Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. The game's first release was in April 2013 and that buildhad no multiplayer and no combat. From that point to today, the game has grown exponentially to its full MMO state and whilst we still call it a 'Live Alpha' you will find it a very polished and fully featured experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Freejam are now plotting a path to full release with an aim to be out of Early Access by the end of 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“While users accounts will never be reset - so what you earn in game now you will always keep - the full release of Robocraft will contain a number of additional key core features, many more social features, Clans, more game modes, many more functional components and weapons, a tutorial and PVE mode and full game localisation into many different languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We call it 'Early Alpha' but we expect you to find it as polished and fully featured as most 'Beta' releases.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, Robocraft will always be free-to-play and our prices won't change as a result of shifting from Early Access to a full release in future.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Freejam (the developer of Robocraft) has community in its blood. The word Freejam is a combination of 'free' and 'jam', where 'free' shows our dedication to keeping Robocraft always free, and 'jam' stands for jamming with our community to determine how our game continues to evolve. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up in collaboration with the community.”
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May 27

Dev Interview - New Map and Game Mode Chat



Read all about the new game mode and new map 'Birmingham Power Station' heading to Robocraft new week in this latest developer interview linked here:

http://robocraftgame.com/developer-interview-battle-for-earth/

Robocraft's next expansion, Battle for Earth, launches on Thursday 2nd June.

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May 26

Incoming Transmission - Battle for Earth



Thursday, 2nd June sees the launch of a new game mode and map in Robocraft, with the Battle For Earth expansion!

Here's a sneak-peak at the new map's signature music track.

Click here to Listen!

We’ll have more information about the Battle for Earth expansion later this week on robocraftgame.com

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About This Game

Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robot battle vehicle from cubes, add wheels, thrusters, wings, legs, tank tracks, rail cannons and plasma launchers
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle in jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; anything your imagination desires.
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and functionality added every month
- Watch as your enemy's robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Invite friends and chat in-game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team with your friends
- Save your robots in the garage to the cloud and share them with other players via the in-game Robot Factory.
- Free-to-win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
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fabiansassassin
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Pretty cool just need time and can become the best player
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Spectrum16
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
As everyone else is saying the new system isnt worth it right now
I downloaded the steam version just so I can write this review
Its not worth it right now
If they fix it and go back its SO much fun
But they wont...Because does that make a pay to win game pay to win?
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Endymion
( 615.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Just....No.

♥♥♥♥ing awful patches ruined the game. Devs love to silence those who disagree with these patches.

0/10
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Physics Fodder
( 97.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
MAKE EVERYTHING FREE TO EVERYONE AND MAKE A NEW GAME THAT COSTS MONEY. PREMIUM SUUUUUCKS
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mustard king
( 40.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
this game sucks more than any game on steam its not leting me place a block becuase it says invalid block space
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Mandrell
( 303.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
What the hell happened to this game?

In the early days of early access, I put in over 300 hours and paid over $200 for premium time and items. It was balanced and had better features such as a tech tree to unlock items, vehicle tiers, and levels. It was fun to climb and earn the tiers and levels. It was a fantastic game. After a year away, I just spent 30 minutes in the game and it is absolute crap. Now, its just a damn money grab with the crates. I will never play this game again and i recommend that everyone stay away from it as well.
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VieEll
( 663.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
bad update.
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ふぉっくすとろっと-Fox
( 160.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
I have had this game for ages and it used to be great - now it's just ok.

Too much has been changed to the game, and while sometimes change and new things are good, I beleive it has spoiled a once awesome game. Weapons are unbalenced - there is a new rocket thing that I call the noob cannon, because it is too easy to get killed by one, dying is too easy in general, espect to die at least 10 times a match, there is no normal mode like there used to be and games are REALLY unfair now, say a team is winning and they have captured all the points, it makes it even harder because then their base shields go down and the winners go up, so if you start losing, you probably will.

These are just some of the problems with this game.

If you are a brand new player wanting to try out some newgames then go for it, but if you have either played the game before all the thousands of updates or if you are looking for a casual yet fun game that plays well, looks good and gets you motivated to get out of bed then I suggest you get a time machine and go back a few years...
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Mr.SuicideRift
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
I reckon this is a very nice meme. memeable content, fit for a meme king. Nice meme. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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mudey165372
( 57.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
This game used to be good the game has now gon ito pay to win bull ♥♥♥♥ and the moovment with lower end stufe doesent work right unless you get the hard to get pay to win or spend 5 hours to get 1 thing in the game and you cant get all the items unless you pay for premium wich you have to pay for again and agin its bull ♥♥♥♥ I mean what do I expect They just want our money they dont care how the game is unless you pay to win
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Freezy
( 208.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
cash grab active, please make crates fair.
Also please add an option to hide the premium slots, it's bad enough to be missing out, it's terrible when you don't get a good item from a high end crate, it's unforgivable when you hold legendary items hostage behind a pay now to get this option.

