stratobrick wrote:Beam-instant and continues damage,
Pulse-single bolt with "slow" speed, must lead target.
Etsu wrote:Star Trek never was good on combat. To me Star Wars is the king in that matter.
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...
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