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Offline teweedo

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Triple barreled heavy gatling
« on: May 17, 2013, 03:43:29 pm »
Come on guys, you know it'd be great!

Hum, right LordFunPants ? :D


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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 03:44:02 pm »
+1 vote

Offline Mr. Mask

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 03:46:35 pm »
Doesnt the manticore already serve the purpose a large-caliber minigun does?

That being a hail of small projectiles.

Offline N-Sunderland

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 03:48:38 pm »
Doesnt the manticore already serve the purpose a large-caliber minigun does?

It's more like a large rocket carousel.

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 03:52:02 pm »
Doesnt the manticore already serve the purpose a large-caliber minigun does?

That being a hail of small projectiles.

Not really.

The manticore provides a barrage of rockets with long reload time.

A the gatling gun provide constant and rapid low damage fire. A heavy gatling gun would have a much different purpose. It wouldn't necessarily be a higher caliber but have a much more ammo and a better rate of fire.

That being said, we can discuss balance later but you can't deny it would be awesome to have. :p

Offline JaegerDelta

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 03:56:09 pm »
Come on guys, you know it'd be great!

Hum, right LordFunPants ? :D



technically thats octodecuple barreled ;)

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 04:09:02 pm »


technically thats octodecuple barreled ;)

Haha, thanks for the clarification. The more you know :D

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 05:23:15 pm »
oh the horrible horrible can of worms i opened ^^;;; though my version was literally 3 Gatling guns on a Gatling gun ^^ really wish i saved that file. . .

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 05:30:08 pm »
oh the horrible horrible can of worms i opened ^^;;; though my version was literally 3 Gatling guns on a Gatling gun ^^ really wish i saved that file. . .
Would each Gatling gun pick up a new ammo box at the end of its revolution?

Offline teweedo

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 05:31:31 pm »
though my version was literally 3 Gatling guns on a Gatling gun ^^

Which is even more awesome !

Now let's work again on that new file of yours :D

There's no turning back now haha

Offline LordFunPants

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 05:36:25 pm »
Would each Gatling gun pick up a new ammo box at the end of its revolution?

are you trying to imply that each gat would be able to house a different ammo clip? firing lesmok, incendiary, and burst rounds all at the same time? talk about getting a trifecta. . .

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 05:49:11 pm »
The traditional Gatling gun is like a circular conveyer belt for the loading and firing of a bullet. Eventually the magazine runs out and you have to reload, however if you have three or more Gatling guns rotating constantly you can attach a new magazine to one while the other two are still shooting. I am not saying it is a good idea game balance wise but it would be a fun way to make an auto-loader.

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 06:23:02 pm »
There was a super gatling in the first GoI so it would be nice to see the small gatling's big sister in GoIO. Plus I like the gatling - it is fun to shoot.

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 11:17:21 pm »
Maybe a heavy gatling with a spin-up time?  It would make it so you couldn't just instantly start shredding hull.  It should sound like the GAU-8 too.  So like a bullet-lawnmower.

An interesting balancing mechanic would be increasing jitter and shortly thereafter, damage to the component from firing extended bursts.  I mean, if you fire them for too long, they start to melt.

I also think the barrels getting red-hot and smoke generation from firing it would be some nice added flair.

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Re: Triple barreled heavy gatling
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 12:13:47 am »
Well not just on the gatling, but perhaps overheating on some guns generally could be a thing? And there could be a new gunner item which is a coolant thing?

Just a thought anyway.