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    Alien Beam Weapon


    I don't know what state the development of alien weaponry is at but I had a suggestion (should you be looking for more variety) for an alien weapon.

    Basically it would be modelled around the concept of a burst fire machine gun. However, instead of firing three separate projectiles, it streams a beam (the equivalent length of three laser bursts) towards the same point. Obviously this would be a heavy weapon which if on target would be deadly but would lack the spread fire of an actual burst fire weapon.

    I presume that you already have an alien equivalent of the machine gun, but obviously a beam gun would be uber cool.

    I don't know what the practicality of such a weapon would be like but I just thought I'd put it out there all the same. It would be nice if the alien weapons weren't just masked equivalents of the Xenonaught weaponry.


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    Sure would cut down on those wtfreaction shots that come at you after you land one grazing shot on an alien that fails to make the kill.

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    Would be nice. But we've got no idea how an alien 'Plasma Cannon' or whatever would even fire at this point.

    I'd still like the lasers to fire beams rather than bolts though.
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