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Poll: What do you think of the fusion gun?

What do you think of the fusion gun?

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#1 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:46 AM

A note to readers: This is a fair, and balanced poll. This is not meant to spite Cpl. Facehugger in any way. Nope. Not at all. He likes the fusion gun, and that's his choice. It's not like he has to sit there and watch his city, country and planet burn to the ground, while he has nothing but a lousy gun, with an even lousier fusion core.
Er, hem. So, readers, what do you think of the worlds crummiest gun? Is it bad, or what? Please vote, and if you're a friend of Cpl. Facehugger, tell him you picked #1! :wink:
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#2 j'ordos

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:03 AM

useful poll :blink: . I added another option so I could vote too :) (and the other 99% of the board that don't have enforcer :rolleyes: )

Edited by j'ordos, 18 December 2003 - 10:04 AM.

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#3 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for adding those extra options. If forgot about people who didn't have Enforcer. I guess the best option that the Fusion gun can have is completely neutral.
If anyone votes on the last option, :LOL: I think I'll duck and run for cover! :D
Posted Image Haha! I'm now the Supreme Commander of X-COM. Time to kiss Earth goodbye.

My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

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#4 j'ordos

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Posted 18 December 2003 - 04:03 PM

well, cpl has to be able to vote too, hasn't he ;)
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#5 NKF

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 05:12 PM

You will have to pardon me posting this late into the game - but what's wrong with the fusion gun? What about the... er, I forget what it was called. The thermal reduction gun? Ice gun? I'll call it the ice gun for simplicity's sake.

At least with the fusion gun, you can blow away any bosses you just so happen to run across, even if the hundreds of balls do fly everywhere (and get the hundreds of sectoids that spawn all over the place). Every time the enforcer 'accidentally' picked up an ice gun (usually while I'm in the middle of using a superior weapon) I'd mentally rip my hair out.

Even at level 4, it does paltry damage to enemy bosses. You often have to run about like a headless chicken until you can pick up something worthwhile. Against normal enemies, it's okay, but the solid block of ice stays around for a bit too long and really get in your way.

Heck, I can probably do more damage with the Enforcers default laser pistol/autocannon in the same amount of time as I would with the ice gun. It's that bad.

Second time through the game (on the hardest setting, to get to the ethereal), I refused to research the ice gun. It was a worthwhile investment, actually. All the extra data points went into upgrading the other weapons and enforcer upgrades.

Oh, alright, there are better weapons than the fusion gun. But I think the one that deserves the most scorn would still be the ice gun. :)

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Edited by NKF, 28 December 2003 - 05:25 PM.

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#6 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 07:04 PM

<Picks up a fusion gun and starts shooting> "What? Stupid thing jammed again!?! Alright!" <Starts beating those annoying sectoids to death with his now useless fusion gun>

:)

Don't worry, I don't really take offense to much really. :)
Although I still perfer the fusion gun to the grenade launcher (mostly due to range, and the look of the gun. ;))
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Posted 30 December 2003 - 02:56 PM

Yeah, the fusion gun looks pretty nice, but you just can't go on an unbridled rampage with it, which you can do with the grenade launcher.
The grenade launcher is like a giant snow plow- everything in your path gets obliterated, even the biggest of baddies. And you can't deny the great thrill of jumping around, doing bombing raids with 40-50 grenades. :explode: Much more fun than nukes, it is.

The Ice gun is much better than the flame thrower. At least the aliens don't do so much damage to you when you get cornered with it, compared to the gentle blue flame of watered down alcohol. Its an okay "run-away!" weapon, at least. :wink:
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My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 04:08 PM

Its suprising that 3 people have voted "i am cpl. facehugger"....

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 04:57 PM

Impersonators!
I'm only partially inactive. :P I can still be reached at cpl.facehugger@gmail.com, and via PM. Preferably the former.

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#10 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 08:13 AM

Think of it this way, mimicing someone is the sincerest form of flattery.
Posted Image Haha! I'm now the Supreme Commander of X-COM. Time to kiss Earth goodbye.

My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

FMIX-The General Stores

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:30 PM

I Don't know what a fusion gun is. Or are you talking about the pulse gun?

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:07 PM

I Don't know what a fusion gun is. Or are you talking about the pulse gun?

was that really worth bumping a 5 month old topic?

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#13 Extralucas

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:22 PM

Says the one who said in another thread that there's nothing wrong in bumping old topic... :P

Personally I don't know what fusion gun is, nor am I Cpl. Facehugger. Strangely, we've got 4 Cpl. Facehuggers around...
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:57 PM

I Don't know what a fusion gun is. Or are you talking about the pulse gun?

A fusion gun is the one that shoots the little purple balls.

And yes, there are four of me running around. Haven't you ever wondered how I got 3000+ posts?
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:59 PM

Says the one who said in another thread that there's nothing wrong in bumping old topic... :P


Thats CTDs! the alien origins wern't finnished! They were JUST as importent as the ones in the front. :master: (<-me slamming my head into the floor)

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