Remote Control (abbreviated RC) is a skill that lets you use bots and capture ships of a tech level up to your Remote Control level. For example, if you have Remote Control 5 you may only use tech 5 or less ships. Remote control requires Piloting skill of equal or greater level. For more information, see the section at the bottom of the page.
Each level of RC gives a bonus +1500 shield to slaves, maxing out at +27,000 at level 18, 28500 at level 19, 30,000 at level 20.
It costs 3 skill points per level. The credit cost is equal to level^3*1000.
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There is also a swarm limit on combat bots. The maximum number of combat bots you can have equals half of your level in Remote Control. For example, at Remote Control 10 the maximum amount of combat bots you can have active at once is 5. With Remote Control 10 (20 slots) and Bot Research 4 (8 slots), the maximum number of combat bots you can have active is 7 (10 + 4 = 14 slots / 2) There are exceptions for levels 1-3, level 1 allows 1 bot, level 2 and 3 both allow 2 bots. The swarm limit doesn't apply to wild bots.
When activating a bot a note in events gives you an update as to how many slots you have left. This doesn't apply to wild bots because there is no way to make a docked ship into a wild bot.