Cydroids within Earth2 are a fascinating aspect of the game, embodying virtual robots that players can create and use for various purposes, primarily raiding other player-owned properties for unstable E-ther. Creation and Functionality: Cydroids are created using Essence, with each Cydroid costing 2.5 Essence and requiring a default build time of 24 hours. They are designed to operate within properties that have at least 4 tiles and a Mentar installed.

Their primary function is to raid for unstable E-ther, which becomes raidable after 24 hours of its generation cycle. Besides raiding, Cydroids can relocate between properties, store and dispense E-ther, and be powered, recharged, or de-powered‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč. Rarities and Types: Over 30 different types of Cydroids exist, each falling into one of several rarity categories: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The type of Cydroid a player builds will only be revealed once the build process is complete. This variety adds a layer of strategy and luck in acquiring and utilizing Cydroids within the game‚Äč‚Äč.

Jewel Boosts: Cydroids can be slotted with various jewels to enhance their functionalities, such as increasing their ether storage capacity, improving power cell efficiency, expanding raid range, and more. This customization allows players to tailor Cydroids to their strategic needs and preferences‚Äč‚Äč.
Trading Protocols: When a property with tethered Cydroids is sold in the marketplace, all associated Cydroids, along with any Essence stored within their power cells, are transferred to the new owner. This mechanism allows for the indirect trade of Essence but requires careful consideration due to the lack of a verified external price for Essence‚Äč‚Äč.

Gameplay Integration: The introduction of Cydroids is part of Earth2’s broader gameplay mechanics, including raiding and the EcoSim ecosystem. They represent just one component of the game’s complex world, which also features Civilians, property development, and resource management‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč. Cydroids offer Earth2 players a unique and interactive way to engage with the game’s virtual world, blending strategy, resource management, and a hint of unpredictability through their various types and rarities.
As Earth2 continues to evolve, the role and capabilities of Cydroids are expected to expand, offering new opportunities and challenges for players.