Now that my remaining premium days are gone, I see no more reason to play.
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ISL | StradoS | Driver
( 74.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
I do not know where to start;but "
For your own sake stay away from this game!!
This game used to be a good f2p game which has the soul of competition while giving you the feeling that you are doing all the grinding to unlock further equipments via points and time.It also had premium boost which can give you and your team a boost (yes, that's correct that was affecting whole match) but unfortunately devs decided to dig in without listening their community and brought the current system, which is a total gamble.

-Pros
-You can use multiple types of weapons on your vehicle
-Large variety of parts
-You can use colorful nicknames for your vehicle

-Cons
-Has irl money to gamble option over the loot crates.Those crates may include the items which you had before and if you recycle them, they ain't worth it.
-Tp&rp system completely changed, there is no in game money but a pixie dust which is hard to get
-Missile launchers are hard to get and overpowered
-Somewhat have power requirement for healing vehicles
-You are getting healed after you got hit in a few seconds
-Cubes are way more powerful than before, shields become less useful
-Most of the weapons are nerfed except Launcher, it's a killer.
-Completely useless premium
-Maps still have glitches which should be fixed ages ago
-Devs are nothing but stubborn, once they tasted the nice feeling of money, they decided to create their own Vegas.

Long story short, you are witnessing a game has been corrupted thanks to it's developers.If you are interested in these kind of games, i can recommend Gear Up.

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SheepDog123
( 104.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
I played about a year ago and it was fun and simple. but now with all this fancy stuff the game just is not fun anymore..
I do NOT recomend this game. - SheepDog123
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Frisk
( 105.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
its game became ♥♥♥♥ after updating as there was one donat only play the one before was a good scooter because they sold it to, is to create a game without not balance!! not recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (-_-)
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Edge
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Nice game
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kartzzy, o pato
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Non-sense fun 10/10
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mace2055
( 872.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Epic loot and the loot crates it added killed this game for me.
I loved this game but in its current state I would not recommend playing it.
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Barack Obambi
( 38.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
ITs a good game if you know what to do but untill that its sucx
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The best MC gamers
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
This game is amazing. It allowed me to create my dream battle vehicles. ITS GREAT!!! i recomened it to everyone
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Sationas
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
So many negative reviews, wow. It's not the best game, but i dont need the best. I like it's simplicity, noob friendliness. The biggest thing I don't like is that I can't buy particular items I want to have. Also some weapon balancing needed, like rockets are too OP.
It's free so why not to try?... If you don't like it, it's eassy to uninstall.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1,291 of 1,376 people (94%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,367.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
TL;DR: Robocraft did not deliver on the potential it promised and instead changed the core gameplay mechanics to mimic other shooters, destroying what made the game unique.

I have played this game for over 3000 hours (the standalone launcher does not add to steam hours) and supported the game with over 100GBP (150$+). I was a moderator for the game because I believed in it and wanted to support the community, but was removed from the team because I spoke out to a developer about the direction they were taking – not because I wasn't doing my job, but because I spoke my mind.

The game has changed. Freejam have tried to make the game more accessible to new players, with a focus of getting as many players as possible. But instead of focussing on what made the game great and trying to get players to love it, they changed the gameplay mechanics in order to please a wider audience, which destroyed many aspects of what made the game great and unique in the first place.

Instead of a currency reward system that allows players to buy the parts they want for their robots, they now have a "random loot crate" reward system, which is a blatant attempt at copying other games and trying to trick people into spending real money on the game. Non-premium users get tempted by the items that they could have received if they had paid for premium (every loot crate that gets opened show the premium items) with the option to purchase it now to receive the items. Furthermore, only the top scoring player on the winning team receives the highest level crate (which promises better item drop chances), while every member of the losing team receives the same low quality crate. This leads to selfish play for the highest score rather than the rewarding teamplay experience that it used to be, and also leads to the losing team to stop trying because they receive the same bad rewards either way.

They also made the most interesting part about the game – the fact that building skill and design decisions directly affects battle performance – much less meaningful over the last couple of months, by removing the pilot seat component, introducing auto-healing (another aspect to mimic other shooters), and allowing each player to put several different gun types on their robots, which removes the need for playstyle specialisations. This also negatively affects teamplay, because there is no use for dedicated medics or dedicated frontline or support types – every player is now a (selfish) one-man-army trying to score the highest points.

This game had a lot of potential a year ago, but the developer's decisions over the last updates have shown that they care less about making a good game and more about the money they can make by trying to get more players with lower skill levels, by copying other generic shooter-types and removing/reducing the unique aspects that used to make Robocraft great.

Freejam have gone the way many F2P games go and opted for the cash-grab alternative. It is disappointing, because there was so much potential.

