Posted by wars128 on September 5, 2007
Which is better, the Small Laser, or the Machine Gun?
This has ben debated time and time again, tough I have never seen a clear answer. Here is my opinion:
If you can afford the heat, take the small laser. The extra damage and no ammo concerns easily out weigh the extra heat if you can afford it. On the other hand, if your short on heat sinks, but have a lot of extra space, then machine guns are good, but you must not remember the Cardinal Rule of When Mounting Machine Guns: Unless you are mounting an exorbitant number of Machine Guns to your mech, only put in a half ton of ammo. Many older mechs do not heed that rule, and end up having insane amounts of damage done to them by ammunition explosions. The no heat with these guns can balance out the less damage and increased weight due to ammo. But what if you don’t have much weight left, and can’t afford the heat? Well, though luck pal. Then its going to be your choice. and notice that i did not talk about all the ERs, Pulses, Light, Heavy, etc types, this is just a comparison of the two standard types. sorry clanners, I guess this really isn’t that helpful for you. I’ll make it up for yall sometime. Until then,