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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #90 on: 25 November 2020, 20:27:41 »
I'll second that.  Both are highly situational, having one ammo type that's good against both infantry and things that fly isn't going to break autocannons.
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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #91 on: 26 November 2020, 10:59:27 »
I'll second that.  Both are highly situational, having one ammo type that's good against both infantry and things that fly isn't going to break autocannons.

agreed, lets just call it "shredder" ammo ... would that kind of steal from LBX though? (albeit, LBX's are lighter for the most part and have a better range)
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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #92 on: 26 November 2020, 11:54:30 »
agreed, lets just call it "shredder" ammo ... would that kind of steal from LBX though? (albeit, LBX's are lighter for the most part and have a better range)

LB-X Cluster I think still has enough advantages to make a case for itself.  -3 against VTOLs, -1 against all other targets, still does full damage against armored targets, and crit seeks quite a bit better.

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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #93 on: 26 November 2020, 23:13:06 »
And LB-X autocannons have better range and lower heat.
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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #94 on: 26 November 2020, 23:40:25 »
well good, it'll give standard AC's another stop gap upgrade if we could combine (or house rule) that that ammo type would be equally good at AA and PBI duties.  And it wouldn't really step on any LBX toes.
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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #95 on: 27 November 2020, 16:38:42 »
Deleted because I was replying to the wrong post 😅
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Re: Why do certain weapons do so little damage against infantry?
« Reply #96 on: 28 November 2020, 00:14:20 »
well good, it'll give standard AC's another stop gap upgrade if we could combine (or house rule) that that ammo type would be equally good at AA and PBI duties.  And it wouldn't really step on any LBX toes.

Yeah, as much as I'd love to see ACs being brought into line with other weapons, that's not happening any time soon. That's why I like these sorts of changes. They help out AC mechs without having to change up record sheets, and it helps the world make more sense, which is generally nice. ACs can kill infantry alright, but still get a lot of benefit from specialty ammo (in this case Anti-Air/Infantry).

Chance are most of the other specialty AC ammo types (Precision, AP mainly) should maintain their existing damage, though. being solid shots or rocket-guided projectiles ought to come with some penalty to raw potential against unarmored targets
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