Laser Sights On Guns

Agent_Orange1Agent_Orange1 Members Join Date: 2002-11-13 Member: 8375Posts: 20
I was playing on one of the beta test servers, and they have the laser sights activated.

Now I was playing Aliens and the Lasers really do help us out. It was quite easy to tell how many and from what direction the enemy was coming, the lasers gave it all away. I think they look cool, but tactically they are really quite a hindrance to the marines.

When Playing the marines we would usually run to the waypoint with the knife activated so as not to give our position away.
Switching to a gun quickly after a suprise attack is a pain though.

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  • SpectracidePAK9SpectracidePAK9 Members Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7336Posts: 47
    I found that they lagged behind the actuall crosshair position and increased pings. More of an annoyance then a feature to me.
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  • AgentOrangeAgentOrange Members Join Date: 2002-11-18 Member: 9244Posts: 575 Advanced user
    This isn't related, but nice name. Do you use that when you play too? tounge.gif

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  • ShingyBoyShingyBoy Members Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9086Posts: 167
    beta test servers? wot is that? is it like all the upcoming new stuff that is being tested to see if its good or not kind of thing?
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  • nnynny Members Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7440Posts: 25
    I commented on this on another thread (which I can't find) and Flayra dismissed the 'beta server' notion, which I called the lanvancouver servers as well since they list 1.02b3 and such when you log in.

    Flayra seemed to suggest the lasers where specific to the lanvancouver servers, not NS's main code.
  • ShingyBoyShingyBoy Members Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9086Posts: 167
    i c will laser sights actually become official in the game tho?
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  • Agent_Orange1Agent_Orange1 Members Join Date: 2002-11-13 Member: 8375Posts: 20
    edited November 2002
    thx _nny.

    It was on the lanVancouver server.

    And I hope the lasers don't stay around.

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    Flayra seemed to suggest the lasers where specific to the lanvancouver servers, not NS's main code.


    It would be good if that ment that Flayra is not inclined to put them in officially.

    ps. if they were gonna stay, maybe make them reveal cloaked aliens... or something usefull.
  • ShingyBoyShingyBoy Members Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9086Posts: 167
    wots so annoying about lasers i guess the fact u can become easily sighted is one thing but if ur a long way away its actually useful
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  • Shadowdragon1Shadowdragon1 Members Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8919Posts: 27
    The crosshairs already do that job , I see no point in giving yourself away and lagging the server just to look cool whilst you move around as a Marine .
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  • DaxxDaxx Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-04-16 Member: 460Posts: 1,606 Fully active user
    Plus the fact that the lasers were really laggy. They wern't useful at all, and gave away the marines postion and orientation very easily, espicially in dark areas. While it may look "cool" it has not functional counterpart, and actually harms the marines.
  • WheatevoWheatevo Members Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9074Posts: 55
    More importantly, how in the hell is the laser that visible? Wouldn't you just be able to see the dot somewhat like a laser pointer? Unless there is quite a bit of dust or some kind of like particle in the ships, I doubt that there would even be a beam.
  • athodydathodyd Members Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7759Posts: 11
    Well, there is the nanostuff and bacteria floating around to illuminate the beam, but I can't see why we would need the beam itself actually there instead of just a dot.

    I can see how a laser would be useful if NS was REAL... when you wouldn't have a crosshair besides the iron sights and you could aim with just your arms and not your whole body. Of course, if NS was real you'd have a lot more to worry about than being picky about your aim. I can also see how a simple dot and an HUD crosshair would be useful in the game, because it would allow you to judge distance (and to some degree movement) in dark areas. However, the pistol is the only gun thats really dot-accurate (who in his right mind would put a laser sight on a shotgun?) so as an aid to actual accuracy it's useless.

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  • SnappleSSnappleS Members Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9073Posts: 93
    QUOTE (Spectracide[PAK9] @ Nov 19 2002, 02:16 PM)
    I found that they lagged behind the actuall crosshair position and increased pings. More of an annoyance then a feature to me.

    Of course the laser lags dude, it's server-side, not client side like the crosshair. Where the laser is is where (to the server) you're really aiming.
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