UPDATE: After two and a half weeks, the lead game designer released a "state of the game" letter, which conveniently failed to address any of the points the community has brought up in their feedback. This, to me, puts the final nail in the coffin. These developers do not care for the quality of their game or their community, they are only out for new players for their statistics and wallets.
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549 of 620 people (89%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
The new update to the game is terrible , well more than terrible but little children may have to read this.
Losing the tech tree means that all weapons are available to any one in the game, this means that weapons like the Proto Seeker or the lock on missile launcher are really easy to get making any match boring and tedious.
Any blocks that you want to add to your robots have to be "forged" with the new "Robits" which can ONLY be got by scraping previous blocks, you cant even get them by playing a match anymore.Losing the match gets you the base level of the crates giving you the base level of blocks which are worth as much as a chocolate firegaurd meaning that you are stuck with rubbish weapons on a rubbish robot.

To conclude the new update to this game turns a previously enjoyable and exciting experience into the pay to win rubbish that you would typically find on a mobile,if you want to be highly frustrated or enjoy Dungeon Keeper on your phone then this is the game for you!

P.S if you want either of these things then you may want to seek immediate medical attention
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483 of 542 people (89%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
300.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Freejam has completely removed any kind of progression from this game and turned it into that of digital gambling. You can no longer pay real money to get exactly what you want. You now pay real money to gamble on crates. Because they removed RP in favor of Robits, the only way to make money is to recycle the random junk that you get from crates at 1/4 their value. This heavily increased the time it takes to get a single item that you may want. This game is no longer about experimenting with new builds, it's about gambling your time away on random junk. Epic Loot? More like Epic Fail.
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359 of 400 people (90%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,236.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
This Epic Loot update...
More like Epic Failure.

This update has ruined a once great game, and made it Pay to Grind with no fun to be had.

Freejam doesn't encourage creativity anymore, since they added OP no-skill weapons into the game and not done anything about them. Making a hilarious robot is a waste of your time as no one cares to even look at you and you're just an easier target for the enemy.
Matchmaking is still broken, new players with 400-600 cpu gets matched with 1500 cpu bots. I know that since i have started a new account myself. Every match so far has been filled with the no-skill weapons, and there's no reason for me to continue playing that account, when i cant even win one match, and there's nothing good enough to earn from the recently added loot crates. My friend agrees with me.
Leveling up is boring and unrewarding, since all you get now is 10 more CPU for each level. Once you get to level 100, the CPU increases by 5... Really? That's what i get for playing your game for so long, make it even less rewarding?...
Loot crates are not worth it at all. You did insanely well in a match? You got the highest score on your team? Well here is a single uncommon wheel... Yup, that's what you can actually get from a highest ranked crate (or some 20 useless cubes...), and you're not even going to use it, just recycle it for LESS THAN A QUARTER OF THE ORIGINAL PRICE, untill you get enough for that one hover you actually wanted instead.....

It was way better what they had before, you had a currency called tech points and you would earn a reasonable ammount every battle. You could use them to unlock WHATEVER PART YOU WANTED, but now its just like "Here have these 20 cubes, but if you BUY PREMIUM you will get an extra green colored electroplate!" (Rarity doesn't matter, anything below Epic or Legendary is completely useless and not really worth selling.)

What little ♥♥♥♥ thougth completely random loot was better than freedom of choice?!
This is a BUILDING GAME. Imagine if a game like Minecraft had that sort of system, would anyone like it? Ofcourse not! So anyone like this update? OFCOURSE NOT!!

They took away a perfect system becouse Freejam didn't like it. They removed what made the game unique and fun. I understand that it will keep changing with each update, but its not always those updates are good.

Here are my first 3 protonium loot crates, with the items i got from them.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=680334473
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=680334594
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=680334682
As you can see... Why even bother trying to get a good score? You're won't get anything you want, this is awfull, no one wants to see that every match.

I have had 1 legendary this update, and it was an Ion Distorter in a bronze crate...
What's the point of getting a new score, when most people i've seen getting legendaries get them in bronze crates?!
No wonder how some players get these massively owerpowered weapons, in such a low cpu match, when items are not dropped by effort and only complete luck.
I cant live more than 10 seconds against a flak cannon, with my little 550 cpu plane...

There are so many downsides to this update, with how random the chances of getting the different items are now, people are also going to build these abominations of a "robot" out of parts they don't need and just place them everywhere.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=682025413

Tons of people are hating this update, just look at how the Steam rating has gone from 81% to 79% (I see now that it has gone to 77%, it's a shame that they wont do anything about it.) and it keeps going down. Freejam doesn't care as they have said in one of their tweets that the steam reviews are "boring", "unconstructive", everyone is only complaining about teirs and megabots and they need to "Deal with it".....
They're completely ignoring that everyone is complaining about this Epic Garbage update, but Freejam is not going to remove it, they will let it stay as they dont care about what the majority of their players want becouse that's not what Freejam wants.

