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Offline Setekh

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Some weapons in FS2, I think, are redundant. The best example I can think of is the Huge Terran Turret - it's armed on the Orion and the Typhon I remember, and probably other ships too. It's that big green blob that you occasionally see flying along, which has no hope of ever hitting any fighter, and does very little damage to other capships.

The same can be spoken of most other conventional laser turrets on ships. I think that all these 'old book' weapons should be replaced by weak, but similarly effective beams - weakened anti-capship beams, essentially. I think the laser turret has outlived its usefulness. What do you guys think?
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1) they are called Plasma Turrets (IMO anyway  )
2) They do cause major damage to lower capital ships (think Fenris/Cain)

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Offline Darkage

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I agree whit you that's the reason why i replaced the gun turrets whit missile turrest.Or you could make them fire faster
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Just try the Arsenal, they're a lot more effective antifighter.  Mainly because they go about twice as fast.
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Originally posted by Griffon UK:
1) they are called Plasma Turrets (IMO anyway   )
2) They do cause major damage to lower capital ships (think Fenris/Cain)


Anything does major damage to a Fenris. You can even have a good go with an ML-16  

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Offline Jabu

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Just make better Plasma Turrets. Up the speed, or power. Nothing more to it.

 

Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by Ulysses777:
Anything does major damage to a Fenris. You can even have a good go with an ML-16  

H4w! So true, I eat Fenris cruisers for breakfast in my Erinyes.  

Btw guys, no beams? I like beams... they look cool  
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Flak Attack!

(this won't be half as funny if you haven't played RA2)
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or in B5 big damage to big ships See "CapShip Heavy Plasma" on the Nova  

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Jake Logan

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i don't know. those turrets beat you up pretty bad on highter difficulty settings.

 

Offline Setekh

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Yeh, that's true. Especially the Shivan ones   Oh well, I just wanted to entertain the thought of seeing a battle with beams all over the place. Maybe ones which didn't rock fighters about so much, or something like that.  
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Offline phreak

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you want them faster, more rapid-fire and more damaging.

 
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Offline NeoHunter

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I think I'll go make a more effective Terran Huge Turret laser. Make FreeSpace look like Star Wars space battles. Hehehe

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Greetings, all. I'm an import from spacebattles.com.


Want faster-firing bolts? Replace the Terran Huge Turrets with Prometheus cannons, or modify the weapons table to up the speed.

 

Offline Shrike

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Welcome.

One thing I've noticed about using the big turrets is that they'll do damage to you straight through your shields...it'll be only a few percent hull, but it's a pain when the first hit does hull damage when you have full shields.
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Offline NeoHunter

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They do?! Never noticed. I'll try that oonce I reach home.

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Ramius

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The Shivan Megafunk Turret does even more damage with the same shield-piercing effect of the Huge Turret. Ral nasty when you're hit by it, too.

 

Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by Ramius:
Greetings, all. I'm an import from spacebattles.com.

Cool, I see you got the message   Like I said before, it's a good place to discuss good topics about FS. Welcome.   Bring your friends  
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Offline NeoHunter

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Yeah. And ask your friends to bring THEIR friends. And then your friend's friends to bring along their friends.......


Need I go on?

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Originally posted by NeoHunter:
Need I go on?  

If you must...  

oh and btw whatever possessed them to call it the "Shivan Megafunk Laser" is it the same thing that gave rise to Headz, Summoner Geeks and the Vasudan beam turrets in just the right location to make it look like the ships taking a leak perhaps?

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