Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

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Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by mr.WHO » Mon, 27. Jul 20, 16:44

In general, I love new weapon effects done in 3.0, but with one exception:

Namely, the Large pulse weapon bullet is far too similar to Large Plasma bullet - the only difference is that bullet is slightly thinner and move faster.

Would it be possible to somehow tune Large Pulse to be noticably visually distint from Large Plasma?

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Artean » Mon, 27. Jul 20, 18:51

+1
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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Pesanur » Mon, 27. Jul 20, 22:11

Definitively. L pulse laser bullets were right in pre 3.0, they only need changing the color for each race, not making them practically identical to L plasma bullets.

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by ezra-r » Mon, 27. Jul 20, 23:01

+1 here too

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by sh1pman » Mon, 27. Jul 20, 23:53

I’d prefer they used their time on more important fixes and improvements.

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by capitalduty » Tue, 28. Jul 20, 10:00

I agreed that a visual improvement should be done, I will also recommend a slight rebalance of the weapon too. Right now it's only really useful vs M ships maybe S ships sometimes...I would prefer better ROF and same DPS to increase it's effectiveness

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Taylormaylor » Tue, 28. Jul 20, 23:59

sh1pman wrote:
Mon, 27. Jul 20, 23:53
I’d prefer they used their time on more important fixes and improvements.
There is always one negative Karen in the forums :evil:

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by RoverTX » Thu, 30. Jul 20, 04:25

Taylormaylor wrote:
Tue, 28. Jul 20, 23:59
sh1pman wrote:
Mon, 27. Jul 20, 23:53
I’d prefer they used their time on more important fixes and improvements.
There is always one negative Karen in the forums :evil:
How does pointing out time is a limited resource being a Karen? :P

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by numerialized » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 10:50

Shouldn't be that costly considering that they already have a good effect for a XL plasma cannon/turret from XR.... Which is already being used in mods like ROR hint hint wink wink

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by EGO_Aut » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 14:23

Time to compare the bullet speed and color from (L) Paranid Pulse with Plasma :o (similar?)
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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by ezra-r » Sat, 1. Aug 20, 15:33

Taylormaylor wrote:
Tue, 28. Jul 20, 23:59
sh1pman wrote:
Mon, 27. Jul 20, 23:53
I’d prefer they used their time on more important fixes and improvements.
There is always one negative Karen in the forums :evil:
Forums are to express opinions.

He also says ego should focus on important fixes and improvements first, I agree also, but that does not deter to the fact that pulse really looks a lot like plasma and probably now Egosoft in "summer mode" can dedicate some little time to fix this not so important things.

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Nazeth » Mon, 3. Aug 20, 15:59

Last time i tried to use L Pulses on my destroyers and i am disappointed. They have a lot of troubles to penetrate L or XL shields like a beams. For that reason still i'm using Plasma L

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by capitalduty » Mon, 3. Aug 20, 22:07

Nazeth wrote:
Mon, 3. Aug 20, 15:59
Last time i tried to use L Pulses on my destroyers and i am disappointed. They have a lot of troubles to penetrate L or XL shields like a beams. For that reason still i'm using Plasma L
Maybe a good solutions is to up DPS vs shields of pulse lasers?

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Nazeth » Wed, 5. Aug 20, 08:17

Weapons are soo "balanced", that we haven't big choice.

If you don't want to use full torpedo/missile builds, then Plasma L and Flak M or even Plasma M, if you have enough good cover.

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Re: Large Pulse too similar to Large Plasma

Post by Warnoise » Wed, 5. Aug 20, 09:21

I don't understand what was Egosoft thinking about when they made the pulse.

Might as well remove it now since it is just a weaker plasma.

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