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Old February 5 2009, 02:55 PM   #20
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: So, Pulse weapons.

JNG wrote: View Post
PluckyNinja wrote: View Post
Federation ships commonly will have blue beams, Romulan ships red beams.
Futuroms should have green

Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
It would certainly make more sense for the handheld phasers since they were always trained on a single spot anyway. I always thought it would be cool to see the beams used to their full potential sweeping after their targets.
Which also points up the dramatic flaw in using steady-beam hand-held weapons like that: the shooter should never miss the target, any more than you can miss with a flashlight. Yeah, the beam's very narrow but you can see exactly where it's going and simply follow as you would when pointing your finger at something.
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