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lilchibiclari 03-03-2013 02:25 AM

Question about Romulan Hyper Plasma Tropedo Launcher
Upon acquiring the Romulan Hyper-Plasma torp launcher and trying it out, I have discovered that, if I am close to the detonation, the plasma fire is applied to me as well as to the target. Is this how it is meant to work--an AOE explosion that does NOT discriminate between friend and foe and can damage the ship that fires it (i.e. similar to the Tricobalt blast)?

twam 03-03-2013 02:29 AM

Working as intended :)

Torpedoes are destroyable, this is to prevent you from parking nose-first into the enemy and unleashing plasma-ey goodness without any counter.

lilchibiclari 03-03-2013 02:39 AM

Oh I knew about the destroyable part--I just wasn't certain about the "AOE damages the firing ship as well as enemies" part. Thanks!

lordfuzun 03-03-2013 08:15 AM

The spash damage is meant to be a deterrent from unleashing the high damage torpdoes (and mines) point blank against a target. Being unleaashed point blank doesn't allow the target to defend against these destructible objects.

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