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Sgt_Shidner
Sgt_Shidner Aug 6 2012, 1:10am says:

Nope, nevermind. NOW i'm in love. This is awesome..... :o

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t95blackeagle
t95blackeagle Aug 6 2012, 1:15am says:

really very nice idea awesome

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Ank66
Ank66 Aug 6 2012, 1:23am says:

Awesome. By the way, will it only have 3 drones or it can have more?

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 6 2012, 1:50am replied:

only three, they get shot down pretty easily, but they also respawn quick enough.

This unit is meant to be a tier 1 artillery.

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HerrMisterMe
HerrMisterMe Aug 6 2012, 8:42am replied:

Really nice idea and design verry well done :D

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Overlord_Yuri
Overlord_Yuri Aug 6 2012, 1:30am says:

The WASP Hive (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) is the latest American asset in unconventional warfare.

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 6 2012, 1:51am replied:

Yeah, we actually noticed that before posting it. We eventually decided it was too much effort to find a new name/acronym.

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HOPE1134
HOPE1134 Aug 6 2012, 1:45am says:

Can you upgrade it so then it will have a battle drone like the other vehicles?

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HOPE1134
HOPE1134 Aug 6 2012, 10:49pm replied:

Basically a 4th drone.

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 7 2012, 12:22am replied:

funnily enough, yes

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Dangerdane111
Dangerdane111 Aug 6 2012, 2:29am says:

You just keep impressing me :)

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef Aug 6 2012, 3:00am says:

Drone controller. Idea is quite old, Contra mod has it from at least 004 release. I am not saying it's bad to get ideas from others, but I can't stand guys writing "ohh, what a wonderful idea, you guys are amazing".

Nice models anyway.

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Erydale
Erydale Aug 6 2012, 5:10am replied:

The concept might be old in the community but wasp's design is unique enough. It's design, role, gameplay functions etc are way different from Contra's drone controller (or w/e it's called). So why can't it be called a wonderful idea?

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hunter-seeker
hunter-seeker Aug 12 2012, 10:28am replied:

Contra's drone controller is an artilery too,so basicly different only design.

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waldo101
waldo101 Aug 6 2012, 3:23am buried:

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awesome idea probably one of the most innovative ideas that ROTRs come up with recently. its a nice blend of high-tech and cool without being to ridiculous and sci-fi ish.

great to see all these new units for 1.72 and whats all this ******** about ideas getting ripped off contra ive looked closely at contra and its nothing like ROTR or its veichals at all. contra goes over board with ridicules ideas(TERMINATORS? come on)and as much as want to like it it just cant compete with the innovation and quality of ROTRs team.

KEEP THOSE UPDATES COMING AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CHAPS:)

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 6 2012, 3:25am replied:

Contra is pretty though.

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Erydale
Erydale Aug 6 2012, 5:14am replied:

Contra has it's own style. Tbh that's more like ShW than ROTR. Anyway I don't mean to be nosy but there is no need to bash other mods prove ROTR is awesome, is there?

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waldo101
waldo101 Aug 6 2012, 3:57pm replied:

i didn't mean to bash contra and ive played a fair amount of it myself and enjoyed it its just i cant see any resemblance of this unit to any unit in contra or any other mod for that.

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Anubis_theDark
Anubis_theDark Aug 6 2012, 6:03am replied:

His point fanboy is that while the idea is cool, it is in no way innovative as you and others like you say. The idea of a drone controller was done before in other mods a long time ago. The way it is implemented here is cool and interesting, but innovative ... really.

And stop bashing other mods to make your point. This goes for all fanboys. It makes you look bad and it may even bother those mods members, which unlike you are actually doing something constructive.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Aug 6 2012, 7:31am replied:

Yeah, I haven't seen any recommendations or anything. The idea is old but still nice enough.

Bottom line, nice model.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Aug 6 2012, 8:16pm replied:

And the two flips back to a one. Not to poke at dumb things, but guys karma spam me all too often. Thanks for that though, it's a free country here when it comes to disagreeing with normal people. I guess that's just the Shockwave fan base for you though.

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AtlasTasume
AtlasTasume Aug 6 2012, 3:30am says:

"quickly a replace a drone that is shut down"

I think it should be 'shot' down, nut 'shut'.

Nice idea though.

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 6 2012, 4:19am replied:

Yep, that's a typo. Might as well fix it.

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8ft_Robot
8ft_Robot Aug 6 2012, 3:48am says:

"Yeeeeees...Fly, my pretties"

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POORBOY13
POORBOY13 Aug 6 2012, 5:30am says:

nice idea. but sorry, that doesn't look like a Stryker at all.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r Aug 6 2012, 6:04am replied:

it does a little bit... i think the box at the back is what hides its shape

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TheReviewer
TheReviewer Aug 7 2012, 7:04am replied:

Seems a good thing to me. Real units are boring.

