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Beam Weapons:

Posted: Wed, 29. Apr 20, 20:15
by Chantelle Du'
I have read many discussions referring to the elusive beam weapons that can be obtained when in the unknown sector with the Xenon mother ships. Are these PALC's ( Phased Array Laser Cannon's) or Plasma Beam Cannons. (Not to be confused with the Pirates Plasma Burst Generator weapons.)

Re: Beam Weapons:

Posted: Wed, 29. Apr 20, 20:23
by Alan Phipps
X3AP. PALCs can be obtained as drops from some other large capital ships, and as floating loot and/or Xenon Q drops in some UFJD sectors. PBC are obtained by exploit from certain powering-up Lasertowers.

Re: Beam Weapons:

Posted: Wed, 29. Apr 20, 22:16
by SirNukes
Alan Phipps wrote:
Wed, 29. Apr 20, 20:23
PBC are obtained by exploit from certain powering-up Lasertowers.
PBCs are a standard possible drop from killed lasertowers. The exploit you refer to is just a way to get PBCs for free.

Re: Beam Weapons:

Posted: Wed, 29. Apr 20, 22:38
by Alan Phipps
@ SirNukes: I thought that was only while they were still on their power-up countdown. Hence why it is rather exploitish if you drop and quickly kill your own LTs to get the drop (the LTs are not free but I know what you mean). I thought the older freight drone exploit had been prevented in a game update.

Re: Beam Weapons:

Posted: Thu, 30. Apr 20, 02:54
by SirNukes
Alan Phipps wrote:
Wed, 29. Apr 20, 22:38
@ SirNukes: I thought that was only while they were still on their power-up countdown.
Ah, that is likely true. I just dropped 20 of them, waited the 10 minutes, and blew them all up with no drops. Though I would still suggest that blowing up freshly dropped LTs is a natural thing to try when equipping the side turrets on a Cerberus or similar M7. To me if feels like more of an oversight that activated LTs can't drop their PBCs.