Jack of All Trades
- Feb 1, 2006
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- odd sir odd bunny
RX Units, Explosive Rockets Invade VU 8.12.2[wrap=left]https://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/5/4/9/1/pic1_1_160731.JPG[/wrap]A few days after the launch of the most anticipated VU yet, a robot transmission was intercepted with the location of two coordinates, one in the PvP3 zone of Eudoria, and one in the PvP4 zone of Amethera. What the colonists found there was ... not expected or pleasant.
With the addition of the 'explosive ammo,' the explosive skills and professions added, it was expected that these weapons of destruction would be introduced later on. However, these were not crafted, and even more, the first colonist on the scene experienced it first hand ... in front of the barrel.
Indeed, Warlocks and other bots invaded the usually barren PvP3 zone. However, something else was waiting ... RX Units. These were colonists donning some very protective armor not seen by anyone before, and wielding massive faps, blp rifles, and ... grenade launchers?! They said, 'They came in peace' ... then fired grenades and whatever else they had.
Even the hardcore hunters had extreme difficulty bringing these RX Units down, with reports of DOA Foeripper users doing only 1.0 damage a hit ... a weapon that normally kills most humans with only a few shots. Relentless in their assaults, the battle against these 'super humans' waged on for most of the morning. Camp Echidna was the busiest it's been since the last robot invasion.
Soon after a few of the RX Units fell, the RX did not loot, but dropped on the ground new weapons. Some of the colonists came back from the zone with Grenade Launchers. Impressive stats, difficult SIB to reach, and one gun everyone wanted instantly.
While the PvP zones were too risky for any low to mid-level hunters, and the risk of the contaminated zones added, the ubers didn't hesitate to show their firepower. Rilort was one of the first to display his trophy, promptly blowing up a repair terminal in the Camp Echidna Trade Center. The explosion was massive, filling the room with smoke and throwing chunks of debris everywhere. Those who didn't have the new weapons, equipped scanners to analyze them for themselves. The launchers are the first on Calypso with splash damage, thus able to damage more than one target at a time.
As the day wore on the RX Units disappeared and the event came to a close. While they are gone, some do wonder: Who are they, what were their intentions, will they return one day? For now, we may never know. Then again, it's just another day in Calypso ...
Colonists ready themselves to wage war on the RX Units and Warlocks