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xanarr
Posted - 2006.08.03 10:39:00 - [1]
 

Hi All,

Noob Question!

I put a laser turret on my executioner and got involved in sc**** but the thing wouldn't fire. Do I need crystals for these weapons? Can they not fire without (like the civvy gatlin)?

Only been in 'verse a couple of days, theres a lot to take in!!

inSpirAcy
The Solopwnmobiles
Asomat Drive Yards
Posted - 2006.08.03 10:43:00 - [2]
 

Yup, they need a crystal. You can find them on the market under Ships & Equipment -> Ammunition & Charges -> Laser Crystals -> Standard -> Small (all from memory from forgive me if it's slightly off!).

Each crystal has a different range and damage; short range crystals (like Multifrequency and Gamma) are high damage while long range crystals (like Microwave and Radio) are low damage. You can see those figures by clicking on the Information button or by right-clicking and choosing Show Info if you have one already.

Keep a set of each type you want in your cargo bay and you can change them on the fly, by right-clicking the gun and selecting a new crystal. They switch in a second or two so you can choose the best one for your current range.

Happy flying!

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2006.08.03 10:43:00 - [3]
 

Yes, you will need crystals. Crystals are ammos. Civ guns are special.

Alliaanna Dalaii
Gallente
the undivided
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2006.08.03 10:49:00 - [4]
 

Aye crystals are Amarr's form of ammo (well cap is really... but anyway)

Try to get something like...

Multifrequency - close Range ammo, halves your optimum range
ultraviolet - 12.5% range reduction I think ? Dmg increase
Microwave - Not the longest range crystal (Radio) but it does a little thermal dmg as well as Em.

Try to get each, they will never run out.

Alliaanna

xanarr
Posted - 2006.08.03 10:54:00 - [5]
 

Thanks guys, I should really find these things out first before nearly being pwned by a bunch of drones!!

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2006.08.03 11:01:00 - [6]
 

long time ago before the standart crystals came you could shoot lasers without them crystals.



....this was a long time ago, and yes you need crystals now.

Wodin Drukvik
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2006.08.03 16:56:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Alliaanna Dalaii
Aye crystals are Amarr's form of ammo (well cap is really... but anyway)

Try to get something like...

Multifrequency - close Range ammo, halves your optimum range
ultraviolet - 12.5% range reduction I think ? Dmg increase
Microwave - Not the longest range crystal (Radio) but it does a little thermal dmg as well as Em.



Ultraviolet is -12.5% range, yes.

If you're flying a frigate-class ship, it's useful to pick ranges you intend to engage at and then solve backwards from your guns to what crystal you need.

Another useful crystal, particularly if you're doing cap-intensive tanking, is the Standard. It has no range penalty, middling damage, and most importantly a -45% cap use change, making firing lasers with decent ship/Controlled Bursts levels very efficient.


 

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