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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 210
01-06-2013, 12:46 AM
This is just something I thought of at random as a possible reworking of tricobalt mines.

Apply the ammo mechanic of the Omega torp to tricobalt mines, say with a maximum of 4. Reload time can be reworked by the devs or suggested by the players. Maybe 60s, to match the current deployment rate, and entering matches with one charge slotted.

Although this would involve removing Dispersal Pattern Alpha, it does avoid chain-crits resulting from multiple deployments with this ability.

Dispersal Pattern Beta could be nerfed this way. To work with the ammo mechanic, it would only deploy any remaining ammunition in the launcher. In other words, let's say DPB3 is used. Since it has a maximum of 4 mines, if there are 4 charges, it will still deploy the maximum of 4. However, if there are only 1 or 2 charges, DPB3 will still only deploy 1 or 2. The net effect will be that players will have to wait a longer between DPB shots.
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