Alot of people finds negative reviews more helpful, than positive reviews which mostly gets 0 found helpful.
Even the new recent review feature, shows that 64% of recent reviews are negative, still doesn't gets the devs attention.
(Also, wow, 4th most helpful review (;• –•)
You also just know they really ♥♥♥♥ed up when both some Robocraft Youtubers and streamers, are disappointed with this update. I see alot of people hating on the update in chat, saying that they will never return to this game again.
Since Freejam doesn't care about any of the negative reviews at all from the majority of the players, and only wants to listen to positive feedback from the minority, we will never have the same fun and enjoyable Robocraft it used to be.

They need to listen to their community, and not their own opinions.
Without a community there is no game.
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332 of 376 people (88%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
75.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Freejam:Hey I have an idea!

Fanbase:What is it?

Freejam:I'm going to remove the abilty to get the games basic currency, that allows you to buy blocks, and replace it with CRATES!!!!!

Fanbase:Well.. I guess it'll be fine, i mean we can just sell items we dont want right?

Freejam:Oh yeah, also, i'm going to make it so that selling items will only give you 1/100th of what the item is actually worth, Hope you guys dont mind

Fanbase:.....What the ♥♥♥♥? why would you ♥♥♥♥ing do that?

Freejam:Oh nononono, dont worry, you can still BUY crates to get alot of items.

Fanbase:But i wont get the stuff i want?

Freejam:Too ♥♥♥♥ing bad, GIVE ME MORE MOENY!!!!!


EDIT

Freejam:Heres some changes stop giving robocraft negitive reveiws you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Fanbase:How about you fix the rest of the game first?
____________________________________________________________________________

Seriously freejam, Fix your god damn game, the matchmaking is broken as ♥♥♥♥, The new weapons are Over powered as hell, the f!ucking recyling is near worthless, Crates only ever seem to give uncommons and rares, You cant even get the main f!ucking currency without recycling.

TL:DR

Freejam sucks asss
Fix your game asssholes


Edit 2: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=687894917&fileuploadsuccess=1
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308 of 349 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
296.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I ask in Your best interest to Not Play this game

Well Well Well... Finally, new update is out and once again, the update has broken the game to an even more unplayable state. Anyone who has played the game since the very beginning has seen the evolution of a once promising game, become an hideous monstrosity. With the new "Epic Loot" update, the game has now sunk deeper in to the lowest common denominator. Copying other games. Of course we all know which game this is trying to copy *cough cough* CS Go *cough cough* it is now almost impossible to progress. The game in my professional opinion has become so unplayable that even i, who have never reviewed a game before, have reviewed this game to comment on how horrendous it has become. The game is still in early access. I mean for crying out loud, this has to be an bigger scam since the Nigerian prince (still waiting for the transfer) and the metropolitan police (need to wait for the money from the Nigerian prince to unlock PC). It is just an horrible excuse to change the game dramatically without much consideration for the existing player base

The Epic Loot Update

Now this update is obviously released out of greed. Play one game and you will see what i mean. The loot crates give premium users more than double (epic and rare items) what players who play for free get. Although you may argue that premium users should get more, it demonstrates the desperation that the developers have for Money . This is what the update is released for. The rail cannons now use more power per shot and smgs don't fire as quickly as before. Medics are now obsolete, repairing robots slowly enough that i can make an cup of tea, write this review as well as watch an couple youtube videos before they are fully healed (excluding the 10 second self repair of course).Ask any person who journeyed with robocraft throughout the years and they will tell you that " Robocraft has been ruined "

What to expect

By playing for free, you only get four colours, less Robits (previously known as RP), stress from grinding as well as high blood pressure from realising that most, if not all, shotgunners that killed you were or are premium. The battle arena is an blatant attempt to copy League of legends and DOTA and incorporate MOBA into the game. Team death match is just destroying robots (No respawns). The main point of the game is building robots and fighting, which this game does quite well. However, needing to destroy at least 75% of the enemy's robot, now without the pilot seat, is an absolute deep pain in the ♥♥♥. Especially if all that is left is an thruster and a single block. The reduction in speed of the SMGs have definitely bent each one of us over and screwed us, since it only takes 10 seconds to start auto repair, the singe thruster bot would have full repaired by the time we tracked it down.

Explanation

"It isn't all that bad" you may say, innocently or while the developers are elbow deep in your rear and skillfully puppeteering what you type and say. Most of my hours came from the very start, but there are quite a few things which turned me away from wanting to play this game:
  • Removal of tech points
  • The removal of megabots
  • The addition of extremely OP weapons
  • The removal of the tech tree
  • The lack of consideration to long time players
  • Removal of the pilot seat
That is barely scraping the surface of the problems. I am not demanding in-game items to be given to me. What I am asking for is for 25% of their stock with an certificate to be served to me on an metal plate and 10 percent of their profits change. For example, adding in again the pilot seat will bring the fun back into building to defend the seat (the description still says "Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle...), adding in the challenge mode to encourage team work(with megabots of course).

