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<mount x="537" y="140" rotate="true" mirror="true" gib="6" slide="up"/>
<mount x="537" y="330" rotate="true" mirror="false" gib="5" slide="down"/>
<mount x="316" y="102" rotate="true" mirror="true" gib="4" slide="up"/>
<mount x="316" y="368" rotate="true" mirror="false" gib="4" slide="down"/>
<mount x="316" y="368" rotate="true" mirror="false" gib="4" slide="no"/>
Not sure about the Zoltan placement.
At the moment, the Lanius Ships do not seem to have an artillery mount at all... I do not see the weapon firing from anywhere. If I could suggest a mount, I would suggest the top of the bottom front blade. (Wait, did that make sense? ) You've convinced me that that would be a better spot.
Also, the Lanius and Crystal weapon descriptions so not mention the base cooldown time in their descriptions. It's easy to forget to edit dlcBlueprints...
I understand that everything was probably done last minute. I knew you couldn't possible add that much content so fast without some bugs. You were just soooo eager to get artillery in before Open Artillery weren't you... The last few back and forths between dmi3 and I have only been about bug fixing and balancing, otherwise we would have been done a long time ago. Now I'm busy looking for bugs in CE. But you have added A LOT of stuff that would have taken us a good long while.
I imagine some better artillery images for the Rock, Crystal, Stealth, and Lanius are coming up... Directly from EL perhaps...
Sorry to overwhelm you!!!!
For the Zoltan Artillery, the Maul Beam (High Tech_2) or Maul Beam (Steel or Steel HTor Steel Bright) might be good here. Green would work for the Type A only.
For Rock B, Plasma Thrower (Dark) would look cool.
For Rock A, Shotgun Missile (Dark) would also look cool.
NOTE: I noticed that Endless Loot is lacking any pure brown variants of weapons, something to consider maybe...
The Lanius A could use a "remodeled" Shotgun 2 (HT Steel Bright or HT Steel)
The Lanius B could use a "remodeled" Shotgun 2 (Red)
Both POSSIBLY could use the Dark too... If you really didn't want 2 variants.
I also would like it if the Federation C used a "remodeled" Shotgun 2 (Old/Rusty/Dirty)
It could look like it was taped on to where the beam is supposed to be! Dumb pirates...
For all the Federation ships, I think they should use the artillery room images for consistency... and because they look cooler IMO.
The Mantis C could use a Light Chain (Blue, Steel, or Dark) since the rusty doesn't really math.
The Stealth Cruiser could use a "remodeled" version of one of the normal stealth missile launchers. Steel or High Tech maybe?
EDIT: I noticed that the Stealth Cruiser artillery actually has it's own image, but you can only see it when claoked. Awesome idea! It could still use it's own image eventually though, similar to the other high tech missile launchers.
EDIT 2: Also, do you think the Stealth Artillery should shoot 3(1 damage) missiles instead of 1? no particular reason other than that it looks cooler...
NOTE: There is also a lack of digital camo weapons in Endless Loot, something else to consider...
And finally, the Crystal artillery. I'm thinking you could use a steel, or slightly darker version of the Crystal heavy 2, or the biggest Crystal weapon there is. Maybe even use the desaturated version?
NOTE: Some of the Crystal Weapons in Endless Loot look awesome, especially the different colored ones. And some of them look... funny. If rannl is feeling up to it, maybe he could make some special weapon skins just for the crystal weapons. I would love to see that!!! I think the Crystal Cataclysm mod has a few already.
EDIT: I also think the Zoltan, Kestrel. and Rock artillery mounts should be brought forward a bit so we can see more of the weapon itself. And the Crystal artillery could maybe be redone too look more like part of the ship actually.
Also also, since the Kestrel uses the Boss's artillery weapon I thought it would be neat to give other player ships the other weapons. The Ion one could go to maybe one of the Zoltan Ships, the Missile to the Kestrel C, and the Beam to another Zoltan ship or the Kestrel B to complete the set... I love irony.