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thebluespectre wrote: And don't be afraid to throw in more of those Shadowrun peanut gallery annotations.
thebluespectre wrote: Where did the EMP diamond beam come from? I would not have thought of that.
SquireNed wrote: M Part of the problem is that spray weapons are veering toward being significantly overpowered
TheGrue wrote: SquireNed wrote: M Part of the problem is that spray weapons are veering toward being significantly overpowered
Is that compared to accushot liquid thermite splash assault rifles, or the slightly more expensive double-damage-when-SA-fired plasma rifle?
Soviet Onion wrote: The radiation mechanics are pretty good. I look forward to trying these out. These should probably apply to the core particle beam bolter given its potential to trigger neutron cascade.
I might recommend checking out the "electron beam disruptor" of Anders Sanberg's invention. It's physics crunchy and in keeping with some of the themes regarding anti-nano weaponry.
Other than that, I'm a bit confused as to the mechanics behind some of the specific radiation weapons.
Beta particles, for instance, can usually be blocked by a few millimeters of suitably dense metal, so I'm not sure why these weapons have an AP as extreme as -15. Is this meant to represent the effects of breaking radiation?
With regard to the PER weapons and weaponized x-rays and gamma rays, what's their source? The lasing medium in a laser has to be flooded with the same frequency that the laser emits. This isn't a problem with infrared, visible or UV light, but sadly there are not many good sources of x-rays and gamma-rays. About the only good source is a detonating nuclear device, which has the distressing side-effect of vaporizing the laser.
An electron particle beam striking a tungsten plate would generate x-rays as per the medical devices, but not anywhere near this intensity without producing massive amounts of heat. Hafnium-178m2 could be made into a source of gamma rays if you could somehow trick it into decaying at an accelerated rate.
Kojak wrote: Well, RL always comes first, but I don't think I speak for just myself when I say the rest of the community looks forward to the next release/update.