Aw cripes, just found that the plasma pistol is NOT a prerequisite for the plasma rifle on the tech tree. I have changed the text accordingly.
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The [plasma rifle] is the Alien-equivalent of the [light rifle], and it is a staple weapon in their arsenal
. Powerful, fast, and accurate, this rifle the [plasma rifle] vastly
Terran weaponry counterpart
in every category, but at a steep price
; the construction its manufacturing process of a
is significantly more time-consuming and
more expensive to us
than that of a the
[light rifle]. Nevertheless, the [plasma rifle]'s versatility makes it quite This weapon is also very versatile, and is very
suitable for use as a for
close quarters weapon
, long range support
, or and
The [plasma rifle] itself
the hallmarks of plasma technology – anterior magneto-dynamic prongs, lateral feeder tubes, strategically placed high-capacity heat sinks,
and the grip-glove favored by Alien physiologies. A handle attached near the front of the weapon allows for increased stability and accuracy. Although t
he weapon can be fired with one hand
, but due to the size of the weapon,
accuracy is significantly reduced when it is
used in this manner. The burst mode is capable of dealing considerable damage in a short time firing three deadly shots in rapid succession
; the incredible heat from mere glancing shots and possibility of demolecularization from direct hits make the [plasma rifle] a formidable weapon indeed.Changed the "considerable damage in a short time" because the plasma rifle is still deadly when it isn't on burst mode. Demolecularization doesn't automatically imply atomic fission; it just means molecules are broken up into their component atoms.
The three-prong design and longer barrel offer increased accuracy, collimation, and plasma capacity over the
smaller [plasma pistol]
, and the larger plasma generation chamber allows for more powerful blasts. The [plasma rifle] is suitable for a variety of functions;
its light weight allows it to be carried by agents with average to sub-average or less than average
physical strength, but in spite of this,
powerful enough to take down most Aliens creatures with only a few hits. As a close quarters weapons
, the [plasma rifle]'s enhanced damage is its
most significant advantage over its smaller cousins is its enhanced damage over the [plasma pistol], as both since these
weapons seem to
have comparable rates of fire
. At longer ranges, the weapon performs admirably as well, though it lacks
the penetrating power of heavier Alien weapons. The clip for the [plasma rifle] itself is similar to those of other plasma-based weaponry, but analysis of its contents will require separate research. The clip appears to contain two different solutions, and preliminary analysis suggests the presence of Xenium in one compartment.
With the advent of an X-Corps-manufacturable version of the [plasma rifle]
, it is highly recommended that the X-C
orps augment its arsenal to take advantage of the superior capabilities of plasma weaponry and relegate its less advanced weaponry to non-critical missions. However, due of our inability to manufacture Xenium-122, plasma-based weaponry should not be used recklessly, and it would be wise to stock
several non-Xenium intensive weapons for emergencies.
"I hafta admit, firin' great gobs of green energy took some gettin' used to. I mean, y' press th' trigger- click! - an' suddenly you've got Alien flambe. Lost my appetite afte' that one... well, fer a few minutes, at least."
- Private Gabby "Big Belly" Gottlieb Fluff subject to change.
Edited by Astyanax, 11 March 2005 - 11:13 AM.