Loot Bug

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Loot Bug
Loot Bug
Creature Details
Biome All
Category Neutral Critter
Attack(s) Mineral Chomp
Base Health 100
Resistance(s) None
Weakness(es) None
Weakpoint None
Immunity Stun, Pheromone Aggro, L.U.R.E.
Hot Cold
Burn T°C Freeze T°C
30° Status fire.png -50° Status frozen.png
Douse Fire T°C Unfreeze T°C
Status fire.png Status frozen.png
Cooling Rate Warming Rate
10°/s Status fire.png 10°/s Status frozen.png

The Loot Bug is the affectionate term coined by DRG employees for a docile, grub-like creature found almost all across Hoxxes, and usually seen grazing peacefully on the topsoil. Like several other creatures on Hoxxes, its diet primarily consists of silicates and shale, meaning that their innards tend to build fairly hefty deposits of precious minerals. This also renders it practically inedible to most Hoxxes wildlife, which in turn leaves it perfectly harmless, and generally of a warm disposition towards most creatures that would approach it.
~ Miner's Manual Description

The Loot Bug is a passive Creature on Hoxxes. It can be found in every region of the planet. It is a large, grub-like creature with many eyes and a chubby body. They are capable of scaling walls and ceilings, similarly to Glyphids. As the Loot Bug moves around, it makes quiet squeaking noises.

A purely passive creature, the Loot Bug has no attacks or any forms of self defence; it barely even acknowledges anything going on around it. Amidst the carnage and chaos of Hoxxes, the Loot Bug is a quiet and friendly creature which poses no threat to the Dwarves or any Hoxxes wildlife. The latter party make no attempt to interact with it either. Loot Bugs spawn in on level generation, and will not respawn once killed.

Loot Bugs consume minerals, and contain valuable Gold and Nitra within them. When they die, they wriggle around for a second before suddenly bursting open, scattering their consumed minerals in the opposite direction. Their death explosion deals no damage. Furthermore, they are attracted to loose mineral deposits. If there are any minerals lying on the ground which have yet to be collected, the Loot Bugs will converge on them in an attempt to eat them. Whatever minerals they consume are added to their internal "total", and will be released on their death.

Loot Bugs have only 100 HP, a value which remains consistent across all hazard levels. They are also immune to stunning and aggro effects, though these are mostly pointless since the Loot Bug is passive.

Combat[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the cruelty behind the action, some Dwarves may wish to harm these small creatures for the gain of the resources they hold. Attacking a Loot Bug poses no danger to the assailant given that the creature has no attacks or self defense mechanisms, and killing it in of itself is a rather easy action given the low healthpool, the slow movement, and the general nonchalance for anything happening around the creature, including being struck or wandering into a Natural Hazard.

Health and Armor[edit | edit source]

  • The Loot Bug has no armor to its name, and the health as previously stated remains at 100 across all Hazard Levels in the game. Then again, with the sense of not being interacted with by other Hoxxes wildlife, this makes at least some biological sense that the creatures rarely ever even paid any attention to would require no body armor or physical protection, save from natural hazards.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • The Loot Bug has no attacks given the passive nature of the creature.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Killing a Loot Bug is extremely cruel and senseless, but the Nitra they contain can be valuable in accruing enough of said resouce to summon a Resupply Pod. Assuming you can live with your crimes.
  • The perk It's a Bug Thing will cause any Loot Bug one approaches to spontaneously explode. You monster.
  • Should any Dwarf come to the cruel action of killing a Loot Bug, it is important to stand overtop/infront of the creature as best they can, so when it does eventually perish they immediately catch the loot it drops, rather than having to run around trying to find the resources. Even if they do deserve it for their crimes.
  • It's possible to pet a Loot Bug by pressing E while stood next to it. This may sometimes result in the Loot Bug dropping a single chunk of either Gold or Nitra, and is beneficial for team morale.
  • Loot Bugs are vulnerable to environmental hazards and will make no attempt to avoid them. Random piles of Gold and Nitra may be explained by the presence of Electrocystals or Lava Geysers.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]