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Legionite

taking a break from TAC Pack
May 20, 2017
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From what I have learned from this forum over time is that many people like to build in different ways.

I thought that if we, as dedicated community members, explain our favorite building styles in brief to make newcomers more comfortable with interacting in this forum.

Some questions to answer for veterans posting in this thread:

What do you like building?

What are you specialized in and know the most about?

Specify what size caliber you like building at:

Size calibers are as follows, from smallest to biggest:
Armed Cabs, (not so) Big Tony, Tiny, Small, Medium, Big/Large, Huge, Humongous, Reaper-Class Builders and Beyond Reaper.

What kind of building style do you admire?

What do you do in the forum?

What do you dislike?

Additional Information (optional)

I will begin off with myself, @Legionite.

I like to build Techs related to AI stuff, such as making the AI fly aircraft!
I also like playing around with game bugs to create "abominations".

I know the most about the in-game Terra Tech AI, both Allied and Enemy.
Ask me if you have any questions about the AI, and if the enemies are too hard to beat.

I usually like to build Techs at small scales when I am stuck with my slow Mac book Air.
Classified as "Small" sizing. I also sometimes make a bunch of Armed Cabs for "Epic Cab Battles". When I am with my faster computer, I usually create large Multi-Techs.

I admire Techs that are large and beyond. Weaponized Multi-Techs often catch my interest.

I am a leader of TAC, the Technocratic AI Colony which specializes in AI development. I also comment on random threads from time to time. I am a veteran player who was playing Terra Tech far before creating my forum account.

I usually dislike things that are factually false to Terra Tech's lore within threads related to Terra Tech (if I catch them), like information that is wrong in the Terra Tech Kingdoms.
Having 15+ HOURS of masterplanned lore utterly annihilated in seconds with absolutely no respect to the hard work put in...
But, bullying more so as I have had many terrible previous experiences with it...

FYI: School has been tough lately (Junior year), so I might be unreasonably serious at times.
I also edit my posts very often after their launch, as hinted in my signature.
 
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harpo99999

Ah kick till it starts
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to me the 'reaper' class are at most medium size, I tend to build 'hell' size (full build limits while fully functional with nothing that can pack enough of a wallop to even dent the outer paint layer(usually made from large numbers of small guns like the 3 pounder and megatons, and want a gun to suit the size of tech that I build
 

matik2002

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I am @matik2002 and here we go with this thing.

What do you like building?
I like base building and often experimenting with various features to create practical stuff.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
I am not really specialising in anything, but if anything then I am specialising in efficient mining techniques and making best use out of certain things.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
From Tiny to Large. I rarely build Humongous techs and never actually attempted to go Reaper class.

What kind of building style do you admire?
Anything that is inventive and has a good practical use. Also some fun builds that are different from normal in game techs.

What do you do in the forum?
I watch. Occassionally I take part in kingdom threads, also I can appear with my techs on community cores.

What do you dislike?
Sumo. I don't really need to explain more, but if you insist I can tell you more.

Additional Info (Optional)
I post techs on my twitter from time to time, be sure to check them out!
 
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Nightblade Greyswandir

Nothing is good enough!
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I like this idea! +1 for it @Legionite


What do you like building?

Most of my builds are planes and all in one tech. And I love to build fully functional base that is on single rotation anchor, so only one side is for defense and other sides are for fabricating and scraping, problem is that I never finished one as fps drop so fast when you let base move, and i got bored by not being able to actually use it. Waiting for optimizations so I can enjoy that build as much as I enjoy planes..

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Stable flight planes with no gyros. I built few hundred planes so far, less than ten of them have gyros, and they have it because they are AI driven test planes. I can balance any tech with wings to make it perfect flyer.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
I build in all sizes, from as small as possible but functional to huge up to the limit tech.

What kind of building style do you admire?
Useless machines! Just love them! And multi-tech!!

What do you do in the forum?

Posting :D

What do you dislike?
I dislike eating insects... would never try that! blah!
 

Zed

Well-Known Member
Dec 23, 2016
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What do you like building?
Aside from building Fabrication Facility Techs (Anchored Crafting Bases) I tend to build either light VTOLs or Medium-Large sized ground vehicles usually of the nomadic variety which can keep themselves powered while roaming the map.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Probably Crafting bases; though to be fair it might be more appropriate to ask others this question.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Usually medium ground vehicles or smaller flying scout techs.

What kind of building style do you admire?
I happen to admire both very agile ground vehicles and absolutely massive aircraft, as I have little experience (thus far) dabbling in these types of techs.

What do you do in the forum?
I tend to report bugs as I encounter them within TT unstable builds and also discuss / suggest new block types and keep an eye out for crafting bases so I can continue to perfect minimalist fabrication facilities which are fully automated.

