The Guild Of Rust Gobot: A Second Look
KT, good questions. I'm assuming you aren't taking a lot of time to study the thing, and that you aren't actually entering the room yet to get a better look. So my answers will reflect these assumptions.
It doesn't look like it has rocket launchers, shuriken throwers, that kind of stuff on it. However, it has eight large arms with a variety of hooks, clamps, and chains that certainly could do a lot of damage. Average over: Hoth probe droid, Dune Atreides battle droid, Fallout Mr. Handy, Ford industrial robot, and Tim Burton carnival ride, and you basically get this thing. It's roughly twenty feet tall, with an equal grab radius. As you watch, it does seem to move around... it looks like it hovers slightly above whatever surface it is on, and a large horizontal metal disk probably acts as a gyroscopic balance. It goes slowly though.
The gobot picks up junk and brings it close to the central tower- apparently it has some sort of pressure gauges for motor control, and visual sensation for, well, doing whatever it is doing. Looks like it's sorting the junk, although the piles seem rather arbitrary. So, you'd guess utility droid.
Given the size and levitation of this thing, it's a bit beyond your present skills. Remember Tut, you're best at managing engineers, rather than doing the dull work of engineering yourself. Maybe in a few levels, with the help of a mage?
No obvious control devices. The thing seems totally autonomous. No obvious power source.
Well, there you have it. Looks like in addition to the junk and junk-managing gobot, there's a little living space (with the aforementioned cot and shelf). Hard to make out much more of that though, as there's a lot of junk, shadows, and a gobot in the way.
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