Excited for the Ares?

Richard Bong

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I think the Ares has more ammo than people think. Doesn’t it have one shield less than the Ion? Trade off for having ammo and the inherent advantages of ballistic weaponry over energy.
According to the Ares Q&A:
How much ammo can the Inferno carry?
The Inferno has dedicated ammo storage beyond the norm, allowing it to allocate addition ammo to the default ammo box. This works out to be 2-3 times the normal capacity of a ballistic weapon.
 

Richard Bong

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It is cool looking. It is a great looking ship that fills an important role and should have great range.

My Eclipse fills a very similar role for me, so no Ares for me.
 

Cugino83

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The Inferno has dedicated ammo storage beyond the norm, allowing it to allocate addition ammo to the default ammo box. This works out to be 2-3 times the normal capacity of a ballistic weapon.
Yeah.... problem is that answare feels like a place holder for not having an answare...
What the hell is a "normal capacity for a ballistic weapon"? I mean right now value are all over the place!
Tarantula guns set it around 1200round, C-788 has 480, Gatling are 4-5000 (with the S1 having 7000+), ballistic repeater vary from size to size from 480 to 800 ..
Maybe it's me but CIG "normal capacity" feel more like an ab-normal capacity....
 

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Yeah.... problem is that answare feels like a place holder for not having an answare...
What the hell is a "normal capacity for a ballistic weapon"? I mean right now value are all over the place!
Tarantula guns set it around 1200round, C-788 has 480, Gatling are 4-5000 (with the S1 having 7000+), ballistic repeater vary from size to size from 480 to 800 ..
Maybe it's me but CIG "normal capacity" feel more like an ab-normal capacity....
I'm sure that CIG stated that vaguely to avoid being locked into a specified number because it will definitely be going through several rounds of balancing after it's released into the Verse.
 
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Cugino83

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I'm sure that CIG stated that vaguely to avoid being locked into a specified number because it will definitely be going through several rounds of balancing after it's released into the Verse.
Very likely, I just hope the Ares won't be another ballistic repeater that perform good but is useless do to the limited ammo... I think they'll be burned in casoline if they do that (especially after the shitty DS...), but who knows...
 

Richard Bong

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Yeah.... problem is that answare feels like a place holder for not having an answare...
What the hell is a "normal capacity for a ballistic weapon"? I mean right now value are all over the place!
Tarantula guns set it around 1200round, C-788 has 480, Gatling are 4-5000 (with the S1 having 7000+), ballistic repeater vary from size to size from 480 to 800 ..
Maybe it's me but CIG "normal capacity" feel more like an ab-normal capacity....
It means that if a normal ballistic gun has 30 seconds of ammo, this will have 60-90 seconds of ammo.
 

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Very likely, I just hope the Ares won't be another ballistic repeater that perform good but is useless do to the limited ammo... I think they'll be burned in casoline if they do that (especially after the shitty DS...), but who knows...
Given that its role is to help take down large & cap ships, I'd wager that they'd almost have to provide enough ammo to deliver a few strafes before heading back to the carrier to get your ammo refilled. I'd say that should be a lot of shots, but it's a small ship with a S7 Gatling.
 

SinuSinu

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Got Ares Inferno to take out medium ships. I feel medium sized ships will be pretty popular when universe gets bigger and distances longer. Will be interesting to see how good it is against connies, MSR or cargo ships.
 

Talonsbane

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I'm conflicted about this ship. It looks cool as hell, but it has such a narrow use case. I'm a fan of heavy fighters though ... hence my conflicting emotions.
Do what we all do.

You buy it, then you fly it for a week or two after release.

Then you get bored of it and never use it again.
Here I was thinking that the great @Montoya was going to suggest letting the next beer decide between yes, no & try (drink) again. Silly me.
 
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As much as I want to like the Ares I'm having trouble getting over the glaring physics oversight. . . every time I look at it all I can do is envision trying to fire that off-set gun, going into a flat spin from the recoil, accidentally firing again in panic, and then blacking out from the centripetal g-force :/
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