Final thoughts

There are a number of things I quite like in robocraft right now, but listing one or two them would require more effort than the developers have put into the new ideas. Each update is well presented, but taking a massive dump on the game and putting a bow on it Does Not conceal the fact that the game has been defiled (well that ship sailed a long time ago). Any new idea implemented causes dramatic change to the game from the developers basing the whole game around the update. Download and play it if you want, but keep in mind that it will never be as gripping as it once was. I rate this new update 1/10 but 10/10 for the game's concept. (How this game has an overall very positive review is baffling)
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Not Recommended
307.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
So, the last update has made me update and expand my review.
It seems it is so bad that only handful of players left, since I am seeing exatly the same names and afker's since yesterday and almost no new players.

What changed and introduced?

Forge?
Reforge values are atrocious. If the prices won’t be fixed, then it is way too grindy to do anything, reforge values are incredible (75%+?). For example, from items that cost 20000 to forge you can only recover 25.
For newbies, I assume, it simply won’t do. As well as for players, who don't already have everything.
They also divided RP/63 to get to Robits balance.
However, if you were smart enough to buy thousands of weapons to reforge them, literally millions of money could be saved. I wasn't.

Crates?
Even with premium I get 3-6 simple blocks from gold/diamond/protonium crates. And some customization trash. And I can’t even recycle it from the crate’ screen.
Oh, since you can recover only a few robits from the crate, even protonium ones, good luck playing thousands of battles to get some weaponry. And only BA/LA battles, TDM gives 1/4 reward of BA/LA or 1/3 of The Pit.
Want to donate to buy 300 crates and get some good items for you bot?
You will only get thousands of simple blocks and very few movement parts and weapons. But, duh, you will can tons of customization dirt.

Newbie-friendly?
Ah yes, simple robot blocks. They are now 10x times more expensive, some newbies cannot even build a normal robot since they do not have enough money even for blocks.
I do not even know how newbies can get into high-tier now, seeing everything is way too expensive even for old players.
So much of a newbie-friendly game. Also, the matchmaking with FJ' fixes.

Matchmaking?
Did I mention that even 500 CPU (sized) bots are still thrown into 1500-1750 CPU battles?
Ah, now I did.
Also many afk's, since being afk and wait till the battle's end is much more profitable than trying to do anything.

Robot-building?
Forget about it, simply place some cubes, just make sure it is not too hollow, some weapons, at least 6 of them, and you are ready to go.
Building does not really matter for a long time.
Of course, there is a meta-builds, but why build it when you can buy it from roboshop?
Obviously, FJ undestands it and now you can buy it for free.

Game-modes?
The Pit is incarnation of killstealing along with ion distorters little bots. Not very interesting.
Team Deathmatch is a good mode still, however, FJ hates this mode and to promote Battle Arena they made severe nerfs to rewarads from TDM, so if you like to play TDM you will never get much money (now you really won't get anything, since you get only one item from the TDM and you can recycle for around 50 robits, while new weapons and modules cost thousands and hundreds of thousands).
Battle Arena/League Arena - gamemodes with highest rewards right now. FJ likes to think they are making game similar to MOBA and promote this gamemodes as hard as they can, reducing rewards from other gamemodes and increasing rewards in BA/LA.
How bad BA/LA?
Small maps, countless campers, in the lattest update you are guaranteed to lose if you have Robocraft's target auditory (10-12 year old kids, from FJ's comment on the official forums) and one or more disconnected people or leavers.
So, if you want to play BA, do not forget that disconnect and wait for two minutes is much faster than try and lose in the battle witch lasts for 15-20 minutes in average.

Weapon rebalance?
High-tier battles became way too boring and low-tier battles are full of shotgunners.
Seriously, a few shots from SMG and you have no energy. And SMG's don't really damage anymore.
Protoseekers, which I disliked, first were changed into close-combat ones, which was much less fun than longranged annoying weaponry, but now they were nefted into dirt and completely pointless to use.
Plasma?
Unless you manage to land the hit into dead center of the robot it is weak and after each strike you can go to make a tea to wait for energy to reload.
Rails?
Oh, somewhat useful, one of two weapons that can damage enemies now. But you have only two shots before you have to wait ~10 seconds to energy to restore.
Ion distorters?
Only weapon of close combat capable of 1-3 shotting any bot. And there are many of glass-cannons on low-cpu battles literally humiliating newbies, who can do nothing against them.
FJ also told that low-tiered weapons will be useful.
They are not, however still being a little better than high-tiered ones. Still bad. And forcing to turn beatuful bot into cactus of small plasmas/smgs is a disgrace.

Modules?
Blink is fun, this much I can tell. One of the best ideas FJ made ever.
Invisility is strictly limited to shotgunners, has some uses for planes and copters, but not much.
Megamodule turned into powerboost is a must in high-tiers, without it there is simply too big delay in weapon' fire.
Disc Shield Module is not really of use now, but I sometimes see someone to use it only to enemy rush through it and kill the DSM' user with ion distorter (shotgun).

