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Sathaerz

Less Point Defenses Please!

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Currently, the game sprays you with a firehose of point defense chainguns and point defense lasers. You don't need nearly as many as it gives you. It also gives you a TON of anti-fighter turrets, which you need even less than PDCs / PDLs.

I looked through the script for weapon probabilities, and p for point defense chainguns / lasers is 1. It is 2 for anti-fighter turrets. I'd suggest reducing it to 0.25 for each. I think you could even go as low as 0.12 for anti-fighter turrets.

Also, would it be possible to make it so that legendary PDCs / PDLs / Anti-Fighter turrets don't drop from enemies? There's nothing quite as annoying as getting excited about a legendary weapon dropping, only for it to be an Anti-Fighter turret.

I made a mod that does all of this, but Tengu commented that it would be nice to see this in the base game, so I figured I'd toss it on here.

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Add:

Another component to Torpedoes:

Electronic Countermeasures. Something to make it a bit harder to shoot down torpedoes, making multiple point defense turrets (or escort ships with such) have value.

And then, perhaps, ECCM as well ..

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On 10/19/2020 at 2:04 AM, Sathaerz said:

Currently, the game sprays you with a firehose of point defense chainguns and point defense lasers.

That is not what I'm experiencing. I could always use a few more point defence chainguns to choose from.

On the other hand, I'm positively swamped in Tesla and Lightning turrets, which I don't like to use at all, since they feel massively overpowered, and besides that just aren't my style.

 

EDIT: Although it may have changed since the OP; just saw the date. IDWS drops have allegedly been reduced, so maybe there was a change to turret drops, too. However, I've never had the feeling of having or getting too many PDCs.

 

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I looked through the script for weapon probabilities, and p [...]

Which script are we looking at? I'm not that familiar with the intricacies of the random functions/loot generator, and gave up after I went searching for half an hour and didn't turn up anything relevant...

EDIT2: thanks, found it: libs/galaxy.lua.

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Try going in creative mode and hitting "guns guns guns" about 10 times. Guarantee you that you will end up with more PDC / PDL / Anti-Fighter turrets than any other gun type.

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23 minutes ago, Sathaerz said:

Try going in creative mode and hitting "guns guns guns" about 10 times. Guarantee you that you will end up with more PDC / PDL / Anti-Fighter turrets than any other gun type.

I don't doubt that, but my entirely subjective impression while playing the game is the imbalance lies with Tesla/Lightning turrets, not PDCs.

I can agree upon the amount of anti-fighter turrets being on the high end, but in my again entirely subjective opinion, that's mainly because fighters are utterly useless at the moment, and therefore there's no need for flak at all.

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