|Posted - 2009.01.02 19:13:00 -
this thread has made a excellent read, i've actaully learnt a bunch of stuff.
Sec, your stuff is amzingly well put, and well argued.
I think the main problem is that Dong is saying that lasers are fine and that is getting peoples back up, mainly because every f*ckers getting melted by abaddons at the moment. ;)
to be honest i do believe lasers ARE fine, but i think that short range weapons DO need looking at.
The main points for me, are Travel time in a short range fight; and the fact that under 20k, whilst blasters are better they are not quiet where they need to be.
of course you cant legislate for every situation (like when some ship lands exactly 5 km of your bow).
the problem is pulses have become a bit of a swissarmy knife, they are excellent at medium range( as they should be ), but as a percentage there performance is not as bad as it should be under 18km.
this gets further exasipated by pilots who arnt all lvl5's in gunnery whining.
dong, you are trying to point out rather forcefully that lazers are fine, i am struggling to get why its not obvious that short range weapons are not fine.
its not about proving lazers need the nerf bat, its about using lazers as a good yard stick;
at ranges of 170km for example the rohk is king in any sustained fight, and SHOULD be top of any damage list on a fight that lasts any length of time (really wish i could find the TWD post about this, its excellently put).
but on the flip side, blasters are not fine sub 18km, they are sub optimal, and whislt i dont fly matari much at all (i have a matar BO pilot, but rarely use him - he is also my carrier pilot) i think the situation is possibly worse for matar pilots for reasons more than just the web nerf.
short range weapon systems (not counting torps, they are broken thesedays but its a different convosation imo) are lacking, right now lazers off a viable alternative at short ranges and should the fight start at +25k, they are king of the crop.
Anyhow, as i pointed out at the begining, i have learnt alot in this topic, its been a amazing read and i would like to that both dong and sec for providing stimulating reading during one of the quiet days ive had at work.
Thank you both, personally i think lazers are fine as they are; but i also believe short range weapon systems are not up to scratch when you take travel time in to effect. (dont even get me started on reload time, that again is a different issue).
Again, my thanks, great read.
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