Author Topic: The Mine Launcher  (Read 34700 times)

Offline RomanKar

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2013, 02:11:00 pm »
I love it as well.  I was using it on a squid last night with varying results.

Just not sure where to put it on my junker.

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2013, 03:16:43 pm »
If you want some giggles, go to the sandbox with the new ship, all mine launchers, place all 25 mines on each other...and spawn a ship in them...and watch the overkill.

Offline Calico Jack

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2013, 06:03:31 pm »
Used it today on Canyons with a Mobula carrying 3 - one on each wing and one on the pilots cab. Talk about area denial :D

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2013, 12:19:59 am »
Hrrm.

What if you put mines right where a ship spawns? They wouldn't even have a half second to think.

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2013, 03:36:47 am »
If you spawn within the proximity of a mine it doesn't explode.  Either it's coded into the spawn, or you have to cross into the proximity threshold of a mine to trigger it and spawning within it (and then leaving) does not activate the trigger.

I have a screenshot of a mine floating a couple of feet over the deck of a Mobula, that position resulting from us spawning in the minefield.  The mine did not detonate.

Offline Letus

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2013, 08:11:32 pm »
I want to know, since I haven't been able to play effectively recently due to technical issues, do the mines float with the wind?

...if they do...then I wonder if you can launch a few into the sandstorms...and give the guys camping the point a nice present...

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2013, 08:13:59 pm »
I want to know, since I haven't been able to play effectively recently due to technical issues, do the mines float with the wind?

...if they do...then I wonder if you can launch a few into the sandstorms...and give the guys camping the point a nice present...
When I tested it in dev app, they did not move.

Offline Captain Smollett

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #97 on: July 11, 2013, 08:19:49 pm »
They don't.  Be scary if they did.

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #98 on: July 11, 2013, 08:21:16 pm »
Imagine if there were mines back in the days of the Desert Scrap hidey hole... I'd carronade a few of them down and give Firestone a little surprise.

Offline Letus

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #99 on: July 11, 2013, 08:47:56 pm »
Imagine if there were mines back in the days of the Desert Scrap hidey hole... I'd carronade a few of them down and give Firestone a little surprise.

yes....
granted the lumberjack did the same effect back when it had no arming time...
was hilarious.

Offline Calico Jack

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Re: The Mine Launcher
« Reply #100 on: July 12, 2013, 05:53:20 am »
I was in a match yesterday with a rear and side mine layer mounted on a squid - during the match we just kept flying around and  dropping mines all around the oppo's ships. Near the end of the match an oppo crew memeber types "who ever thought mines were a good idea can s*ck a d*ck" - it still makes me laugh even now.