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What is your favorite PD weapon

Laser PD
19
40%
Gauss PD
8
17%
Light emitters are the only weapon I'll ever need
12
25%
SINCE WHEN HAVE PD WEAPONS BEEN IN THE DEMO!? I'VE NEVER SEEN THEM IN THE TECH TREE!!!!!
9
19%
 
Total votes: 48

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What is your favorite PD weapon?

Post by the_ubernoob » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:03 pm

I like Gauss PD. Laser PD appears to be more accurate and better suited to intercepting ICBMs and destroyer launched missiles, but Gauss guns seem to do more damage and are better suited to shooting down asteroids and Bio-Missiles/shuttles.

Plus Gauss PD just looks cooler (reminds me of that scene in BSG when eveyone was trying to shoot down the nukes before they could hit the Galactica)
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Post by Elethiomel » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:17 pm

I like Laser PD best for my fleets, so that's what I voted. I tend to put half Laser and half Gauss PD on my defsats, though, so as to have a decent shot at biomissiles and assault shuttles while still being effective against missiles.
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Post by TheDeadlyShoe » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:47 pm

I like em both really. I tend to use one as 'standard' PD and one as 'dedicated' PD. Like on point defense mission ships or defence platforms i'd put Gauss PD and on combat ships i'd use laser PD. Or vice versa.
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Post by Emperor Zog » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:12 am

Never got any PD techs, but always managed to make do.
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Post by castewar » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:16 am

I'd vote, but my favorite isn't on the list (bwah-ha-ha-ha)
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Post by Ozymandias » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:29 am

You and your point defense phasers!

My favorite is gauss, it reminds me of the rail guns from stargate sg-1 and stargate atlantis.

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Post by Breniir » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:23 am

Gauss PD. The sound is great, and it seems to fire a tad faster than lasers. I tried full emitters in some games, and the rate of fire is too slow to be great at shooting down multiple missiles.



I like how either of the PD weapons will try to blow up bio missile or assault shuttle while its still onboard a destroyer. Unless I'm the one trying to take out the planet, that is!
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Post by Wyvern » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:48 am

A combination - the more special effects and glowing stuff flying around everywhere the better! :)
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Post by Avatar_Squadron » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:06 am

Im with caste on this one. Phasers for the win!
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Post by Faenaris » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:41 am

Are those phasers that good? I'm looking forward to those in the full game. :)

I haven't had PD yet (it has shown up once, but I didn't research it yet), but I would go for laser PD. I keep the Gauss for the real action. :) I wished I had Bursters though. Those things would kick destroyers around like Chuck Norris kicks ... euhm, everyone around. :)

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Post by Ari » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:27 am

I like emitter PD. It's incredibly amusing when it arcs off onto the next missile, or even better, onto an enemy target :D
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Post by Scavinger » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:58 pm

I'm with Ari on this one. Emitters. They never miss either. And when a swarm is incoming, you seem to have a better chance at getting most or all of them.

Add to that, the fact that when I get in close orbit with the enemy planet, lightning rains down on the surface. Bwahahahaa!

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Post by Xentax » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:20 pm

As others have said, laser PD on most ships, with some Gauss PD on defsats and the PD-mission ships.

I've yet to get emitters :(

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Post by Spoon » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:24 pm

Light emitters, the ultimate anti torp weapon.
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Post by the_ubernoob » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:16 pm

Perhaps I should have labeled the poll "What's your favorite demo PD weapon?"
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