Iocrym Battle in 0.98c [warning: spoilers]

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:04 am

I have just killed the Iocrym for the first ever time without resurrecting; second time ever! (I've been refusing to resurrect in my new games)

I was using a Sapphire Yacht (my favourite ship), a +150% IM90, an Ion Reflector shield with particle reflection added, Diamond Lattice armour with regen, and an ICX. I used Strengthen about four times, and the battle took only a few minutes.

I was able to use a Longzhu sphere to fix one of the Iocryms weapons: The Iocrym Repeller. I don't recall being able to do this in the previous version. Its a pretty funky plasma weapon which pushes things around, as well as doing a lot of damage, although even when enhanced +150% it is inferior to the IM90 in my opinion.

Is the Iocrym Repeller a new feature? I might have just missed it in my previous games.
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:55 pm

It seems like I remember it being mentioned before, though I couldn't say where.
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:39 pm

The repeller was added in 0.97.

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Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:36 am

Ah, ok. I must have just missed it before.
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:21 am

I didn't know you could enhance plasma weapons with longzhu spheres. Is this a new feature?

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:24 am

Stormhawk wrote:I didn't know you could enhance plasma weapons with longzhu spheres. Is this a new feature?
I don't know. The only plasma weapon I've tried it on is the Iocrym Repeller - which can definitly be enhanced with Longzhu's.
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:40 am

The repeller appears to be the only plasma weapon that is listed as an EnergyWeapon, which is the tag that dtermines the longzhuability. So probably only the repeller works for this one.
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Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:20 pm

Plasma isn't energy? give me a break.

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:45 pm

plasma isn't energy :D
it is just ionized gas (with high heat the most common way it happens)
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Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:53 pm

Heat isn't energy?

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Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:58 pm

that would depend on how the plasma weapons work. you could argue that it is the same type of energy as kinetic weapons (only those are more directional where heat isn't)
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Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:40 pm

Anyrate, I've always considered it to mean weapons where the firing mechanism is solid state, and thus can have more energy (from the longzhus) shunted into it without causing problems. If you tried to juice the motor on say, a recoilless cannon, probably all you'd achieve was jamming it up and blowing yourself away.
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