You have 8 power in your weapons system:

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IConquer
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You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby IConquer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:19 am

And 3 weapon slots.

You are given a choice between two loadouts:
Burst laser II
Burst laser II
Glaive Beam

or

Heavy Ion I
Heavy Ion I
Glaive beam

Came upon this decision earlier... I've never been so conflicted. Both are so tempting.
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby space_commie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:43 am

I like the 2 burst laser II better, might as well get in some incidental damage while knocking their shields down for the glaive beam follow-up.
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby 5thHorseman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 am

Burst Laser 2 is the single best weapon in the game.

Actually I would have considered 2 ions and 2 burst lasers :)

(no I wouldn't... You said 3 weapon slots)
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby IConquer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:56 am

yeah, I ended up going for 2x burst laser II, but I had been using two heavy ions before I got a burst laser II and spotted one in the shop at the next jump. I was very torn.
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby mqstout » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:37 pm

If I were heavy on boarding, I'd consider the ions.
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby MoD1982 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:17 pm

Do ion weapons have an effect on Zoltan shielding? I can't recall... but either way my vote is for the burst laser setup. There's just something about lasers(and their lack of reliance on ammo) that I love!
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby IConquer » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:55 am

MoD1982 wrote:Do ion weapons have an effect on Zoltan shielding? I can't recall... but either way my vote is for the burst laser setup. There's just something about lasers(and their lack of reliance on ammo) that I love!


for every 1 point of damage the ion weapon deals, it will hit zoltan shielding for 2 damage.

An ion bomb, for example, subtracts 8 from the rebel flagship third stage total.
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Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Postby Jerjare » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:51 pm

Yeah, there's even an event in Zoltan space where you witness Zoltan ships doing a training execersise and it makes mention of their Ion vulnerability. Ion II, in addition to being an excellent weapon anyway, is probably the most reliable way to tear down Zoltan shields.

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