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Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 26 April 2016, 03:15
by Colcut
How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 26 April 2016, 04:25
by Magni
All macro upgrades only apply to the macro component and all lance upgrades apply only to the lance component.

I generally wouldn't bother much with weapons upgrades on ship with mixed armament and instead go for speed and survivability on ships like the Lunar or Slaughter.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 26 April 2016, 04:47
by Sibiryak
Colcut wrote:How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.


Don't trust the other answer. Try it for yourself on a fresh admiral vs AI.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 26 April 2016, 12:19
by Alexi_Menser
Colcut wrote:How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.


Personally, I believe it depends on what you want the ship to do. If you want it to be a short range brawler maybe upgrade the lances with improved crits, and give the macro's armor piercing.

Basically, just look at a ship you normally equip for one or the other, consider what you want the specific ship to do, then figure out which upgrades are still useful.

e.g. my slaughter has: AP Ammo, +50% Damage vs Shields with Lances, Belt Armour, Emissions Dissapators and Extra Hull Plating.

Thus it is very good at closing the distance unspotted, getting up close and doing as much dps as it can.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 26 April 2016, 14:26
by Avlaen
on the slaughterer AP ammo is still worth it for brawling as its super fast so can close the distance easily.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 30 April 2016, 21:19
by Kashtano
Colcut wrote:How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.


Since I couldn't believe the wiki when it said that both upgrades apply to both parts of the Twin Linked Batteries, I tried it out. Here are the results:

Refined Lenses (lance range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k
Turbo Weaponry (macro range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k
both upgrades: both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k

Summary: Both upgrades work for both parts of the TLB, but they don't stack.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 30 April 2016, 23:14
by Halstead
Kashtano wrote:
Colcut wrote:How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.


Since I couldn't believe the wiki when it said that both upgrades apply to both parts of the Twin Linked Batteries, I tried it out. Here are the results:

Refined Lenses (lance range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k
Turbo Weaponry (macro range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k
both upgrades: both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k

Summary: Both upgrades work for both parts of the TLB, but they don't stack.

Really? Lucifronsun just told me macro upgrades doesn't affect missile pods.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 01 May 2016, 00:30
by Bludfist
Halstead wrote:Really? Lucifronsun just told me macro upgrades doesn't affect missile pods.

missle pods are just visually different macro weapons iirc

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 01 May 2016, 01:03
by clench
Avlaen wrote:on the slaughterer AP ammo is still worth it for brawling as its super fast so can close the distance easily.



Came here to say this.

Re: Twin Linked weapons

Posted: 01 May 2016, 02:11
by Lucifronsun
Bludfist wrote:
Halstead wrote:Really? Lucifronsun just told me macro upgrades doesn't affect missile pods.

missle pods are just visually different macro weapons iirc


The game doesn't consider them to be macro weapons for the purpose of upgrades. Unless it was changed without a patch note.

Kashtano wrote:
Colcut wrote:How do you build them in terms of upgrades
Does range increase translate for both or one only.


Since I couldn't believe the wiki when it said that both upgrades apply to both parts of the Twin Linked Batteries, I tried it out. Here are the results:

Refined Lenses (lance range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k
Turbo Weaponry (macro range upgrade): both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k
both upgrades: both parts of the TLB go from 6k to 9k, missile pod and macro turret go from 6k to 9k

Summary: Both upgrades work for both parts of the TLB, but they don't stack.


Did you check that in game, or on the fleet screen? Because I've used the range upgrades plenty of times thinking the whole weapon was upgraded, and instead nothing was increased in game.