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Year 13 Day 291 20:57
Question is, whats the point of having a 14 square range weapon when my perception is 8 squares?

Any thoughts appreciated.




Edited By: Chopa Riid on Year 13 Day 291 20:57
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Year 13 Day 291 21:59
Kendall Holm

Thats about the time you use a spotter.


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Year 13 Day 291 22:06
Drop a NPC off by your target with a sensor of some sort. Or a Droid.


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Year 13 Day 292 2:26
Kuro Neko

Give the NPC a sensor pack, and carry one yourself. In fact, if you drop off 6 NPCs at the right locations you can 'see' everything on an empty slab when you are on terrain --- full coverage. (Might be able to get away with 4 NPCs if their Perception is good ??)


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Year 13 Day 292 3:07
Awesome, cheers for the answers !!!!

Scouts a go go


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Year 13 Day 293 13:48
or high perception and macro binoculars.


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Year 13 Day 293 14:01
Teyacapan Quetzalxochitl

That'll get you to range 13 at best.


Year 13 Day 295 1:17
Jesfa


Intentional?!

>_>


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Year 13 Day 295 2:07
Teyacapan Quetzalxochitl

That's irrelevant, it doesn't get you to the range that the original poster inquired about.


Year 13 Day 295 4:32
Shouldnt the scoped element of most of these 7+ range items enhance the sight range somewhat? Not often you need a spotter when acting alone as a single sniper.

Only thing that might get you the full 15, depends how Force Sight gets implemented and whether that improves it further or just chances to detect.

Additionally Macro Binoculars currently look unimplemented so essentially looks like if its outside your perception range and you aren't sharing sensors then it cant be used.


Edited By: Calgor Grim on Year 13 Day 295 4:34
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Year 13 Day 295 4:48
Teyacapan Quetzalxochitl

You are wrong.


Year 13 Day 295 10:04
Well, the fact that they are sniper rifles with scopes is the reason why such weapons have such a long range in SWC in the first place. That you need extra perception/a spotter may not necessarily be 100% realistic, but it's a gameplay decision. Weapons and combat matters are things that need to be balanced around gameplay rather than realism, above all else, in a game (which, for example, is why ammo was removed--very significant gameplay decision, but obviously unrealistic--even a weapon running on a power pack would need a recharge at some point, depending on the specifics of SW tech).

In this case, part of the balancing factor is that sniper rifles are significantly more powerful than weapons with a lower range, and using a spotter means you need to manually readjust your setup if your target moves around. It's the price you pay for using a powerful weapon. If you find it too annoying, use something that doesn't pack such a punch, essentially. We want to move away from the idea that there is one best weapon that everyone should try to acquire.

I'm not sure how clear Ten's response was to you, but macrobinocs are indeed implemented and immensely useful! They've been working for a few months; it was announced in some Sim News or sync post a while back.


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Year 13 Day 295 11:12
Ten, to be fair, he asked about a 14 square range, but only and 8 range perception. skills + binocs get you out to 13 as you say. Its not 14... but its a lot more than 8.

I interpreted his question to be more about why weapons exist with any range > perception as opposed spcifically to standing off at max range.


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Year 13 Day 295 12:19
If they are working the symbol for them on the rules needs a change then. They still show Not Implemented


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Year 13 Day 295 16:55
Yes, that is true; they should at least show as partially implemented, although I am not sure if something else is actually planned for them at all, so fully implemented may be the way to go. You can file a bug report for that if you wish, as I am not sure the developers check here regularly.


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