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Robotics Factory
Robotics factory deploy.gif
"Objective completed... all clear!"
TSA.png Frontiersmen
Team Resources
Marines res.png 5
Supply
Icon marine supply.gif 10 / 200
Health
2500 / 2800
Armor
400 / 600
Abilities and Upgrades
Abilities:
MAC, Recycle
Upgrades:
Upgrade to ARC Factory
Miscellaneous
Tech Requirements:
Valid unit exit, Infantry Portal
Unlocks:
Sentry, Sentry Battery
Build Time: 8 seconds
Builds From: Marine Commander
Buy From: Build Tab
Hotkey:
Z

Introduction

The Robotics Factory is the Frontiersmen robotic units production and research structure created by the Marine Commander.

When powered, the Robotics Factory can produce Mobile Automated Constructors. The Commander can upgrade the structure into an ARC Robotics Factory, allowing the production of ARCs for siege on heavily infested Hive locations.

Tactical Summary - Robotics Factory

  • Robotics Factories are the second-largest buildable structure on the Marine team, next to the Command Center.
  • Robotics Factories have the unique requirement of an exit and cannot be placed if said exit is blocked.
  • Robotics Factories build MACs and when upgraded for a moderate cost of Team Resources, can build ARCs.
  • Due to their size, they can be used as effective Bile Bomb blockers near power nodes and prevent Onii from easily reaching a Power Node.
  • When distance is a factor remember that ARCs travel at a very reduced pace and can be easily located and destroyed. Making a forward Robotics Factory might mitigate this issue.


Robot Production

MAC

MAC
Mac buildmenu.png
Builds a MAC, a hovering robot that builds and repairs Frontiersmen structures, and welds Marine and Exosuit Armor.
Hotkey
S
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 3
Supply 15 / 200
Build Time 5 seconds
Requires Robotics Factory
The MAC otherwise known as the Mobile Automated Constructors is similar to the Drifter that the Kharaa can build except they do not offer line-of-sight or unique abilities such as Enzyme Cloud. The role of the MAC is limited to building and repairing Marine structures, and welding Marines to restore their armor.
Main article: MAC

MAC produced by Robotics Factory

ARC

ARC
Arc buildmenu.png
Builds an ARC, an armored vehicle that deploys into an anti-structure siege cannon.
Hotkey
A
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 15
Supply 25 / 200
Build Time 10 seconds
Damage 675 (Splash, when deployed)
Requires ARC Robotics Factory
The ARC compared to the Natural Selection 1 variant is a more mobile version that offers great base destructive capability within a certain range.
Main article: ARC

ARC produced by ARC Robotics Factory

Structure Upgrade

ARC Robotics Factory
Robotics factory idle.gif
"Construction Complete!"
TSA.png Frontiersmen


Upgrade to ARC Factory
Arc factory buildmenu.png
Upgrades Robotics Factory to ARC Factory, allowing production of ARCs.
Hotkey
Z
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 10
Research Time 20 seconds
Requires Robotics Factory


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