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There are so many reasons for each, which ones do you prefer?

Beam-Startrek style?
Total votes: 11 (14%)
Pulse-Star Wars style?
Total votes: 21 (26%)
A mix of both.
Total votes: 49 (60%)
Total votes: 81
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Re: Beam or Pulse

#9
I'd like both but... beam weapons and instant hits are likely ending up the I-Win weapon.

They'd have to work differently than a regular gun.
For instance: Difficult to track targets with. Firing the beam weapon freezes the turret (so it can't track) and/or draws enough energy to nerf the ship's maneuvering ability.
Also, the damage ramps up as you paint the target so this would be a weapon that will only hit capital ships.
That's a lot of workarounds to let it remain powerful...
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Re: Beam or Pulse

#10
Etsu wrote:Star Trek never was good on combat. To me Star Wars is the king in that matter.
With space fighter combat consisting of going down a straight alley and being ramped up in the ass? Go on :lol:
Gazz wrote:I'd like both but... beam weapons and instant hits are likely ending up the I-Win weapon.

They'd have to work differently than a regular gun.
For instance: Difficult to track targets with. Firing the beam weapon freezes the turret (so it can't track) and/or draws enough energy to nerf the ship's maneuvering ability.
Also, the damage ramps up as you paint the target so this would be a weapon that will only hit capital ships.
That's a lot of workarounds to let it remain powerful...
Star Trek got them pretty balanced, especially in a lot of games. Sure they are easy to hit things with, but dissipate fast on shields, have a slow rate of fire, and limited firing arcs. Also needs a rather large ship to equip them at an effective scale.
I think they can be made passable with relatively little balancing work.
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