Gameplay: Personal Service Towers
  Haven't got a guild, but still want to benefit in some small way from all this tower-business? The answer comes in form of the Personal Service Towers. A way for you to achieve supreme and absolute coolness it is not, but it might be of a small help in troubling situations.      
The Personal Service Towers might not be the answer to soloing that level 250 Snake boss bearing down on you, but nonetheless, they do add damage, and if you are lucky enough, they will give you a small bonus to your attacks and defenses.

You can obtain the towers from your local shop - either premade ones (up to QL75) or tradeskill ones (up to QL300). As with the advanced towers, the requirements for the high ones (QL200 and above) are rather obscene to create. Thankfully enough, once a tower has been built, placing it is easier, so you might want to contact one of your crafter friends, if you can't build them yourself. Keep in mind that the Towers have level-requirements as well, so you cannot build them unless you meet their respective requirements in level as well as in skills.

Apart from that, Personal Service Towers work much like pets. You can rename them, make them guard you or have them attack your enemies. The tower will answer the following commands...

/tower attack Makes the tower attack your targeted enemy
/tower rename [name] Renames the tower to [name]
/tower guard Will set the tower on autoguard you if you are attacked.
/tower terminate Will terminate the tower allowing you to build a new one.
/tower behind Sets the tower on wait mode
/tower report Reports the towers activities
/tower chat "[String]" Makes the tower chat

In order to build your own Personal Service Tower, you will need to obtain something called a Multi-Purpose Tuner. You can get this by completing a relatively easy quest for the Supplymaster of your faction called the Giftbasket Quest. From this quest you will obtain the Tuner, which is crucial to building your own tower...

  Multi-Purpose Tuner
This tool is truly indispensable. By a UIF (User Impulse Feedback system) it is able to analyze and tune both electrical, electro-chemical, mechanical, pseudo-mechanical, nano-electrical, nano-chemical and volatile nanobot processes. The uses of this tuner are too many to list.

Once you have the Tuner, you will have to decide on what QL you want your Personal Service Tower to be. There are four different quality levels ranging from the lower Androids to the Nano towers (which unfortunately because of inhuman requirements cannot be built yet).

    Android Service Tower Library
Available at QL75
    Cyborg Service Tower Library
Available at QL225
    Semi-Sentient Service Tower Library - Available at QL150
    Nano-superviced Service Tower Library - Available at QL300

By using the Multi-Purpose Tuner on your Tower Library, you will end up with a Service Tower Brain. This takes 5.75 times the QL of the Library in your Mechanical Engineering skills and 4 times the QL in both your Electrical Engineering and Nanoprogramming skills to achieve.

  + =   Service Tower Brain
This specialized brain is ready to command a Service

Now you will need a Service Tower Shell in order to complete the process. Simply combine the Service Tower Brain with the Service Tower Shell in order to complete the process and get yourself a new mechanical friend ready to lay down its life for you. This final step will require 4 times the QL of the Service Tower Brain in Mechanical Engineering to complete.

  + =   Inactive Semi-Sentient Service Tower
This is a deactivated, personal Service Tower. Service Towers have less restrictions than other towers featured
with Land Control.

To place this tower, all you have to do is to fulfill the requirements and hey presto, you will have a neat little tower to order around or play Pacman on.

Last updated 22. January 2003

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