hennef wrote:wrong you are: the best universal ship for the robot is the automa. golems are way more expensive and the automa kills everything execpt the real mighty carriers (those where you only win by fighting from the left side). AUTOMA ROCKS!!!
but right you are: cybernaut (and pawn) is utterly useless. but with those stats it gets intersting. and they gave some sense to the scorpius as well. good.
Hmmm... The Automa costs 2500MCr. the Golem 3400MCr. For a 35% increase in cost you get a 50% increase in beams and cargo, and a 25% increase in fighter bays, and a 50% increase in mass. (...and probably a 100% increase in inflicted terror, heh, heh...)
I haven't done any simulations but I'll bet that increase would result in a 50% increase in heavy torp ships destroyed, as well. Pre-ship limit, the Golem is, I'd say, worth the money, if you've got a good amount of money, at least. The drawback, of course, is a reduction in mobility. You build fewer Golems than Automas, so your forces are more concentrated and less flexible.