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Posted - 2007.07.16 00:40:00 - [1]

I dont get it... the 150mm RailgunI says 1hp termal damage and the 200mm says 0.7hp thermal damage, does this mean that the only diference bitwin the sizes of the railguns is the optimal range?? if i want more damage i stay with the 150mm? or am i missing something here. thks

Shiken Kan
Posted - 2007.07.16 00:45:00 - [2]

erm i don't really understnad what you're saying there, but the difference between the guns is way more than range-

they are
range: bigger better
tracking: smaller better
damage multiplier : bigger better
ammo damage: bigger better
resolution: smaller better

so unless you shoot at small and/or fast ships the bigger gun will deal more damage while the smaller is better suited for antifrig usage etc.
oh and don't forget that you get a damage bonus for your weapon skill.

Species 5618
Posted - 2007.07.16 00:49:00 - [3]

Heat damage means the damage the module takes when you overheat it. The damage type is Thermal, not Heat.

But actually, if you look, you'll see that railguns of different sizes have identical damage mods; this is because the medium ammo does twice as much damage as the small ammo, and large ammo does twice as much as medium ammo. I.e. they still do more damage even with the same damage mod.

Posted - 2007.07.16 00:50:00 - [4]

The thermal damage youre talking about is about overheating and generally not very important and can be totally ignored.

Atleast until the day youve got Thermodynamics trained, and by then, I believe you will know the difference and meaning of the attribute.

Posted - 2007.07.16 00:50:00 - [5]

oh thks, i wasnt considerating the damage of the ammo

Ishina Fel
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.07.16 00:51:00 - [6]

Edited by: Ishina Fel on 16/07/2007 00:51:39
The thermal damage noted there is not weapon damage. It is the damage that this module will deal to itself and the rest of the highslot rack every so often while active and overheated using the Thermodynamics skill. However, I can see where your confusion comes from.

Guns, with the exception of the civilian newbie weapons, do not do any damage at all.

Instead, they have a damage modifier. The ammunition you load carries the actual damage attribute. Ammunition damage multiplied with the gun's damage modifier equals final damage before resistances.

In this case, The 150mm Railgun I may have a damage modifier of 2.75, while the 200mm Railgun I has one of 2.00. The 200mm gun will still deal more damage, though, because it uses medium size railgun charges as ammunition, whereas the 150mm rail uses small sized charges. Medium charges have twice the base damage output of small charges!

Posted - 2007.07.16 01:02:00 - [7]

ok my doubts are no more thks for the replys they were very helpfull


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