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Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« on: January 02, 2014, 02:33:26 am »
It strikes me as though there are many ammo types covering most parts of the spectrum, there is an absence of ammunition (Or even e engineering tools) that enhance the reload speed. Thus, I propose a Reload-Speed enhancing ammunition type, allowing for a faster reload speed and possibly clip size, with a sacrifice to damage, and/or spread.

Negative modifiers
Proposed Damage Modifier: 75% damage
Proposed Spread Increase: +25% to 40% Spread

Positive Modifiers
Proposed Reload-Speed Enhancement: -25% to -50% Reload time
Proposed Clip Size enhancement: +10% Clip Size Increase

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Offline Riggatto

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 02:57:08 am »
What's to stop you from exploiting it by simply loading in to get a shorter reload before switching at the last second? That is my main problem.

Offline Alistair MacBain

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 03:45:12 am »
Jup.
Im sure we had this back in really really old days and it was a must have for gunners due to the reload modification to just start reload and then switch to the real ammo at the end of reload.

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 12:46:56 pm »
The difference is, back in ancient times switching ammo types didn't initiate a reload. That sort of behaviour would be impossible now.

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:02 pm »
Simple: The reload will fail if the ammo type loading is switched.

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 02:30:28 pm »
I don't see that ammo being more useful than an ammo that just increases damage through "x" means (ie. more damage, larger clip, ect.).

That, and changing a mechanic like :

Simple: The reload will fail if the ammo type loading is switched.

If you mean for the new ammo only, that just weakens it. If you mean for all ammo, you change the mechanic altogether, and in a very negative way.

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Re: Reload-Speed Enhancing Ammunition Type
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 01:37:24 am »
Hmm, idea revision... the ammo is loaded in like normal, and after the whole volley is released, each time a volley is launched, for X amount of times afterwards, the ammunition being loaded will get a loading speed boost.
Think of it as a "lubrication ammunition type", enhancing the reload speed by lubricating the barrel of the gun and its reloading mechanism.