Bugs?
One of my friends can’t play, since he is getting white screen/falling underground/crash issues.
He is, obiously, not the only one.
And I got another fps drop, but I am used to it.

Exploits?
FJ removing bonus to players' score when the latter spot the enemy to fix exploits.
I really think it is not a way to fix exploits.
And desync is still not fixed, FJ cannot into fixes, duh.

EAC?
Points 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 are still relevant. They are seriously doing almost nothing.
As for point 2 - I do not see crashes and issues with the game in the last update, but in previous update I could start the game only a few times out of ten, because EAC would simply not start and then the game would crash since EAC is not running.
As for point 3 - now it is hard to understand if it's FJ's fault for optimization or the EAC's, so I can't say anything about it. To be honest, optimization is not very bad, however, there are lag-spikes and sluttering with micro-freezes from time to time.


I am not saying I am quitting, I already have more than 20+ detail each and some robits, so I will stay to see when FJ hits the rock bottom. Seeing this update it shouldn’t be too far away.
However, this update is much worse than I expected and I expected something bad.
I am disappointed in FJ and especially Mark, the latter one could read the forums and not hide in his twitter ignoring any messages that matter and making silly updates which make the game worse.
I really do miss the classic robocraft without regeneration and with pilot sits.

(Updated 29.04.2016)


OLD:
New anticheat EAC does not prevent hackers to use hacks, yet it:
1. prevents the usage unsigned drivers
2. gives absolutely horrible matchmaking, almost always kicks from game and if be lucky enough to get into the game you may get into the middle of the match (and get kicked again), too many false positives and crashes
3. cause of low framerate
4. messes with other software outside robocraft
5. dissallows software like fraps and macroser even when they used on other programs
6. recognized as malware by some antiviruses
7. EAC devs suggest you to run the game in virtualbox if you encounter problems like unsigned drivers
8. There is no guarantees gathered data (screenshots, keylogging, logins, passwords, usernames, chat messages, etc) from you will be kept private.

I do not think it is the full list of the issues.
By the way, I mostly run the game without turning on steam, so I do not have much hours on the record.
Also my friend's brother died from this.
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2,000.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
Stay away from this game. Simply put, the development team (FreeJam) is utterly incompetent. There have been so many points in time where the game could have become significantly better with a few minor changes here and there (primarily related to rebalancing weapons/components or various quality of life changes). Instead, FreeJam ignores those high-impact low-hanging fruit, and instead decides to flip the entire game on its head and release major updates that change everything in a big way. This accomplishes nothing other than introducing a multitude of new problems, while rarely addressing those issues that could have been easily fixed. Sure, during the course of the coming weeks and months, FreeJam will slowly but surely resolve some of the screw-ups they made during their last update, until the game once again gets to that point where it could be great with just a few small changes...but then the cycle repeats itself and as expected, just on the horizon is another game breaking update.

Other major issues with the game:

1) Building/engineering used to be a major component of the game, and high level players used to take pride in their building skills. Nowadays, building skill is hardly worth anything anymore. Any new player can slap something together in 5 minutes and compete toe-to-toe against a bot that took hours to complete. In fact, don't even bother building anything, because within weeks, FreeJam will render your bot utterly useless by breaking it. Either they'll nerf your movement or make various components 10 times heavier, etc. Regardless of how they break it, just be ready to say goodbye to your favorite bots, as they won't be able to perform nearly as well as they once did "because FreeJam said so."

2) Significant weapon imbalances and easy-mode weapons. Simply put, FreeJam rarely gets weapon balance 100% right, or even close to it. In the current state of the game, there are weapons that are grossly overpowered, and there are weapons that are grossly underpowered. There are also weapons that take little to no skill to use, and yet have been high-impact weapons previously (a new patch attempted to address some of these issues, but the jury is still out).

3) FreeJam doesn't care about players who have been around for years, players with thousands of hours in the game, players who have been active and have helped spread the word about the game. They won't listen to your feedback, no matter how good it is or how well-written it is. Instead, FreeJam does its own thing, with a bias towards catering to new players. Basic things that the competitive/veteran community has been requesting for years...still not here. Things like clans have been "on FreeJam's radar" since mid-2014 or earlier - and guess what? Still not implemented, and it is almost mid-2016. The sad part is, by the time FreeJam actually decides to implement clans, all of the top clans in the game will be dead, as all of their veteran members will find better things to do with their time than to play this.

4) Minimal skill required. If you were looking for a game where putting in tons of hours would give you a significant skill advantage over new players, please look elsewhere. FreeJam has stated that they want the game to be more accessible to new players. This might be good for new players, but for anyone who has invested a significant amount of time into the game, it is just a slap in the face.

