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Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« on: 25 February 2019, 18:53:00 »
So, looking at the Clan ER Micro Laser, it (finally) struck me... why isn't there an IS version?  With one third the damage, but the same range and heat as an IS Small Laser, it sounds reasonable enough:

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #1 on: 26 February 2019, 12:10:07 »
Honestly, the ONLY thing I can see this being used for is fine tuning TSM.  Thats about it.Machine guns are more effective at infantry, regular smalls are just better. 
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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2019, 17:48:23 »
For twice the weight, regular Smalls should be better.  It also has use to fill in those odd quarter tons when using Fractional Accounting.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #3 on: 27 February 2019, 12:46:51 »
The one I came up with ages ago was worse, with 0/0/1(2) range and 0 heat.

Could be used as a mining tool, tho, or as a Battle Armor weapon.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #4 on: 27 February 2019, 13:23:44 »
At 0.25 tons, it should be 2 damage, not 1. Two of them is the same mass as an ISSL, with the same range, but it's an extra slot and an extra heat. That should buy you an extra damage.

Alternately, 1 damage and no heat.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #5 on: 27 February 2019, 21:51:03 »
I was using the clan Micro Laser as a yardstick, which is how I ended up dialing it down to 1 damage.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #6 on: 28 February 2019, 12:48:36 »
I was using the clan Micro Laser as a yardstick, which is how I ended up dialing it down to 1 damage.

Change it from 1/2/4 to 1/2/3 range (or even 1/2/-), but cutting damage in half is just too harsh IMO.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #7 on: 28 February 2019, 13:28:47 »
yeah i'd do 2 damage with a range of 1/2/-

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #8 on: 28 February 2019, 18:31:19 »
All right... you guys talked me into dialing it up to 2 points of damage... :) (Editing original post shortly...)

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #9 on: 28 February 2019, 20:19:40 »
Then you can make a ER micro laser
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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #10 on: 01 March 2019, 10:14:36 »
I'd stick that on battlearmor.

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #11 on: 01 March 2019, 11:16:20 »
I want to put twelve of these on a WSP-1W.
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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #12 on: 01 March 2019, 11:54:46 »
What about an IS Micro Pulse Laser?
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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #13 on: 01 March 2019, 12:33:16 »
Difficult. You gotta make it not completely eclipse the machine gun.
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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #14 on: 01 March 2019, 12:38:10 »
doesn't the SPL pretty much already do that in every aspect but heat?

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Re: Why Not? The IS Micro Laser...
« Reply #15 on: 01 March 2019, 13:29:41 »
For twice the weight, regular Smalls should be better.  It also has use to fill in those odd quarter tons when using Fractional Accounting.

A quarter of a ton of armor was what I used to put on 'Mech designs in the days before they started to round up off to the half-ton.

 

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