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Author Topic: Mora hardpoint change  (Read 770 times)

Serenitis

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Mora hardpoint change
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:32:26 AM »

The Mora has a single forward facing small ballistic hardpoint, which imo is really hard to justify using at all.
It doesn't have the turn rate to do anything with it beyond taking the odd potshot at targets passing through the limited firing arc. Which invariably miss as hardpoints cannot lead targets.
Not to mention the flux issues the Mora has.

Suggestion:
Change mora.ship, turret ID WS 002, line 121 from BALLISTIC to MISSILE



Other changes I made to further support this:
mora_Assault.variant, line 16, WS 002 lightac -> sabot
mora_Strike.variant, line 15, WS 002 lightac -> harpoon
mora_Support.variant, line 15 , WS 002 lightac -> swarmer

The AI appears to have no issues with these changes, and Moras (Morae?) are now slightly more flexible and (feel like they) are a tiny bit more dangerous.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 07:34:43 AM by Serenitis »
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DatonKallandor

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Re: Mora hardpoint change
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 08:26:24 AM »

I always just slap a needler or railgun in there to support all the other smalls filled with light mortars. I agree though that a single fixed non-missile mount on a brick like the Mora is strange.
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Re: Mora hardpoint change
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:03:27 AM »

Great place to put a cheap mortar imo for virtually no-flux forward damage.
Would be fine as a missile slot, or even a composite one.
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Re: Mora hardpoint change
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 06:06:39 PM »

i agree wholeheartedly, the only thing that single small hardpoint is good for is messing up my symmetrical(ish) loadouts! ^^

with Mora already often not having enough flux to use all small turrets, i never put anything into the hardpoint. making it a missile hardpoint would certainly fix that, and i don't think it would make a major difference in balance, seeing as it already has two turreted medium missiles.

if turning the hardpoint into missile is unwanted, i'd actually prefer if one or two of the small turrets also become hardpoints instead. that would make that single, off-center one feel not so completely out of place, and might actually make me use those small mounts for something else than PD more often.
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Re: Mora hardpoint change
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »

The Mora doesn't need any buffs!
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Vayra

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Re: Mora hardpoint change
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 10:25:03 PM »

Make the medium turrets Ballistic and we have a deal.
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