FreeJam: One step forward, two steps back. Always.
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Not Recommended
474.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
Let’s make it simple

Robocraft before Team Orders update

-Megabots
-11 Tiers
-Tech tree
-Tech points
-Pilot seat
-Great community
-No CRF (Only original robots)
-Pilot Seat
-Not Bad matchmaking
-Newbies match against Newbies
-Veterans match against Veterans
-Meds are most important on battlefield
-100 levels that were very hard to get
-Max CPU u can have is 7555
-End-game robots destroy low-tier robots in one shot (Worst weapons can't even damage best weapons)
-Only one gun type
-Able to use Tesla with other guns at the same time
-Tesla deal DMG
-Small amount of bugs
-Very rarely server lags
-Normal prices
-Cheap premium
-No „power bar”
-No modules
-Progression system based on Tech Tree
-RP and GC
-Rewards based on your efficiency in battle (Pure RP Only)
-Nice-looking FJ robots
-Organized blocks
-No stupid colours that are Premium Only

Robocraft now

-No megabots
-No tiers
-No tech tree
-No pilot seat
-Community? 1% are old players that still belive FJ will do something or just play for fun, 99% are ♥♥♥♥♥♥ kids that came from CS:GO and MINECRAFT and russians that will always spell russia on chat, even if they are the only one russian in battle
-CRF (99% „nice” robots are bought from CRF, It’s almost impossible to see an original, nice-looking robot)
-HORRIBLE matchmaking
-Newbies match against Veterans
-Veterans match against Newbies
-Meds are useless, because u have to just wait 10s to get INSTANTLY repaired
-150 levels that are very easy to get (400 kills In single-player will level you up by 3-5 levels, what take about 1h)
-Max CPU u can have is 1750
-New player's robots can kill End-game robots (Rarest weapons are just a little bit better than common weapons)
-Multipe gun types (U can have every gun type on one bot)
-Tesla count as a weapon, so u cant use it with other guns at the same time
-SO MUCH bugs of any kind, from game crashing to tesla that doesnt deal Any DMG, texture ignoring, magical jumping, copulating robots, not loading cloud data, etc. Every update bring more bugs than bug fixes
-U cant play a match without lags, even if u have great net.
-4 to 20x higher prices than before
-TOO expensive Premium
-„Power bar”
-Annoying modules, called as „life savers” (Just another thing to make this game even easier for ♥♥♥♥♥♥ kids)
-Progression system? Haha, there is NO progression system. Well, maybe leveling up, but you will only get more CPU for that..
-„Robits” are the new value, but u can get them only by recycling crap that u get from crates for 25% it’s cost
-Rewards? Well, the rewards are „Crates”. The best carte is protonium and EVERYONE can get it. What does that mean? End-game players will earn as much „game money” as newbies. Sound stupid? Thanks to FJ.
-What about FJ robots? Gone, just like everything cool.
-Organization? What is that?
-Yep, u can paint your robot! Isn’t that awesome? Well, you have only 4 colours: Light Blue, Orange, White and Grey! Want All other colours? Sure, Just buy PREMIUM! Only 1,19$ per day!

So, what is Robocraft? A big fail, money grab, pay to win, time waster etc, etc.

Fun fact! To get all items In Robocraft, you will have to spend your whole life! Haha, just joking, Only 5000 hours. But don’t worry! You can get them In no time if you pay only 200$!

Hehe, no.
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Not Recommended
409.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Was awesome untill now... new economy system... you can guess how it went...
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Not Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Id like to say that the latest update "Epic", has gone south in the way i feel about this game. The game WAS fairly good and was pretty much even, this includes the premium etc but now the way this game is aheading is the P2W route. I feel like the game will run down or have the people who spend hundreds of real money for so many crates or so long premium. At first i agree with premium, it gave plenty of goodies and so on, it persusaded me that much that i almost brought a few days. Now i am not. Why? Because its basically useless. You get 4 more slots to get items and you get 4 slots in your platoon...thats it? Last time you got more in-game money when you finish each match, this money could be spent on getting parts which were RANKED! Speaking of Ranked, this system of being ranked? Where did it go? What is with the new players getting weapons like the photo-...? This weapon is crazy, it is the most used and most powerful weapon i have seen.

Concluding this, dont get the game until the developers actually listen to the public and remove the things which they ♥♥♥♥ed up on. Simple.

Your welcome for this review, i hoped it helped you to stay away from this game
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Not Recommended
1,307.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
First off, I have played well over 1000 hours so I know what I'm talking about.

6 months ago this game was in my opinion perfect, you could play whatever mode you wanted, there was armor ranking etc

Then you changed the block system to one type of block and a color wheel, ok except all of the non ugly colors are premium and I wanted this to be a fun FREE game.

Next every week you added a new weapon each more insanely overpowered than the last, combined with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ matchmaking and you get people with those things going up against people who still hadn't payed. At this point I was kinda getting turned off the game.

