Interesting discussion: "best" Descent weapon?

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Postby Yokelassence » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:14 pm

Thank you for the spelling lesson karx, but it isn't necessary :?

Anyway, last time I played multiplayer everyone avoided lasers with ease no matter how far I leaded. But then again I probably had a ping of over 300 due to my remote location and numerous synchronization issues and that may be the real reason why my lasers hit nothing.
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Postby Sykes » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:24 pm

The slower the shot, the farther you have to lead, but only by a little bit. The biggest thing is the time the enemy has to react. Any bad player will fall for leading no matter what weapon you use, but a skilled player will read the shots and dodge accordingly. Only playing people like Sirius I realized that the kind of weapon you use changes the situation drastically. Slower shots can be far more effective than faster ones. If you shoot the gauss and miss, the bullet is gone before the opponent could even change direction. A laser, on the other hand, lingers in the air for a while, and forces your opponent to focus on your shots. If you spread your shots strategically, and lead not only in the direction he's going, but in the direction he'll be going once he dodges your first shot. Then you're opponent will find himself in a very unpleasant situation, and the end result will be clear. I have yet to meet a player that can dodge that many well-placed shots, navigate the map while dodging, and successfully fire back at me at the same time. Even Sirius runs out of fingers. Everyone has their weakness.

(note: when I said "me" or "I", my point wasn't to say how good I was. What I described was a perfect strategy, and only what I strive to do.)
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Postby Sirius » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:23 am

The German lesson was totally necessary, though. :mrgreen:
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Postby Obi-Wan Kenobi » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:49 pm

The Phoenix Cannon is the coolest it's fun to make them corner frags, as they are probably the most hilarious you can make in an Anrachy Deathmatch rofl. :lol: :lol:
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Postby karx11erx » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:04 pm

The most hilarious part about it being players killing themselves with it.

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Postby Obi-Wan Kenobi » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:05 pm

whahaha I know that feeling of shame all too much haha it is funny though :lolol:
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Postby Ben K » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:51 am

Murk is an English word too, with a slightly different meaning but obviously the roots are the same.
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Postby Yoshimitsu » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:58 am

I always found that the weapons' sound effects had a lot to do with how much I liked them. In this regard my favorites were always Gauss, Mercury Missiles, and Descent 2's Omega.

On the whole I agree with everything people have said about the various weapons' strengths in certain situations.

Gauss is my personal favorite, mostly because of the insane amount of damage it can do in a short time. It's also instantaneous making it Descent 2's equivalent of a sniper rifle (if that sniper rifle were actually a machine gun).

One of these days I need to get online and play with people instead of staying in the single-player mode. I would love to find out first hand if the same tricks and strategies that I use apply.
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Postby Sirius » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:29 am

There's most probably a difference, but it does depend on your personal strategies.
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Postby Sykes » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 pm

Yoshi, my entire strategy has been built on multiplayer gameplay ever since I started playing at age 3. Frankly, it just doesn't work for single player :) which is why I haven't gotten past level 7 of either SP missions. We should play sometime :) I'm getting my 3D glasses in the mail within 2 weeks, and I should have my ports forwarded by then too.
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Postby Alter-Fox » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:35 pm

Yoshimitsu wrote:I always found that the weapons' sound effects had a lot to do with how much I liked them.



So do I, but I like the helix cannon and the phoenix cannon more than anything else for that reason. Imo one of the few things that was better in D3 was the plasma cannon sound.
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Postby Yoshimitsu » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:57 pm

Sykes wrote:We should play sometime :).


Definitely. The question is when. I haven't had the time to keep up to date or even play in about six months (college is eating my life), but I really want to get back into it again and what better way than by trying out multiplayer for the first time.

Alter-Fox,

The helix sound is terrific I agree. It's just so glassy.
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Postby Sykes » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:10 am

Get Steam and join the D2X-XL Steam group. I'm on Steam a heck of a lot, and you can hit me up any time for a game or jump in the chat room. The group chat room is where all the action happens. Beltran, Crow, and Sirius hover online a lot and they're up for games pretty often. Heck, Beltran would PAY people to play a game, but he's not on as often.

Sirius and Crow... exist only to show you that you're not good :)

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