JohnBWatson wrote:An OTL is all but guaranteed from weapon dealers by the time the Arena is reached, and is cheap and low poweruse enough to fit the starting reactor. In CC, there's a very good chance of buying one in the first system. The Mk I howitzers and similar items found in weapon stores early on are also quite powerful, but have drawbacks like high power use and expensive ammunition that make them more of a difficult but rewarding alternative choice than a 'skip this region' button. In my previous run, I beat the entire Arena without difficulty with just an Omni turbolaser, only losing to the Slicer once because I forgot to install my Targeting ROM.
My feeling is that all of the omni weapons are overpowered right now. For example:
Laser cannon: Level 1, 15 DPS, 1 MW
Omni laser cannon: Level 2, 15 DPS, 3 MW
Valjor 50: Level 2, 22.5 DPS, 2 MW
Mining laser: Level 2, 35 DPS, 3 MW (short range, can mine)
Fast-fire laser: Level 2, 25 DPS, 3 MW
Dual laser: Level 2, 30 DPS, 3 MW
Bolide: Level 2, 21 DPS, 2 MW
Is there any level 2 weapon you would choose over the omni laser cannon? The numbers imply that I should be able to get half or more of my shots to hit with those other weapons, but that's only going to happen going up against capital ships, in which case these lasers as a group are going to perform poorly anyway.
The omni turbolaser could use a range nerf or DPS nerf because all of the omni weapons could probably use the same.