Rider Technology

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Information on the Rider Technology in the game.

Riders only have two sections [1] and have three different sizes: [2]

DE sized - Battlerider
CR sized - Battlecruiser
DN sized - Battleship

The different factions' Riders are all roughly the same size. [3] Riders are grouped by wing or squad and not by the entire carrier. [4]

Riders should be thought of in terms of what you can do with a ship that only carries supplies and systems for hours of operation instead of months. [5] Without the need for many subsystems, like mess halls, barracks, etc., etc., you can include more armor, more weapon/turret systems and more engines in all that extra space. [6]

Battleriders are loaded onto carriers with the Battlerider manager. In combat they are launched using their icons, much like Biomissiles. They will take general direction command but then will follow their own design behaviors, so Scout Battleriders will fan out, Torpedo Battleriders will try and stay at max range, Interceptors will go after other Battleriders and that sort of thing. Battlerider function is decided by Mission Section type and not by Engine Section. [7]

Naval Stations store excess Battleriders and supply ships carry them to resupply carriers in the field. [8]

System Defense Boats (SDBs) are different from riders in that they are slightly larger and for a different purpose. [9] However, you can also dock riders on Battle Rider Satellites.

Weapons

Name Size Cost Crew Power Supply Signature
Node Missile Super Heavy 10000 6 2 14 2
Name Size Cost Crew Power Supply Signature

Technologies

Tech Name Tech Tree Unlinked
Prerequisites
Value Cost
Multiplier
Tech Group Danger
Level
Advanced Drones Rider Technology n/a 50000 0 n/a 1
Autonomous Drones Rider Technology n/a 140000 0 n/a 1
BattleCruisers Rider Technology Dreadnought Construction 180000 0 n/a 1
BattleRiders Rider Technology n/a 70000 0 n/a 1
BattleShips Rider Technology Leviathan Construction 350000 0 n/a 1
Combat Drones Rider Technology n/a 20000 0 n/a 1
Drainers Rider Technology n/a 200000 0 n/a 1
Drone Satellites Rider Technology n/a 20000 0 n/a 1
EMP Drones Rider Technology n/a 225000 0 n/a 1
EW-Drone Rider Technology n/a 125000 0 n/a 1
Node Missile Rider Technology n/a 240000 0 n/a 1
Spinal Mounts Rider Technology n/a 50000 0 n/a 1
Stealthed Structures Rider Technology Heavy Planet Missiles
Stealth Armor
0 0 n/a 1
Suicide Drones Rider Technology n/a 100000 0 n/a 1
Tech Name Tech Tree Unlinked
Prerequisites
Value Cost
Multiplier
Tech Group Danger
Level

References

  1. Mecron in Forum Post
  2. Mecron in Forum Post
  3. Mecron in Forum Post
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  5. Mecron in Forum Post
  6. Mecron in Forum Post
  7. Mecron in Forum Post
  8. Mecron in Forum Post
  9. Mecron in Forum Post