Jaycemonde Posted July 26, 2014 Share Posted July 26, 2014 (edited) Edit: Because some people just don't get the point. THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION ABOUT CHANGING DAMAGE TYPES THIS IS A SUGGESTION FOR MAKING THE SERRO LOOK LIKE IT CAN CUT THINGS APART BY OVERRIDING THE VISUAL DAMAGE EFFECTS THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION ABOUT CHANGING DAMAGE TYPES So stop discussing that. Thanks. The Serro. A three-headed super-heated power ax used to cut through the hulls and infrastructural beams of starships. Serro is literally "I cut" in Latin, and it is the origin of "Serrate" and "Serration", which both involve slicing things open. But the Serro does NOT cut. It does not open things up. It is effectively a glorified cattle prod. This is because only weapons that do slash damage can cause those beloved messy deaths Warframe is known for. A Lato--an exceedingly weak starting weapon--with a slash damage mod can cut a Grineer Lancer in half, take arms and legs off of Corpus crewmen, and turn the Infested into chunky salsa. The Orthos Prime, which looks like a ceremonial Elven weapon from a PG-13 action-adventure movie, is capable of painting an entire room red in seconds. But the gigantic three-headed power tool can't even turn a level one Butcher into two slightly smaller Butchers. Notice the part where it's a three-headed powered ax used to cut starships up. Now I get where the lore and gameplay supposedly intersect. It does a ludicrous amount of electricity damage, which means it eats robots for breakfast. Robots = mechanical. Starships also = mechanical. But you don't cut through three solid feet of carbon steel (or whatever the Grineer and Corpus use to make the hulls on their ships) with a bedtime electrical toy. You'd use superheated steel, or maybe lasers. I'm not asking for the one niche role that the Serro fills in gameplay to be changed, because that's pretty unreasonable even if this is a ridiculous problem for it to have in the first place. All I ask is for a mediocre amount of slash damage to be introduced. Ten points' worth. Five points. ONE point. Give us something to work with. Even that one point would turn it into the Barbarian Rage-enabled ball of fun we all know weaponized power tools are supposed to be. Even if you can't somehow justify adding slash damage with that, at least make some kind of exception in the game's code that forces slash damage visuals for it! I'm sure I speak for everyone who owns this otherwise fabulous piece of machinery when I say we're sick and tired of feeling like we're trying to live inside of a Dreamworks movie while everyone else laughs at us and churns their way through a happy tunnel of meat and rage. Edited July 27, 2014 by Jaycemonde Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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