Starbound: How do you start the Robot Boss?
A couple of patches ago I was having a seriously easy time fighting everything I encountered so I decided to try the Penguin UFO boss again. I bet him in no time flat and only used one bandage! I had enough materials to make the distress beacon that summons the UFO boss again because I assumed I’d try and fail just as I had the first couple of times. Excited and most impressed with my OP self I wanted to try this Robot Boss I keep hearing about. Thing is, I don’t know where to go or what to do to even start that mission.
I understand you have to build a robot to get to the boss (or the robot becomes the boss?) but how do you get blueprints or a recipe for the robot parts?? Also, what do you use the molten core the UFO boss dropped for? I know it’s for something I just can’t find a single thing that uses it. Makes me feel like I fail as a gamer a bit because I’m so lost in Starbound at the moment. I wondered if maybe what I needed dropped in a chest somewhere so I set off in search of new places looking for ores, wood, cool decorations, awesome weapons and, of course, chests to loot.
I had enough coal pieces in my fuel tank to explore the galaxy a bit so I set off in search of my epic loots. I wasn’t the least bit wary of finding anything I couldn’t kill because I was so OP. Every single planet I visited, however, proved to me that I had been mistaken, that I was NOT really OP in any sense of the word (except on my home planet) and so I made a point to gather a butt-ton of vines to make bandages with. (Think one of the patch notes said that leaving the planet you were on before the patch may cause you to lose a bit of your epicness but I hadn’t realized exactly what that meant until I went exploring.) The new weapon stats when they made the switch to DPS were ridiculously high on my first planet but after a patch the numbers were lowered considerably. The good thing in the ‘renumbering’ was that my legendary weapon was suddenly worth using again (I’d replaced it with a nice fat 2-handed axe). I’d lost my bubble blowing sword in the beta character wipe but had found one that shoots fireballs of glory and I’ve been using it ever since.
Once I realized I wasn’t as powerful as I had been I adjusted my play-style and stopped dying as much. I’ve found so much awesome on other planets: ground blocks made up of skulls and bones, flesh, the Apex OBEY Monkey poster, more potted plants for decoration, magma rock (which, I HATE! Takes a lot longer to mine through it!) and mushroom trees!
What I haven’t found are any planets above a threat level of one (probably a good thing) or any chests or drops with robot building plans in them. Do I need the metalworking station first? Would make sense and, if so, WHERE DO YOU GET THAT??? I find myself asking the Five Ws a lot. Where do I go? What do I do next? When will I find another quest or boss plan? Why can’t I find any plutonium? Who do I have to do to get answers? Even the sixth, How can I fight the next boss if I don’t know how to start building him? It’s frustrating but what makes it worse is my distractability when I find something new and, in Starbound, you’re always finding something new.
Like this Nove Poker weapon I found on, I believe, a moon somewhere.
I want to test my mettle against the Robot Boss but I’m clueless as to how to make that happen. I’ve found material lists for building said robot but I haven’t yet found any help in my Googling this subject to point me in the direction of getting started. I have so many unanswered questions about Starbound and when I set out to find those answers myself by exploring around, I get distracted. I think I need to write them down and hit Google again rather than loading up the game. Let me see a shiny diamond hidden in rock somewhere and by the time I remember I was going to look for chests I have half a bag of all sorts of ores ready for smelting. I say all sorts but understand that means coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron, platinum and silver. I haven’t found any of the cool ones yet.
Speaking of storage, I have the big ship storage compartment almost full of mostly housing decoration type items. I’ve been meaning to settle somewhere and build a house so I can unload some of this stuff but I keep looking for this elusive Robot boss instead! ARG.