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wrathofachilles 11-16-2012 01:53 PM

Dear, Devs: Wide angle torpedos.
 
I'm just wondering if other torps are going to get the wide angle [Arc] treatment, as cruisers with their craptastic turn rates can't really use torpedoes with their narrow arcs effectively. Also, will this particular type of torpedo come in other flavors other than quantum? Or are we basically falling in line with the "forget all the other torps, go quantum!" mentality most players in the game have?

I realize that if other wide angle torps were introduced to the game, the value of the regent most likely would depreciate, and while feds can go ahead and choose to screw themselves out of 2,500 zen just to get the wide angle quantum, klinks don't have that option, and I know that both my bortas and my ody are in desperate need of a wide angle torp launcher.

Pretty please, wide angle torps in all 31 flavors on both sides? (and yes, I'm absolutely fine with them having a "only one per ship" caveat.)

hereticknight085 11-16-2012 02:36 PM

The wide angle quantum was supposed to be a nice little addition to the Regent. It was not supposed to become a common theme. If you do that, yes you will depreciate the Regent. As I said, torps were no supposed to all be wide-angle.

wrathofachilles 11-16-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 (Post 6638361)
The wide angle quantum was supposed to be a nice little addition to the Regent. It was not supposed to become a common theme. If you do that, yes you will depreciate the Regent. As I said, torps were no supposed to all be wide-angle.

They either need to increase cruiser turn rate so they aren't a sitting duck and can actually pop off some torps and move back to their broadside in a timely manner, increase torpedo damage to the point that it's worth a cruiser taking ALLL the time it takes to turn, sacrificing their broadside in the process, to fire off a volley of torps, or they need to make it so everyone can have the wide angle torp. Additionally, the wide angle torp isn't just for the regent, you can take it from the regent and equip it on any ships on the fed side.

Also, I'm not terribly concerned with the depreciation of the regent, as cryptic constantly releases new things that make old things less uber/awesome, and most players probably won't shell out the 2,500 zen JUST to have the wide angle torp anyway, and the regent really doesn't have any other defining characteristics that would make it better than say, an ody.

Also, cryptic could release wide angle torp unlock as a zen item. Whatever amount of zen deemed appropriate unlocks the ability to purchase wide angle torps in all the flavors.

trhrangerxml 11-16-2012 03:58 PM

Are nice addition to any cruisers or larger carriers, but it would be nice if we could get them with other flavors like say Transphasic or Plasma. I do not recommend them for Escorts, no reason for it.

wrathofachilles 11-16-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by trhrangerxml (Post 6639851)
Are nice addition to any cruisers or larger carriers, but it would be nice if we could get them with other flavors like say Transphasic or Plasma. I do not recommend them for Escorts, no reason for it.

It could be made cruiser/carrier only, but like you said, escorts turn so fast there wouldn't make much of a difference whether they had it or not, so why deny it to them?


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