Alright, I’ve been thinking about the two new weapons that have made their debut into Universe. Or at least, one new weapon, and an upgraded version of an established weapon. Either way, it reminded me of the time I thought of a weapon concept myself, and I think I’ve figured out how to make it really work!
So we all know some weapons have their projectiles shoot out at different angles, right? The Ion Blaster is a non-changing sprinkler (one that I think could use a HUGE increase in damage), the Hypergun cycles through changes in its projectile angle with each individual shot, and the Vulcan Chaingun is straight-up random the higher the heat level.
Well, what if we got a weapon that took advantage of this in a way that benefits the player by utilizing a functionality that the Galactic Henpire has been using since the Mother-Hen Ship’s emergency firing mode in The Next Wave?
Homing shots that directly aim at the target’s location!
Introducing the Precision Rifle! Similar to the Neutron Gun and Laser Cannon, these projectiles increase width rather than length the higher the firepower level. And just like the Photon Swarm, the beams change color at Level 20.
Projectile speed is somewhat slower than the Hypergun, and the automatic firing rate is about as fast as the Level 7 Boron Railgun, but the damage at maximum power does the same amount of damage as the Level 20 Laser Cannon.
The way this weapon targets enemies automatically is based on whether the enemies are in the vehicle’s targeting range.
That targeting range WILL narrow down the higher the firepower level.
The automatic overheat rate would be around the middle, or depending on your heat sink.
The weapon icon would probably be green with a blue ribbon.
And yes, for this much power, it would cost a LOT.
Think this would work?