Talk:Proposals/Obsolete Proposals/Encased Plasma Round

From UFO:AI

Of course I like the idea. Prerequisite could be the research of alien armor + Plasma Ammo (GL). ShipIt 10:08, 29 May 2012 (SAST)

  • Good idea. I thought about also making all plasma weapons (gren/pistol/rifle/blaster) required before researching this. Perhaps we need a lot of experience with plasma before we can understand it? This would delay the ammo a bit. Otherwise an experienced player can race from grenade to GL ammo to this ammo and skip actually researching the plasma weapons. Good/bad idea? --H-hour 17:23, 29 May 2012 (CEST)
    • Thats really hard to give an answer. It depends on how 'good' the new ammo will be. The better, the more prerequisites? So, if we make 'research all plasma weapons before', the Assault rifle + new ammo should be better than the Plasma Rifle? ShipIt 19:48, 29 May 2012 (SAST)
      • Well, I thought the idea was that alien armour was good against regular plasma, so while Plasma Rifle might be great against unarmoured tamans, shevaar and ortnoks, it may not be very good against armoured aliens. Ideally, the ammo would fit this niche. But working out the numbers would be difficult, and I'm not exactly sure our damagetype system can do this yet. We can always adjust the prerequisities at a later date. --H-hour 22:53, 29 May 2012 (SAST)