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Burst Laser Cannons and Quad Laser Cannons?

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Burst Laser Cannons and Quad Laser Cannons?

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krfsm
08.01.2017 , 06:23 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm-Cutter View Post
I often wondered why Quads didn't really match the power of BLCs. - Though Quads are more forgiving if your reactions aren't pin-sharp and aiming a tad wobbly ( especially vs high evasion / ever-jinking scouts)
My guess is that it's several factors:
  1. BLCs are vastly better at short range, but nothing is really good at mid range. (Especially when the target tries not to get hit.)
  2. BLCs have decent crit chance and low rate of fire. Big hits kill ships. Small hits often just hurt them.
  3. The big hits from BLCs makes it easier to win against unprepared targets.
  4. Closing to short range is pretty easy if you're at mid range.

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Verain
08.01.2017 , 09:47 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm-Cutter View Post
I often wondered why Quads didn't really match the power of BLCs.
I mean, against a target you have undernose, they have great dps. They also aren't a super fast gun, so the amount of initial damage you deal is pretty solid, which is a pretty big deal. But generally nothing can beat bursts in effective damage, because it's a really hard gun to escape or turn off in any way.
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