rising in the future, right now the main activity with neighbors is sending and receiving Gifts. You can send a gift to each of your neighbors once per day. When they receive the gift your neighbors can decide to send it back to you as well so make sure to send those gifts every day! You will unlock more gifts available to give as your AI Level increases.

To send a Gift to your Neighbors, click the ‘Gifts’ tab at the top of the game screen. When you receive gifts from others, they will arrive in your Message Inbox under ‘Gift Requests’. You can send/receive gifts of Resources, Components and Repair Kits so if you need one, try sending some as gifts and you may receive what you need as a thank-you gift!

What browsers can I use to play the Robot Rising beta?

Because Robot Rising is a Facebook game you will be able to play in any modern browser that supports Facebook games and has an up-to-date Unity plug-in (this plug-in may need to be installed upon your first play session).

I use a 64-bit browser version and Robot Rising won’t load. What can I do?

Robot Rising is made with the Unity engine; this is why downloading the Unity web player plug-in is required before the first time you play. However, if you use a 64-bit version of your internet browser you may find that Robot Rising will not load properly, or never get past the Stomp Games splash screen. If this is the case, you may want to try Unity’s 64-bit web player, which is still in beta until 64-bit browsers are more common.

You can read more about this download and get it by following this link: Unity Technology Blog: 64-bit Player

What do the different graphics settings I can use affect in my game?

While playing Robot Rising you can choose to set your game’s graphics to one of four different graphics settings: Low, Medium, High and Ultra. These controls are found in the Options Bar on the right side of your game screen. Choosing the highest graphics setting will make your game look the best; however, players on older machines may find improved performance using lower graphics settings. See the chart below for the differences between each graphics setting.

Setting: Ultra High Medium Low
Shader all all medium minimal
Texture full full full half
Anisotropic on on based on texture setting no
Anti-Aliasing 8x 4x 2x 2x
VSync yes yes yes no
Light up to 7 up to 6 up to 5 0
Soft Particle yes yes no no
Blob Shadow yes yes yes no
Vignette yes yes yes no

What hotkeys or shortcuts can I use while playing Robot Rising?

In order to streamline the player experience we have included several useful hotkeys and shortcuts you can use to save time or be more efficient while playing Robot Rising.

Inventory – Press ‘I’ while in the Base or Complexes to bring up the Inventory/robot viewing menu.

Mission Log – Press ‘L’ while in the Base or Complexes to bring up your Mission Log and review your active missions.

Map – Press ‘M’ while in the Complexes to expand (and close) your mini-map for larger-scale viewing.

View the Base – Use the arrow keys or click-and-drag with your mouse to move around your Base.

Rotate Camera in Base – Use the buttons in the bottom right corner of the Base to rotate your view Left or Right, or Reset it to the original orientation.

Camera Zoom In/Out – Use your mouse wheel or click the buttons in the Options Bar on the right side of the game to zoom in and out while in the Complexes and the Base.

Show/Hide Options Bar – Use the button with a gear on it to show or hide the icons in the Options Bar on the right.

Continuous Fire – Click and hold on an enemy robot to continue firing at that unit until it is destroyed. You will need to click again to retarget on a different enemy.

Hold Ground and Fire – Press and hold the Shift key to lock your robot’s position and fire your weapon without the robot moving.

Full-screen Mode – Click the topmost button in the Options Bar to expand your game to Full-screen mode.

Return to Windowed Mode – Hit the ‘Esc’ key or use the topmost button in the Options Bar while in Full-screen mode to return to Windowed mode.

Activate Consumables – When you have Consumable items in your Action Bar, use the corresponding key 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to activate the item.

Use Secondary Fire – When an equipped weapon has a Secondary Fire option it appears in your Action Bar. Use the corresponding key Q, W, E or R to activate.

What is the difference between the Base and the Complexes?

In Robot Rising, gameplay is divided between managing a Base and exploring Complexes. The player engages in combat and collects resources while in the Complexes, then returns to the Base to store resources, perform research and manufacture new equipment to improve his or her robot.

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