What do you dislike?
Changes daily; probably the best way to glean this information would be to peruse the posts I've authored here on forums.
 

JimmyBlether

Regrettably Inactive (long term)
Jul 31, 2017
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Hi, I am JimmyBlether

What do you like building?

I like building (mostly) effective battle techs that are in the medium/ large caliber.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?

Not too much but I have been watching the forum since October 2015, so I know a bit.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:

Large or medium, ones that usually take less than 1 hour and work well (very).

What kind of building style do you admire?

The huge, artistic and very functional things the forum pumps out.

What do you do in the forum?

Role-play, suggestions, tech building and posting, yet to do community cores (done it once, it was funny).

What do you dislike?

Very negative comments, heavy disagreeing, general backchat...
 
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QuackDuck

Duck on holiday
Jun 24, 2017
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duckduckgo.com
Hello, I am QuackDuck, your average forum duck. I have been playing TerraTech since 0.5.8 but only dared to access the forums three months before this post.

What do you like building?
Aeroplanes of all sizes, airships, angled hover tanks, nomadic tanks that recharge on the go. I rarely make reanchorable techs since movement is life.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Making aircraft/airships, something I have been doing since 0.5.1x (Right before the SCU update). If you want to fly, ask me and I will try and explain it to you with my horrible explanation skills. I also know how to toast bread and marshmallows to just the right texture.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Small to Largeish because I like things simple and because of technical problems.

What do you do in the forum?
Roleplay, occasional suggestion support, simple question answerer, Community Core submitter since my first submission.

What do you dislike?
People mentioning cooked duck bodies, negativity towards others, bad grammar and/or spelling.
 

Masakari

Well-Known Member
Nov 2, 2016
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What do you like building?
I dabble in most aspects of the game but really love pushing the game engine building MTs (multi-techs) and PoCs (Proof of Concepts) to see what can be done.

Also aircraft (helicopters/airplanes) as I like the challenge of them.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?

I'm one of the few on here (so far) who build MTs so I guess that. I mostly use the HawkEye connection (single bracket through a 2x2 jack bracket square) styled system I figured out a long while back as I find it to be the most versatile as a rotation component/axle (although it has too much play and friction for my taste) or secured attachment compared to the popper fuel tank or GSO battery through an open block space.

Also aircraft both with and without gyros, yet I prefer gyroless as it provides more control but some builds require it.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:

No real sizes per say, but anything that does not tank the FPS too terribly and slow my gameplay down if I can help it. Sadly MTs (depending on complexity and size) tend to tank the FPS more often than not so it normally limits me to smaller to midsized designs than what I'd like.

What kind of building style do you admire?

Complex and/or functional designs (like MTs) mostly but I can appreciate the aesthetics of a very well made tech/design. I try to blend the two when/where I can.

What do you do in the forum?

Creating great walls of text or hide them in landmine spoilers :p. I also try to help out others if I think I'm able to and comment on things that interest me which tends to lead to the great walls. Make and comment on suggestions.

What do you dislike?

Great walls of text (mine and others) and not being able to be concise with OPs, replies, or conversations on here (i'm guilty of this often).

To some degree bad grammar and/or sentence structure, but as that's not everyone's native spoken language or fluent in it, I can look past it (although it can be a headache to understand sometimes).

Hypocrisy and idiocy that's becoming abundant and rampant in the world right now which thankfully does not seem to be rearing it's ugly heads on the forums here.
 

Boomik

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Apr 2, 2017
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Stalk me not
I build stuff

I know stuff

I like size techs

I admire techs

I do stuff

I dislike stuff


Very, very specific answer right there. Explains everything I do. Yes. Very. Specific. Yeeeeeeeaaaaaassssss...

As you can tell, I am the forum jokester (although my jokes aren't even funny and just annoy people...) and I uhh... question is too long I don't feel like answering...
 

BenBacon

Founder Of Bacon, Inc
Jan 15, 2017
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What do you like building?
Well, just whatever I feel like building. I some times build multi-techs, or fast vehicle, or planes, or some massive project that I usually never finish ( I've only finished one ).
What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Any tech that uses resources in a unconventional way ( I do not claim credit for resource tank treads, though ), so no crafting bases ( I an terrible at those ) such as resource engines
Specify what size caliber you like building at:
I build at every size ( armed cabs are not very effective in battle or practical ) though my biggest techs are at build limit and may crash bad computers
What kind of building style do you admire?
Anything that uses anything in a unique way
What do you do in the forum?
Community Core and viewing every thread
What do you dislike?
Suggestions that are walls of text that are responded to by a wall of text which makes the entire thread walls of text, bad grammar that I cannot understand at all, and anyone that does not have common sense
 

Potato

Tinkerer of Titäns
Oct 8, 2016
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@Jamie yeah I think this should be pinned, what do you think? This is a great way to let new people introduce themselves, a "foot in the door" so to speak. :)
 
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Potato

Tinkerer of Titäns
Oct 8, 2016
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What do you like building?
I like building large Techs. I call them Landships. I also like building very compact fabrication bases for said Landships. As one wise person once said: "Bigger is better".​

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Landship layouts and designs. There is challenge in designing a Tech the size of an apartment building and making sure it can still move on mountains at a decent enough speed, while packing enough firepower to liquify other Techs in one shot.​

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Large. Around 20+ block length, average should be around 30-ish. The largest I'm currently working on is at 64 blocks.​

What kind of building style do you admire?
Any Tech the size of a house and designed to move on mountains is admirable, yes.​

What do you do in the forum?

