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#1 2014-01-05 02:14:28

master
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Registered: 2013-12-26
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Increase Disruptor fire rate?

any chance on increasing the fire rate of the disruptor so it's viable on bigger maps?

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#2 2014-01-05 21:24:18

Scott
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

The Disruptor's low rate of fire is set so as to balance against its high damage potential. I would be concerned that increasing the fire rate would unbalance that weapon.

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#3 2014-01-06 08:14:39

Smaragdadler
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

I agree, Disruptor is not a dogfight weapon. It's the reverse equivalent to the QuadRaser.
To increase it's rate of fire would make it too powerful on tight maps like Warehouse.
On larger maps like Killing Fields or Frontier it is useful for targeting opponents inside of hangars and bases. Or to surprise someone coming with high speed head-on towards you in a free space fight (combine it with a missile). Disruptor mastery is all about right timing.
For me weapon balance feels good now with 1.01.

Last edited by Smaragdadler (2014-01-06 08:23:12)

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#4 2014-01-06 11:57:14

CommandoRash
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Registered: 2013-11-12
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

I like it the way it is right now too

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#5 2014-01-06 21:59:50

master
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

not neccasarily increase the fire rate but it has a delay when firing, and the lasers are far more op than the disruptor.

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#6 2014-01-06 22:17:12

Splotchie
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

I guess, if you can aim them properly.  I'm trying tongue.
But they are relatively slow and not very big, so they're easy to avoid.  In closed maps especially.  Terrain maps call for more missiles anyway.

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#7 2014-01-07 02:26:36

CommandoRash
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From: Clarksville, TN
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

Admit it master, you're just trying to keep up with my op blaster/dart sneak attacks tongue

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#8 2014-01-07 08:38:55

{NW}Rhino
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Registered: 2013-12-06
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

I think the Disruptor is fine, it's that the Raser is too powerful so the Disruptor appears weak in comparison.

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#9 2014-01-08 05:38:30

Scott
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Re: Increase Disruptor fire rate?

The trick with the Disruptor is that it passes through ships doing damage over time as it goes. Therefor you want to use it when the target is flying away from you in order to keep the target in contact with the Disruptor projectile longer. Get it right, and the Disruptor can rip through any ship in a single shot. It's the only primary that can, in the right conditions, kill in one shot. So it's powerful, but not easy to use.

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