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Post by buddahcjcc » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:14 am

What are Meason Beams and Meason shields? Ive seen them used all over the boards... are they a certain type ogf shield & beam that is nicknamed meason (for some reason) or is it a tech that I just havent seen yet? Ive run quite a few games to full tech now but I dont remember seeing anything called Meason

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Post by cathexis » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:23 am

Meson beams are the second to top large turret beam weapon, and the highest damaging weapon in that tree. Graviton beams do less damage but are also tractors, hence being the last weapon in the non-fixed beam progression.

Meson shields are an option for shield sections that replaces the standard shielding system with a field that is impenitrable to beam weapons. They block all fixed beams, large beams (except for graviton and tractor beams I believe), and phasers. However, they provide no protection against any other weapons, meaning they are something of a risky endeavour to use since shield sections aren't terribly well armed or armored.
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Post by dark trooper » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:46 pm

Yeah cathexis hit the definition of meson shields and beams right on. If you want to try them out play liir they have the best chance of getting them both.
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Post by bakersman » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:24 pm

just wondering what is the chance of gettin meson shields? i love playing as the liir and abusing the hell out of beams but i would cry if an anemy fleet came at me with meson shields

also a liir barage cruser with meson shields would be a deadly opponent with the amount of beams they already have

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Post by Jedi005 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:15 pm

Check this post. It has a link to a graphic that will let you see the chances of getting each Tech.
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Post by Glacialis » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:57 pm

The textual description of gravitons says that it hits all ship sections at once. I think this may be true, since sections don't pop like they do with mesons, but the ship still dies in good time.

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