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# 133
02-06-2013, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by mavhax View Post
You can do the same thing with beams. Weapons in this game are all Smart Weapons for some reason heh.
Arrays don't do the damage that DHCs nor DCs do. They don't do the damage that DBBs do. They don't do the damage SCs do. Sure, the 360 Arrays you can pull off in an Escort's better than if you were just Turrets...but that's about it.

Were the weapons balanced around them actually only firing shots in the arc or were they balanced knowing that the arc is only checked at the start of the cycle? That's what my question to Cryptic is. Did they say, okay - DHCs can only fire in a 45 arc so they do X damage? Or did they say, okay - DHCs can only initiate a cycle in a 45 arc so they do X damage? If it was the former rather than the latter, then they need to look at all the weapons again...

Consider the Torp - there's no cycle. It's just the shot. Outside of the Hyper-Plasma (not sure about the Ferengi rockets) - it's just one shot. Were they balanced around other weapons being limited to a certain arc or were they balanced around other weapons being able to continue firing outside that arc?

Just one of those things...

If weapons actually could only fire while in their arcs...would there be less discussion about imbalance in weapons?