Usually trawling for old Lemon Kingdom Techs and keeping a record of our Tech inventory. It's slow-going; a lot has been lost in time to be honest, plus it's a mess.​

Other than that, I suppose I'm just like everyone else here - post suggestions, reply to things, that sort of thing.
What do you dislike?
Inefficient Large Techs. Unfortunately that's all I see in the forums as of late (I'm looking at you, "Juicers"). Packing Megatons on a square box is unacceptable. There is art in the creation of a war-machine.​
 

Sozin

Dog Emperor
Jul 9, 2016
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What do you like building?
Small-Medium tanks as of late

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Flyers

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Small - ~15-30 in length

What kind of building style do you admire?
Aesthetic. Boxy megaton pyramids are blehhh.

What do you do in the forum?

Troll around in free time
What do you dislike?
Expensive techs that are uber inefficient
 

Kirchhoffs

Well-Known Member
Mar 3, 2017
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What do you like building?
I like building with Venture, or projects for community cores or requests from people i know.
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What are you specialized in and know the most about?
I know quite a bit about good ways of finding bugs, I used to post a lot of bugs but the game slowly started getting a bit old. But now that i took a break i got a lot of new content to explore. :)

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Between medium and humongous.

What kind of building style do you admire?
I really like recreating things from outside the game. I made winrar with my iconic tech inside once for example.
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Or vehicles that look semi-possible irl. And not just stacked with weapons.
I also really like nice shapes made with HE, these can be packed with anything you like tho. ;)
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What do you do in the forum?
I could help answer questions, sometimes join CC's, Keep updated what's happening in this place, NOT join any kingdom and some Canary stuff.

What do you dislike?
Finding a good Tech to build. Mine always just stays on the wacky GSO design until i find some HE stuff, then it changes to a wacky HE Tech.
I also dislike opening a cargo crate and having huge enemies spawn when you only have a single battery.
And that noone wished me a happy birthday last Month : /
 
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Pink Kitty

Guest
What do you like building?
Tools for specific tasks. Harvesters that can harvest without slowing down. Ultimate cash making machines, cheapest possible scout plane, most efficient base. etc.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Optimizing stuff. Finding the lightest/cheapest way to do a thing.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Small to medium size. It gives more variety. Larger vehicles tend towards homogeneity.
Also lag.


What kind of building style do you admire?
The ability that others have to make something that looks good.
I am the borg. My designs are very efficient at what they do.
Which also tends to be a cube.
Any of my interesting designs are usually inspired by someone else's design.


What do you do in the forum?
Everything. And also get told off a lot. I find the edges of rules.

What do you dislike?
People who just do what they're told without thinking. Without asking even themselves 'why am i doing this?' People who follow rules, but don't know why those rules exist.

In the game: running out of reasons to build stuff.
I can build the ultimate base. The ultimate warmachine. But if there's no reason to have them, no reason to do things with them, then there's no reason to build them.


Additional Information (optional)

???
 

The Grand Teki

Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2017
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UESO hq.
From what I have learned from this forum over time is that many people like to build in different ways.

I thought that if we, as dedicated community members, explain our favorite building styles in brief to make newcomers more comfortable with interacting in this forum.

Some questions to answer for veterans posting in this thread:

What do you like building?

What are you specialized in and know the most about?

Specify what size caliber you like building at:

Size calibers are as follows, from smallest to biggest:
Armed Cabs, (not so) Big Tony, Tiny, Small, Medium, Big/Large, Huge, Humongous, Reaper-Class Builders and Beyond Reaper.

What kind of building style do you admire?

What do you do in the forum?

What do you dislike?

Additional Information (optional)

I will begin off with myself, @Legionite.

I like to build Techs related to AI stuff, such as making the AI fly aircraft!
I also like playing around with game bugs to create "abominations".

I know the most about the in-game Terra Tech AI, both Allied and Enemy.
Ask me if you have any questions about the AI, and if the enemies are too hard to beat.

I usually like to build Techs at small scales when I am stuck with my slow Mac book Air.
Classified as "Small" sizing. I also sometimes make a bunch of Armed Cabs for "Epic Cab Battles". When I am with my faster computer, I usually create large Multi-Techs.

