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Well I like this weapon, as I like a lot others, and the only thing I don't really appreciate is that it is midrange, I think this should be updated, if it is a laser, it should count all the way across the visible range, or I am wrong about thinking like this?

 

I guess I understand that this is made on purpose, but it's a pain, i need to run towards enemy to get my flux stream start doing damage...

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It's not a laser though, it doesn't do laser type damage and doesn't travel at the speed of light. In fact, it doesn't do anything that a laser does. It's not even called "laser", it's called flux. It's probably a plasma cannon of some kind, a plasma beam wound absolutely have a max range.

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Well I like this weapon, as I like a lot others, and the only thing I don't really appreciate is that it is midrange, I think this should be updated, if it is a laser, it should count all the way across the visible range, or I am wrong about thinking like this?

Realistic lasers have somewhat limited ranges as they aren't flashlights, they need to use a lens to concentrate light in a tiny spot so they can actually cut stuff. So their beam is technically a cone ending with a focus point. And this makes them more akin to cameras. Once they are out of focus, they are flashlights. Ever burned ants with sunlight and a lens? That's what a laser does, but with much more energy.

 

It's around 10-15 meters of range per 1 cm of diameter of the optic system (with green-blue light, as also light colour or wavelenght makes some of difference), give or take, and the flux rifle's does not seem to have more than 3 cm of optic system diameter.

 

Then there is also the fun of keeping the atmosphere from screwing up the beam, because air itself can make a lens if hotter than its surroundings. Look up the project of that laser on the aircraft, it has to use a complex active system to compensate in real-time for these disturbances.

 

There is also the detail that fog or smoke would make a laser weapon more or less useless, but that's not the case in-game.

 

So yeah, lasers in an atmosphere aren't so much different from Flux Rifle.

 

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Don't see what you are saying here. Laser turrets in Void defence shoot already limitlessly long beams.

 

 

It's not a laser though, it doesn't do laser type damage and doesn't travel at the speed of light. In fact, it doesn't do anything that a laser does. It's not even called "laser", it's called flux. It's probably a plasma cannon of some kind, a plasma beam wound absolutely have a max range.

Because Dera or Supra (deal "laser" damage) are a laser. Yeah right. blobs of sub-sonic glowy stuff.

 

That's just how a guy that did only art classes call stuff. And the "less than light speed" is probably a game engine limitation or dev mistake.

 

Plasma is by definition a ionized GAS, and as all gaseous stuff it lacks the mass to give a kick on impact like a bullet AND the mass to store enough thermal energy to heat up the target. Neon signs have plasma inside when they are turned on.

 

Anything shooting "plasma" is basically a hot air/steam gun. And yes, making blobs with it and shooting the blobs at such slow speeds is equally nonsense.

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