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POORBOY13
POORBOY13 Aug 8 2012, 5:37am replied:

why the negative karma? it doesn't look like a stryker! i never said that was BAD. why not just give it another name?

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POORBOY13
POORBOY13 Aug 14 2012, 12:05pm replied:

sigh. people don't believe me. here are pictures of strykers, judge for yourselves how accurate you think it is.
Military.discovery.com
Kurtvogeley.com
Media.photobucket.com

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HybridTheory713
HybridTheory713 Aug 19 2012, 8:20am replied:

Yeah, unfortunately SWR has some fanboys who will karma spam you for disagreeing or contradicting with any single tiny thing the devs say whether it's just a difference of opinion or constructive criticism or feedback or whatever. If they had a mind and opinions of their own they'd likely realize that they are probably just as annoying to the mod team as they are to us. No one likes a fanboy.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r Aug 6 2012, 6:03am says:

reminds me of the aircraft carriers from red alert 2, with the drones spawning.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Aug 6 2012, 6:15am says:

a drone carrier nice idea

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Jesterinatlantic
Jesterinatlantic Aug 6 2012, 11:07am says:

Oh, hell, i want to check it out this unit !!!

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GooberTrooper
GooberTrooper Aug 6 2012, 11:07am says:

I have a feeling this thing does very little damage...

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cooli
cooli Aug 6 2012, 4:11pm replied:

agreed depending on what the weaponry is of the drones.....what is it btw?

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GooberTrooper
GooberTrooper Aug 6 2012, 11:17pm replied:

It appears to be an autocannon, chaingun, or machinegun and missiles...

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NergiZed
NergiZed Aug 7 2012, 12:24am replied:

It was actually waay too powerful in the internal beta and we had to tone it down. The thing did too much damage and the drones had incredible range.

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roman9441
roman9441 Aug 6 2012, 12:57pm says:

i want next update :D

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kalidrone
kalidrone Aug 6 2012, 2:04pm says:

You never cease to make me smile ROTR, love ya forever. :P

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Tomahawk16
Tomahawk16 Aug 6 2012, 6:06pm says:

Finally we can get more drone into battle!

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haloman5
haloman5 Aug 7 2012, 2:21pm says:

thts frigin awsome

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dcesarec
dcesarec Aug 11 2012, 3:41am says:

Again i will say, not wonderful and not awesome idea. Idea is old as Earth. But yes, vehicle model is nice.

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MARS2588
MARS2588 Aug 13 2012, 1:25am replied:

All of you who keep re-iterating that this is an 'old' concept, please consider the fact that there's only so many brandnew things you can think of for a game that'll be a -decade- old in a few months.

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tom111
tom111 Aug 15 2012, 5:54am says:

Reminds of the Stryker, dont you think?

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TheDarkWaffle
TheDarkWaffle Aug 18 2012, 6:37pm says:

im going to build so many of these for no reason :D

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JeremiahLoh
JeremiahLoh Sep 9 2012, 12:35am says:

RELEASE THE SWARM

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TheDarkWaffle
TheDarkWaffle Oct 3 2012, 4:54pm says:

these things are amazing!

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rick42
rick42 Oct 14 2012, 3:32pm says:

make a defense version of this awesome unit

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The WASP Hive ('Weaponized Assault, Security & Patrol' Drone) is the latest American asset in unconventional warfare. Ever since the turn of the millennium, unmanned weapons have become a mainstay counter-insurgency tool in the Middle East and Africa. The WASP Hive was the first breakthrough made by current generation drone technologies, the result of billions of Dollars worth of research and their increasing importance to US military operations.

Although a plain Stryker APC on the outside, its passenger compartment has been completely redesigned to shelter advanced computer systems and a console. Besides the driver, the only other crew member is the drone operator. Thanks to advanced computer assistance controls, the operator functions more as a 'drone commander' than a 'drone pilot' as he orders an entire swarm of WASPs to fight for him and protect the vehicle if necessary.

The technology does have its limitations however: Although the operator has what seems to be an unlimited swarm of drones at his disposal, the computer cannot control more than three drones simultaneously. Due to the expendable nature of the WASPs, the Hive is designed with drone losses in mind and can quickly a replace a drone that is shot down, making it excellent for harassing enemies and supporting more valuable units at a long distance.

Little is known about the drone operators themselves, other than they are required to have a high resistance to fatigue due to extended active duty and patience to conduct operations that can last days in scouting, acquiring and neutralizing a single target.

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