Then you add the modules and energy and at this point I don't really play anymore

Now you have ENTIRELY Changed the basis of the game, the part which made it unique, fun and interesting. You got rid of the old tech tree and now have these boxes. You also decided to destroy any attempt at matchmaking so new players get to go head to head with missile launchers. You have successfully turned many people away recently including newcomers and me. And I'm hoping that if you read this and don't believe me please at least be weary as you enter the game
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Not Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I used to like this game. After the recent "MASSIVE EXPANSION" update they added a loot system in and removed the Rp earning system dictating a more microtransaction/cash shop economic. I forsee players dropping out of this game as fast as the finebro's subscribtion numbers of because of this greed move.


UPDATE:
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: DO NOT BUY INGAME CHEST OR CRAP. I DIDN'T RECIEVE MY CHESTS AND WANTED A REFUND, XSOLLA IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT, THEY SAID I WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME REFUND MANAGMENT THROUGH EMAIL. REFUNDS SHOULD BE AS EASY AS PURCHASES, THIS HAS BEEN A FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE. DO NOT BUY IN GAME ♥♥♥♥. I AM UNINSTALLING TILL ALL ISSUES ARE RESOLVED OR MAYBE JUST INDEFINATELY.

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Elly (Xsolla)
May 6, 4:26 PM
Hello,
we are sorry to hear about your issues. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a refund for your payment(s). Please note that according to our EULA http://xsolla.com/eula/ all payments are final snd there are no cancellations."
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Not Recommended
1,079.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
It's honestly getting hard to defend ROBOCRAFT. They are destroying this amazing game....
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Not Recommended
380.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I've stuck through the past updates, but this most recent one is perhaps the hardest to swallow.

FJ took a a dump over the entire building mechanic by making every single part - Even the most basic chassis blocks - RNG loot. Want to build a plane now? Pray you get wings in crates. And then go through 50 or so crates, and still be missing half the wings you need. And get a few worthless mask pieces while doing so - And I do mean worthless. Their recycle rate is .025% compared to other parts that recycle at 20 to 40%.

New players are going to get shafted the most off of this update since mid and higher level players are going to be grinding low levels for protocrates using ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t gnat-seeker bots that are all but impossiable to hit using low end weapons - And most higher end weapons, minus the seeker itself of course, as well - and are armed with a weapon that the user doesn't even have to AIM to get kills with.

Of course, this is dependent upon you getting matched with bots that are near your own rankings. This game is a bit netorious for bad match making, and this update just made that even worse.

FJ made progress with the ML and FSC updates, but they crapped all over that progress with the microtransaction inspired loot-crates change.
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Not Recommended
353.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
They screwed up this game its tougher just to get parts and there is zero reward for even losing. im not sure i even want to play this ♥♥♥♥ anymore and what you get more rewards for just logging in. big woop i miss the old game play already. sure its easy enough to get salvage able parts but then what you have to dissasemble them for barely anything dont play this game. they ♥♥♥♥ed it up for everyone in the higher levels. still just trying to get the more advanced weapons.
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Not Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
I know you most likely have seen that it USED to be good but its true. I used to play the game a fair bit here and there but now i have not touched it for quite a few months, every time i see a update i just give a sigh and think "there Really digging themselves into a big hole of making the game worse and it does not look like there coming out." It looks like they are completly ignoring the fans in the comment section giving advice or basicly telling them to get there act together and put it back to when it was good, and the only reason its got "very positive" reviews is because the people who used to play gave up and did not bother to change/make there review. So in the end then Robocraft WAS a very fun game with lots of potential but the dev team messed it up.
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Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
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Not Recommended
376.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
Since the 'Epic' Loot update, the ecomomy has been completly broken.

Freejam has changed the end-of-match reward system to a random crate drop based system.

This has caused problems like:
-Part drops are completly at the mercy of The Random Number God
-Sellback value (to convert parts into ingame currency) is terrible. Before this 'Epic New Expansion' parts could be sold for 50% of what they cost. Now at best, you will only get 33% of the original price back.
-Top tier crates have only slightly improved drop tables compared to the worst tier crates.
-Crate drop tables are the same for all players, meaning newbies and veterans get the same rewards at the end of a match.

I will change my recommendation to a positive one when FreeJam fixes these issues.
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Not Recommended
417.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
I may not be a super old or veteran player, but I feel entitled, as a paying costumer, to give my opinion about this game.

Bad design choices, bad design choices everywhere. I won't go super detailed as some old veterans, like Juvar23, so I will just quickly comment on why I stopped recommending this game to my friends:

The last update, Epic Loot, was a good idea. But they executed it in a manner that it feels like one of these mobile games with a life spam of 1-year or less, made to extract the biggest amount possible of money.

It's unrewarding, it's relentless, it's not fitting for a game with the premise of BUILDING things. The issue is, the mind behind Freejam, Mark Simmons, is too dellusional over his own work to admit it's flaws, effectively leading the game to disaster.
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