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diogene0 01-15-2013 08:27 AM

Romulan Flamethrower: A small review, what works and what doesn't
 
I've been testing the plasma flamethrower for half an hour or so and found some issue you may want to read.

All this test has been made with the "Diplomatic orders" mission.

What works/what i've tested:

- The weapon itself. Obviously it deals damage
- the aim mode works.

About the weapon itself:

(1) - the lack of auto targetting feature make it rather difficult to use. You don't really know where you're firing and you don't see your target's life. I know i can enable an UI option but it's not really user-friendly to change stuff in options.

(2) - When i use the keyboard to fire the weapon, if i use another keybind (let's say i want to activate my medical tricorder with key 8), it'll stop firing and won't start to fire again when my medical tricorder healed me and is done. I know we can't perform two actions at the same time but the weapon itelf forces me to fire constantly and the fact that the fire mode doesn't restart after pressing another key while i kept pressing 1 all along is very annoying. It makes the weapon difficult to use since you can't really use your other abilities.


What doesn't work with that weapon:

(3) - the primary fire mode doesn't work when mobs are on hills, even if you target them. Screenshot 1. Screenshot 2.

The secondary fire mode works though. Screenshot 3. Supposition: the secondary fire mode is a cone (in 3D) while the first one isn't.

(4) - this weapon can crit but can't flank. Screenshot 4.. Tested on the undine and klingon mobs.

Conclusion:

It could be a funny weapon if we didn't have to keep pressing 1 to make it work, or if it wasn't just designed to play the game with the mouse only, which is rather inefficient and frustrating on the ground (see (2)). It's not the kind of weapon the game can handle well for now and it still needs some tweaking not to give headeaches to its owners, but it will be a nice experience if it gets fixed.

zylpha1 07-05-2013 11:33 PM

I found that the Borg can adapt to flamethrowers. It doesn't make sense that they can adapt to fire. Their ships would never be destroyed then. Please, cryptic, look into this please?

afree100 07-06-2013 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zylpha1 (Post 11256621)
I found that the Borg can adapt to flamethrowers. It doesn't make sense that they can adapt to fire. Their ships would never be destroyed then. Please, cryptic, look into this please?

It is plasma, the borg use plasma in there ships, therefore if there ships adapted to it they would not function properly, drones are a different matter. Though then is the argument that they can adapt to something externally but not internally.

While we are on the topic, I did find the secondary fire mode to be somewhat lacking though I don't particularly have a problem with that, even though it has that bonus I still think that it is not worth firing, I may be wrong though, there may be a use for it since I haven't used it much.

neok182 07-06-2013 08:19 AM

Use Shooter Mode. Flamethrower works perfect in that mode. fires right where you aim.

can't speak for flank though. haven't tested so don't know if it works or not.

bumblebush 07-06-2013 10:42 PM

How can i get my hands on one of these flamethrowers!?!




"This is Admiral BumBleBush!..Captain of the U.S.S. Prometheus!..I order you to lower your shields and weapons or ill be forced to fire upon you!!!"

neok182 07-07-2013 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bumblebush (Post 11270251)
How can i get my hands on one of these flamethrowers!

T5 Romulan Reputation.

bumblebush 07-08-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neok182 (Post 11274451)
T5 Romulan Reputation.

AH! Thanx! sorry for a dumb question, I just joined Tribble a few days ago.

And it looks the same but feels a whole lot different.

Its stepping into the Mirror Universe!:)




"This is Admiral BumBleBush!..Captain of the U.S.S. Prometheus!..I order you to lower your shields and weapons or ill be forced to fire upon you!!!"


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