I admire Techs that are large and beyond. Weaponized Multi-Techs often catch my interest.

I am a leader of TAC, the Technocratic AI Colony which specializes in AI development. I also comment on random threads from time to time. I am a veteran player who was playing Terra Tech far before creating my forum account.

I usually dislike things that are factually false to Terra Tech's lore within threads related to Terra Tech (if I catch them), like information that is wrong in the Terra Tech Kingdoms.
Having 15+ HOURS of masterplanned lore utterly annihilated in seconds with absolutely no respect to the hard work put in...

FYI: School has been tough lately (Junior year), so I might be unreasonably serious at times.
I also edit my posts very often after their launch, as hinted in my signature.
What do you like building?
Anything in general.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?

Multitechs related to megaton cannons as a rotating mechanism.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:

Humongous at max.

What kind of building style do you admire?

Nothing, I just build what looks good and works :)

What do you do in the forum?
Roleplay and general stuff.

What do you dislike?

Anything that is bad (I don't generally hate things).
 

Deepincision

Well-Known Member
Sep 18, 2017
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What do you like building?
Utilitarian but aesthetically pleasing techs. Vehicles or bases that look somewhat believable and could actually exist in reality.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Harvesters, tanks, transports, planes, bases... more an allrounder.

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Small to medium. I started off with huge techs but ran into severe mobility problems once I hit the desert dunes, so I tend to stick with smaller size classes these days.

What kind of building style do you admire?
Anything aesthetically pleasing but also functional.

What do you do in the forum?
New to the forums, so far reporting on the one bug I've encountered :) and a few suggestions.

What do you dislike?
Techs built without imagination e.g. cubes, pyramids, walls of guns or gun spam. Immature, poorly thought out or inefficient designs (I'm an engineer IRL and this really bothers me). Also over-reliance on Megatons, I'd suggest deleting them or restricting their use per tech. I haven't unlocked them in my campaign but am dreading their introduction into my enemy spawn list as the number of Megaton walls I've seen in the forums just looks... crappy.

Additional Info (Optional)
I've been drawing inspiration from old Red Alert and Battletech tank designs. Some work, some don't but it's a fun process for me.
 

Fehn

Artificial and Intelligent
Oct 4, 2017
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What do you like building?
I like to build everything, but usually big stuff because I tend to go overboard with my scouts

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
Acronyms, naming things suitably (not really what it's asking but meh)

Specify what size caliber you like building at:
Big/Large, which is strange, because I don't often build large things (my current 'Supertank' is a mere 20ishx20ishx15ish)

What kind of building style do you admire?
Functional and pretty techs, which are also compact, and have everything they could possibly need sitting right on them (also symmetry, if at all possible)

What do you do in the forum?
A whole lotta not much, mostly read posts, wait for updates, plan world domination, hope that my suggestions are put in the game. You know, the usual

What do you dislike?
Getting Terra Rekt early-game (destroy enemy army - destroyed by enemy army)

Additional Information (optional)
They call me the Meme Machine
I catch the memes, I spread the memes
Without memes, I will die
 

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Mar 15, 2017
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What do you like building?
I like building a lot of different things, but I specifically like to build (usually weird) experimental techs to test out random ideas that I have. They usually get half-finished and then abandoned, but sometimes I complete them. I also really like the Venture corporation and I build a lot of techs made almost purely from that corp.

What are you specialized in and know the most about?
I'm not really an experienced TT player, unlike a lot of the people here. I can't really say what specific thing I'd be specialised in, or what I know the most about.

Specify what size calibre (I don't like American spelling, OK? :p) you like building at:
I like building medium to large sized techs (however, sometimes I go small, especially if it's Venture-related). I would make really huge techs but they usually start to cause lag.

What kind of building style do you admire?
I admire all of those insane multi-techs the most. It amazes me at what things some of the community members can accomplish with the power of multi-techs.

What do you do in the forum?
Read posts, make suggestions when ideas pop into my head, maybe report a couple little bugs and join in on some existing discussions.

What do you dislike?
Ugly utilitarian techs that combine blocks from all four different corporations.* I used to build like that, but then I realised just how ugly they end up looking, with four different colour schemes, a really blocky square design and no attention to detail. Now most of the techs I build usually stick to one or two corps (I might have a minimal amount of blocks from other corps in my techs but I try to integrate them into the design as much as possible) and I also try to not make them look blocky or bulky. This is quite hard to do with large techs but actually pretty easy with medium-small techs. I've found that making techs look better also makes them actually perform better.

Additional Information (optional)
I really like physics, chemistry and science in general. I plan to be a scientist some day.

*Unfortunately it's hard to avoid this in campaign and so most of my campaign techs are just different variations on the "staircase of doom" design.