Basic Information Edit
The Industrial Ladder looks like it's made from rusty red-brown metal with light-grey rungs and rusty red-brown wall connectors.
Ladders are usable objects that can be placed into the world one on top of the other and can then be climbed by player characters, but not by Creatures.
Ladders can be fully rotated into all directions by holding R (as the default key) and moving the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at a rotated item, then all items of the same stack will be placed facing the same direction.
How to obtain Edit
The Industrial Ladder is part of the Industrial Super Bundle that was launched during update R44 in June 2017, and can only be crafted (default crafting key is Q) after buying the Super Bundle in the Store.
They can be crafted in your Crafting Menu (to be opened with the default key "Q"), but only after the according crafting recipe has been unlocked.
How to unlock the crafting recipe Edit
Buying the Industrial Super Bundle in the Store for Coins is the only way to permanently add the crafting recipe for this storage object to the crafting menu (to be opened by default key "q"), where it will be already unlocked and will always be available even on game worlds where the world option "world bound recipes" is enabled.
The crafting recipe for Industrial Ladders can then be found in the Premium section in your crafting menu.
Crafting Industrial Ladders Edit
To craft 8 Industrial Ladders at a time in your crafting menu, you'll need:
- 1 Iron Rod made from an Iron Bar in a Processor. Iron Ore can be extracted from Nodes on the Stalactite layer underground, or found in Iron Treasure Chests or in Diamond Treasure Chest
- 1 Obsidian Rod made from Obsidian (bars) in a Processor
- 1 Melted Wax made from Beeswax in a Forge, also obtainable from Wood Treasure Chests or Stone Treasure Chests, or from Keepas of any kind as a loot or pet-harvest
How to use Industrial Ladders Edit
Ladders can be placed for climbing vertically and it is very easy to place ladders on top of each other without requiring any blocks as pillars, however placing a ladder (part) beneath the one the player character is standing on is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible.
Ladders can be spaced 2 blocks apart and can still effectively be climbed.
Creatures cannot climb ladders, however Industrial Ladders cannot be used as a substitute for Fences, because Creatures can still simply walk over one piece of ladder or can also jump onto two ladders placed on top of each other just like on any kind of common cubic block.
Since Creatures can just walk across the upper end of ladders, they can also use them as "bridges" to cross small gaps as well if ladders are placed between two blocks.
Standing on a ladder does not make a player character invulnerable, even though agressive Creatures usually ignore player characters who are on a ladder and out of their reach. Many aggressive Creatures also stop hunting the character as soon as s/he steps up or down a ladder. However some aggressive Creatures will rather follow player characters and then wait in front of the ladder, hitting at the player character as far as they can reach.
Standing on a ladder makes throwing Explosives hard to accomplish, so it usually is necessary to reach the top of the ladder to be able to throw anything accurately.
Since update R32 you don't need to equip any Power Cells to pick up any kind of crafted objects or blocks that have been placed into the world. Of course you won't be able to take these on claims of other players (or in worlds) where your permission rank is set low.