I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I recently started playing Granzella's new machine fighting game which is really good so far BUT as a Honeycomb Hacker, when I hack a robot, he starts shooting at the other robot(s) right? BUT, I see NO life being taken away from the bots while they're shooting at each other or in other words, they never kill each other. Why aren't their health bars going down while they're shooting at each other? It's really irritating. Thanks a lot guys!
hacked robots don't seem to hurt other hacked robots, only non hacked ones.
Some of the Kikai seem more effective at damaging the others. I have noticed that occasionally they just miss; the two at the end of Shinjuku Stationfront, for example, will stand toe-to-toe, blasting away, and never hit each other. However, the machine gunner at the beginning of Stationfront will take down the "bipedal ordinance" (i.e. the big mech) with ease, even if they're both hacked. The Elite Guard also clearly damage each other, even when any subset of those involved are hacked.
The sword soldiers, the missile soldiers, and the Elites seem to be the most dangerous (to other Kikai) when hacked. I think the machine guns just aren't very accurate.
When I tried the honeycomb Hacker Class I used the Dog Companion and Booster Boots combo on robots. Only on hacked robots though. That seemed to be pretty effective for me. It's definitely the more trickier of the class types to use.
Oooh. I did not know that (about Battle Healers). However, I was not aware that those type of obsticles were targetable by everyone--I just figured everyone got their own set (sorry guys). It's in my nature to destroy all robots. ^_~
I have noticed that sometimes if there's a barrier between you and the hacked bots (even if it's something you can see over) the bots will swing at each other indefinitely but take no damage. However, if you get closer, or at least, on the same side as the bots, they'll eventually start damaging each other. Some are better damage-dealers than others though, as others have mentioned.
Projectile Kikai (especially the missle type) are the most valuable and lethal bots to hack. Problem is, they are also some of the weakest and if you have a lvl 10 mutt, they are not long for this world as soon as you get your jammer over them. If you don't have the dog, or have another companion, it's best to hack those bots first, then lure other bots into their vicinity. Then watch them die. Quickly.
Another thing of note: in the Shinjuku Intersection and Goverment Building levels,--if you've got a jammer over one of the active tiles where a missle or bomb is about to hit and you've got another jammer over a bot, then that bomb or missle appears in the other jammer RIGHT UNDER THE BOT. It has made the Intersection and Gov't Building my favorite levels. You can avert missles, en route to you this way too--if there's no bot to target, they'll just fly straight up and away from you.