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Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 338
# 6
10-09-2013, 11:26 AM
I definitely agree that we should have had beam turrets from the get go. I have some other ideas to present, though - wide and split beam arrays, based on ground weapons (but for ships).

Wide beam arrays would put out a cone shaped blast, dealing damage to all enemies in, say, a 15-20 degree arc from the target. Their range would be limited to maybe 5k instead of the normal 10 however.

Split beam arrays would work sort of like a mini fire at will. The beam will always hit your target, but it will also have a split, secondary beam that will hit a random enemy near your target.

Similarly, I would like to see compression cannons or something similar, which fire powerful (but slow) single blasts - like a compression pistol or sniper rifle.