Author Topic: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want  (Read 6505 times)

Offline shadowsteel

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The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:56:38 pm »
Okay, so when we first heard about a new mysterious gun called the 'Magma Cannon', I think we all expected it to be a Medium class weapon.

And then LordFunPants teased a pic with it loaded on a Mobula and I was slightly disappointed. It was going to be a light class gun.

Don't get me wrong, I like the Hades. That thing looks wicked and it filled a niche a lot of people wanted filled.

It added another piercing option we all desperately needed giving Muse (awkm) some breathing room with the Gat and Merc.

But... I believe there's a pyromaniac in everyone that just wants to see airships burn on a massive scale.

And so I present to you, a real life weapon that was used in WWII (ww2 gets all the good stuff), the Flame Fougasse.

Here is it's Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_fougasse

And a short video showing what it does: http://www.oliverbaker.co.uk/my-work/weaponology-fire/55

As a viable weapon, I think it should be Medium Class, close range, and 1 shot with a massive reload time. Exact numbers can be discussed along with what it's second damage type should be.

You're welcome Cake!

Offline Gryphos

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 05:35:03 pm »
Awe hells yeah. I can so imagine this as a hyper close-range, super duper fire weapon.

Offline Echoez

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 08:28:30 pm »
Aside from the fact that the wiki article sent me into an hour long history buffing session (damn you!), this is pretty cool, though I'd avoid 1-shot clip weapons due to extremely high synergy with Lochnagar, smaller blasts in larger numbers would be cool though, maybe 4 or 6.

Offline Sprayer

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 08:33:40 pm »

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 08:35:03 pm »

Offline Richard LeMoon

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 10:07:03 pm »
Give it a 25% chance of setting your own ship on fire (100% with lochnagar), as well as fully effective on ally ships. Much like mines and tar clouds.

That would even out the pros and cons a bit.

Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 01:20:54 am »
Or just...build my sky torpedo and give it a highly flammable fuel tank ;D

Offline Cheesy Crackers

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 07:23:11 am »
Awesome!
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But oh god don't let my friend see this, he'll rage quit if it's not equipped and force me to stick it on every single ship :S
Then again that's not necessarily a bad thing :P

Offline Zenark

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 02:18:06 pm »
I'd dry hump such a weapon.

Offline Sprayer

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 04:57:33 pm »
Even if it'd burn your private parts?

Offline James T. Kirk

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 07:23:39 pm »
Did somebody say---

Ah, you get the idea.

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Re: The Medium Fire Weapon We All Want
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 10:21:38 pm »
I'd think that a Flame Fougasse would have a small magazine (1-3), large amount of damage. Single shots, but they're AOE, so it looks a bit like a flamethrower as far as hitbox. Takes extra damage from fire, if we'd need a balance point on damage, and if you take Heatsink to counter it then you don't have as much damage.