|Ketar Repair Bot II V|
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The Ketar Repair Bot II improves on the in-flight repair ability of its predecessor, the Ketar Repair Bot.
A major breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence research now makes it possible for robots to feel love. This repairbot [sic] is programmed to "fall in love" with its ship during installation, giving an exceptional boost to its care and repair tasks.
This item only appears in shops after the player has purchased the Valkyrie add-on.
The Ketar Repair Bot II is able to repair any damage the hull and armor has absorbed. It will repair the hull first, then any equipped armor, if it has been compromised. The moment armor or hull damage has been received, repairs will begin automatically. This functionality is identical to how shields are able to recharge slowly. The rate of repair is not listed, however, but it can be assumed that it is slower than most shields. As for comparision, the Ketar Repair Bot II has a repair speed on T'yol equal the recharge speed of Particle Shield without any transfusion beam installed.
The Ketar Repair Bot will not boost the recharging rate of a shield. If a shield has any charge and the ship takes damage, the shield will absorb the damage as normal while the armor and hull is repaired independently. Also, a ship can only have one repair bot installed at a time.
Taking advantage of the Ketar Repair Bot II's ability is as easy as installing it to the player's ship in the hangar menu. As stated previously, repairs are automatic so the player can focus on the battle and not so much on the vitality of the ship.
As hinted in the description, the repair ability is improved from its predecessor so that damage can be recovered from faster, and so that pilots can fight for longer. If a player already has its predecessor equipped, it is strongly advised that it be replaced with the newer model.
By incorporating some escape tactics, perhaps with a booster and/or cloak, the effectiveness of the Ketar Repair Bot II can be maximized. It is strongly advised to have a repair bot always installed to the ship so it can last longer in battle.
- Its green casing and less-robotic appearance hint that it may be of Vossk origin. However, this is merely speculation.
- Repair bots cannot actually be seen repairing the player's ship.
- Ketar holds a monopoly on repair bots.