Hello, everyone! As I understand it, apparently it's been a while since our last--
--..... Hoo boy. Well, this is nothing but not surprising at this point. Of course, it is the season of giving, so it just wouldn't be entirely fair if we left you with absolutely nothing....
But, what do we do? What could we possibly do that you, our members, would really enjoy? Hmmm....
Oh! I wonder.... Where're The Robots?!
Wait a minute.... Gyro Man?! Star Man?! What are you guys doing on that side of the field?!
Splash Woman? Jewel Man? SLASH MAN?! You guys too?! What insanity!!!
Oh, Magic Man. You're here too. Neat.
New Playable Robots Have Finally Arrived! That's right. Farcical silliness aside, these six robots have finally arrived in Prototype -- for the usage of you, the player. Previously, these robots were only ever present on Starforce-strengthened fields or in the special post-game Bonus Field, and only to be fought as enemies. However, due to the dutiful work of our Main Administrator and Head Programmer, Adrian Marceau, these robots can now be utilized and controlled as player characters to further fortify the mechanical armies of Drs. Light, Wily, and Cossack. All of these robots also come with the added bonus of having their signature weapons on-hand; after all, they just wouldn't be the same without attacking in their trademark style, right? Once unlocked, these six robots all start at level 99 and have only one experience point left before achieving their maximum level. In this way, players are not forced to have to grind to make use of these 'bots, thus allowing them to be automatically used right from the get-go. Of course, even without that hassle, it's another thing going through the process to unlock them ..... Or is it?
A Convenient New Way to Unlock Robot Masters Previously, the only way to unlock extra Robot Masters was to scan them, buy their fields, rearrange a doctor's fields, and then fight them in a 1v1 battle with only neutral attacks. As one might expect, this grew.... confusing and tedious for players, especially new players. As a result, you can now directly buy robot data from Kalinka, allowing for the player to utilize them right from the start! Once the Legacy Code is unlocked, Prototype members are able to buy extra Robot Masters in an insanely more convenient fashion, foregoing having to go through the extensive efforts visually into crafting 8 separate fields and Mechas. Currently, however, only Robot Masters with existing weapons have been implemented into the shop; you may expect new Robot Master weapons and with it, the Robot Masters themselves, to continue to appear later down the line. There are two remaining caveats with Kalinka's Robot Master data system though: one, Robot Masters must still be scanned wherever in order to be downloaded and purchased from the shop. You can't necessarily download that data without it existing, after all. Second, the prices may be considered steep at 48,000 Zeni per each individual robot. Luckily, those with not much Zeni have ways to pick up some easy cash, as you may have noticed... after all, it is in the above screenshot.
Showing Off Your Stars! As a result of her growing studies, Kalinka has been depended increasingly on scanning stars for the sake of furthering her research. Due to this, she’s asked the player doctors to bring in their stars whenever able for scanning, and she’s offered an incentive to get them to do so. Stars can now be scanned for trade of large sums of Zeni, providing a benefit to Zeni-struggling players out there. While previously stars could be sold for cash, this has been reevaluated; asking the player to sell their hard-earned Starforce, even for high prices, was unfair in retrospect. In contrast to this, scanning your stars will not cause the star to be lost from your collection for the sake of convenience (there’s that word again!) It’s worth noting that the stars’ price will often vary on the condition and compact quality of the star itself, and as such fused fields in particular tend to offer higher prices compared to regular stars. There’s also another direct advantage to the process of scanning your stars, as scanning is essentially recyclable. Stars can be scanned up to multiple times for continued cash, after a fair amount of reprieve and time has passed for the star to be scanned again. As such, while having a plethora of stars can certainly speed up the process, users with smaller samples of stars can make effective use of this process too.
New Enemy Robots to Encounter!
The more astute of users may have already noticed, but since it hasn’t been officially been addressed on site yet, four entirely new Robot Masters have been added to fight against. One day, near or far, these Robot Masters may as well join your efforts in battle, but as is, they still vehemently hate and want to fight you as enemies usually tend to do. You know where to find them. Oh, and you may have noticed other Robot Masters have been reinvigorated and given fresh new looks! A majority of these are likely robots you currently own, so feel free to show them off sometime! A special thanks to Brash Buster for his contributions in this area, as well as his popsicle-loving Frost Man sheet as well; only you could make them look so cool! Be sure to look out for new Robot Master sheets in the future!
Welcome New Community Moderator, Shiver! Those of you who frequent the leaderboard might recognize this face: Shiver is now part of our Moderation staff! Shiver joined the Prototype in September 2016, and has ever since been an active frequenter of our community, even in times of activity drought. Though there were plenty of great candidates to consider, Shiver’s been nothing but a great help ever since their original arrival (not to mention a great night-shift member: gotta love timezones, huh!) Suffice to say, I feel I speak for the moderation team [Rhythm, Adrian, TheDoc, and I] when I say you’re welcomed into the staff with open arms. Your assistance will no doubt be of great value to not only our team, but to everyone in our community! No pressure, Shiver! :PAs always, we’d like to thank you for continuing to play this passion project of ours and engage in this community, even when admittedly content can tend to drip out rather slowly. We hope you enjoy all of the new content, and as always, let us know what you think. We can’t know what to improve without knowing where to improve.
Comments, questions, and general feedback about the update can be posted below this thread.
@Spectre : Buying fields provides new Starforce and Mecha to collect, but ultimately, if you just want the robot, you can buy them through the 'Buy Robots' options. As such, this is a contrivance on our part; it allows new fighters for players to use without the extensive background content and balancing that the other side content provides. So, not only does this help us on the development spectrum, but if you want new fighters to use in battle, this'll be an insanely convenient and straight-forward path towards getting them :)
And yes, new Robot Masters are long overdue. We hope you enjoy them!
mmm that's pretty good, see y'all next year for next update, lmao
anyways thanks for actually making mega man 3 bots easy to unlock, thus now people don't have to just find my guide to do that which kinda makes it pointless but it could still be useful to some hh, lol
yo what up, glad to be on the moderating graveyard shift
Nah but for real, I'm very happy to be part of the staff, and I'll be watching over y'all now and giving back to the community~
Also new playable RMs, what a momentous occasion. Guess I'll be playing again to grind those stats for Player Battles.
now to try and disregard how space and crystal bots are still cripplingly nerfed on a full starforce and get back to my mmrpg github fork and make a chill spike weapon so that my man chill becomes my avatar again >.>
@Yoshi2018 : I would assume it's just placeholder until the far-far future when we actually get their stages in-game. That said, their placeholder fields are ones where they can actually show up, under the influence of Starforce, so it is technically their field too, in a sense.