I have no problem with synthetic diamonds. Let's make sure we're all on the same page, so to speak. This is what I understand to be true with the laser weapons (sorry if I'm being repetitive):
- the laser core material is the same throughout all the laser weapons
- the laser amplifier is a synthetic diamond lens
(?) and found in the laser rifle, heavy laser (this text currently mentions a diamond "prism"), laser cannon, and laser XCAP (might need to be added here).
These are ideas that I'm leaning towards:
- the laser core material will be mentioned in the Laser Weapons Systems CT, and because all laser systems derive from that research, the laser core material does not
need to be mentioned in each laser text
- Since all texts (except the laser pistol) already mention an amplifier, we could either 1.) simplify and make all lasers have amplifiers, and add the details to the Laser Weapons Systems CT instead of each text, or for believability (imho), 2.) remove the amplifier from the "weaker" lasers (the laser rifle and heavy laser), and save it for the really powerful lasers (the laser cannon and laser XCAPs).
These ideas don't need to be implemented; I just wanted to voice them.
Edited by Astyanax, 16 May 2005 - 11:30 AM.