mistervec wrote:I've got a question that has, perhaps, been answered elsewhere:
What's the deal with the odd, slower-than-light pulsed "lasers" in SotS Prime? Are they actually supposed to be lasers, or is this one of those "package of cohesive laser energy" things like they used in Wing Commander to explain why your "laser" was depicted as a blue ball?
Also: from a game play standpoint they work just fine, so I'm not asking that anything be changed to appeal to my sense of order. I'm also curious as to why they are called "lasers" instead of "blasters" or "pulse guns" or something.
This always bugged me too... why not just use a bunch of very short duration beamer effects? The photon torpedoes already seem to be the Wing Commander type explanation, so wtf