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Offline Solatar

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That's the targeting laser, an unfinished feature where you could call in an artillery strike with said laser. It's not the gun itself that is artillery in that case.

 

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So it was similar to the TAG, but a laser?
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What is the targeting laser?  :confused:


 
What is the targeting laser?  :confused:

It's a weapon obtainable through cheating which really just makes a beep when fired. Probably, it was intended that you point it at something and then some Helios bombs beat the crap out of this something.
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I suspect antimatter might mix things up a bit. As it often does...

Strange matter for realguns would really be nasty. 
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:wtf: What makes it strange?
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:wtf: What makes it strange?

Its strangeness value.

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It's quark-gluon plasma, instead of ordinary baryonic matter.

 

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what?? and I thought It was some kind of oversized chewing gum ball flying at high speeds
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what?? and I thought It was some kind of oversized chewing gum ball flying at high speeds

...and leaving a trail of light behind it? :drevil:
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mmm more like a trail of saliva.

I never understood why is that humans did not have proyectile weapons (like supercannons and that stuff)... I mean it should have been implemented in terran cap ships long before those plasma bubble things..

I mean explosive charges thrown through a cannon are more plausible, best the bubble stuff in speed surely, dont know about the total damage...but still the best course of accion would be to improve those.
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The Terran marines till use projectile weaponry, like today's rifle as demonstrated in Hallfight, if I saw it correctly.

I wouldn't mind a metal shatterer that gets hurled into space, then explodes into metal fragments which (in space physics) will go at an extremely fast speed. Only problem is, a metal shard could rip through the ship which fired the weapon.  :)

 

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The Terran marines till use projectile weaponry, like today's rifle as demonstrated in Hallfight, if I saw it correctly.

I wouldn't mind a metal shatterer that gets hurled into space, then explodes into metal fragments which (in space physics) will go at an extremely fast speed. Only problem is, a metal shard could rip through the ship which fired the weapon.  :)

but acording to some volition concepts cap ships hull was resistent to nuclear explotions so indirect fragments of the proyectile would not make that much harm... maybe to fighters, but I really think that a hardened proyectile fired at high speeds directly towards the cap hull will definitely get through it.
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but acording to some volition concepts cap ships hull was resistent to nuclear explotions so indirect fragments of the proyectile would not make that much harm... maybe to fighters, but I really think that a hardened proyectile fired at high speeds directly towards the cap hull will definitely get through it.

Perhaps the Tempest is a very good example of that.
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To be honest. I'd always pictured railguns to be high velocity weapons.

Also, keep in mind that the names of beam weapons are 'developer' names, so to speak, not in-universe names. Because the average retail player would probably not see the name of the beam, it stands to reason that naming the AAAf ... AAAf ... was just so the developers would know its an anti-aircraft beam.
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To be honest. I'd always pictured railguns to be high velocity weapons.

Well yes, because otherwise it would defeat the purpose.

 

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Slower, as they are projectiles, but have a large area damage from the explosion. They can fire rapidly, and can thus cover more area. Less of a potential for AAA, as I am seeing more of 'Upgraded Flak' cannons to swat away bombs. Also can be a longer range, provided you aim it right.
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On that subject the Avenger is actually an autocannon.

 

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You know, because I played Starsiege and KKnD lots when young, I always pictured autocannons to be really fast firing weapons, that could punch through armor pop-sweet fast. Although, it wasn't so much as punch as perforate.
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Quote from: azile0
Slower, as they are projectiles, but have a large area damage from the explosion. They can fire rapidly, and can thus cover more area. Less of a potential for AAA, as I am seeing more of 'Upgraded Flak' cannons to swat away bombs. Also can be a longer range, provided you aim it right.
He doesn't think so.

Well yes, a railgun is slower than a beam, because beams in FS are infinitely fast.

Also, I looked at some stuff in the retail tables, and I think the targeting laser was intended to be used with the subspace missile.