Put WMD on the Valjor series

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Put WMD on the Valjor series

Post by JimB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:54 am

These are a wierd series of guns, neither one thing nor the other. Slow enough you need to time your shots at gunships even with the Freyr swivel mount. No WMD for base-cracking.

Oddly, the Valjor 220 text says it uses "hard-hitting ion damage, good against capital ships". But with no WMD or rapid-fire, it is useless against them once you've taken out their shields. It strikes me that the Valjor series could be made useful by putting WMD on them.

That means they are a novel sort of base-cracker weapon that doesn't use Blast or Thermo, and a good choice vs things like Drakes with blast plate. The slow rate of fire is not a problem any more because you're using them against large capital ships.

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Re: Put WMD on the Valjor series

Post by JohnBWatson » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:01 pm

The old compartment system wasn't quite as reliant on WMD - you just needed a solid finishing shot after getting through the armor to kill a capital ship. It wasn't quite as easy to understand as the current system, but I maintain that it was better balanced and more satisfying.

Anyways, that's where the description comes from, I believe.

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Re: Put WMD on the Valjor series

Post by Shrike » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:00 pm

This was identified as a problem during the rebalance for 1.7, but it was never fixed. I support the addition of WMD to these weapons.
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:01 pm
The old compartment system wasn't quite as reliant on WMD - you just needed a solid finishing shot after getting through the armor to kill a capital ship. It wasn't quite as easy to understand as the current system, but I maintain that it was better balanced and more satisfying.

Anyways, that's where the description comes from, I believe.
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Re: Put WMD on the Valjor series

Post by JohnBWatson » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:42 pm

Going by the weapon description, it was likely in development since before then.

Regardless, adding WMD damage to make the description correct now is something I support as well.

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