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Aramsolari

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SWEET! I've avoided it in the PTU cause I wanna experience it for the first time in the LIVE PU!
 

Gotin

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meh, not a huge fan of the shocky weapons. And bows.....I dunno man, not in this game. It's like, let me get in my power armor, hop into my FTL ship, go from one planet to another.....and bust out a bow...??? really?

Not to mention bows, even crossbows, only fire arrows around 300-400fps and that's probably not enough energy to defeat even medium armor in this game...or it shouldn't be.
 

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It's alive! And broken ofc... well, exploitable is the better term I guess. I went to Mic-l1 as the mission lady suggested, faffed around at the shops for an hour and made a 100k aUEC while trying on clothes and shit...
It is fun to take part though, when the goddamn chat works so you can coordinate with the others (3 out of 5 servers it didn't, no chat whatsoever). It's kinda rough when it doesn't work. Also player pirates can be a huge nuisance while you try to take out the idris.
 
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It's alive! And broken ofc... well, exploitable is the better term I guess. I went to Mic-l1 as the mission lady suggested, faffed around at the shops for an hour and made a 100k aUEC while trying on clothes and shit...
It is fun to take part though, when the goddamn chat works so you can coordinate with the others (3 out of 5 servers it didn't, no chat whatsoever). It's kinda rough when it doesn't work. Also player pirates can be a huge nuisance while you try to take out the idris.
Do the pirates get sent to the smaller when they are dispatched? I'd expect so however you never know with an Alpha.
 

Cugino83

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meh, not a huge fan of the shocky weapons. And bows.....I dunno man, not in this game. It's like, let me get in my power armor, hop into my FTL ship, go from one planet to another.....and bust out a bow...??? really?

Not to mention bows, even crossbows, only fire arrows around 300-400fps and that's probably not enough energy to defeat even medium armor in this game...or it shouldn't be.
Yeah well the cross bow is a bitt off place but with the right look it can blen in quite well, it will remain an exotic weapons, but it will be cool exactly for that reason.
About the stopping power it depend on the type of arrow I suppose:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJsFhkb8e4Q
 

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Yeah well the cross bow is a bitt off place but with the right look it can blen in quite well, it will remain an exotic weapons, but it will be cool exactly for that reason.
About the stopping power it depend on the type of arrow I suppose:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJsFhkb8e4Q
Having a think about this, in space or a planet without a habitable atmosphere a bolt only has to pearse the armour and that's a combatant out of the running. Even in atmo a poisonous gas head getting through a plate and your one baddie down.
 
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Lorddarthvik

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Having a think about this, in space or a planet without a habitable atmosphere a bolt only has to pearse the armour and that's a combatant out of the running. Even in atmo a poisonous gas head getting through a plate and your one baddie down.
So your heavy sci-fi armor can stop a shot from a railgun, laser guns, and high powered ballistic snipers... but it can't stop a freakin arrow? It just sounds wrong to me.
Might be fun gameplay, but I feel like that's just unnecessary
 
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NaffNaffBobFace

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So your heavy sci-fi armor can stop a shot from a railgun, laser guns, and high powered ballistic snipers... but it can't stop a freakin arrow? It just sounds wrong to me.
Might be fun gameplay, but I feel like that's just unnecessary
You've got a multi-tool in your pocket which can slice ship armour. You have hyper velocity rocket pods which strap on to the Mustang Delta.

Put some mini HV rocket motors in the shafts of your arrows primed to fire 5 meters after being fired from the bow.

Put a laser slicer head on or tip it with Quantanium on an impact detonator.

Imagine all the extra destructive tech that can fit in the space of an arrow which can't fit in the space of a bullet - a micro Quantum Drive so it gets to the target way faster than even bullets can go perhaps - just imagine the possibilities. The bow remains the constant, but you could have five different types of arrow that fire from it with no additional firing device - guns are tools for killing, but the bow is a killers tool. Considered. Precise. So many delicious options to choose from, which one will you choose for the weekend?

Of course for such specialist quivers the price will be much higher for ammo. Where you take a machine gun to war you'd take your bow to assassinate. So much more personal.

Consult your local TEST Weapons Research Lab representative for more details. TWRL - It's that personnel touch!

[Theory craft ends]
 
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