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#1 Blehm 98

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 05:34 PM

[Heavy Plasma]
Perhaps the most remarkable piece of alien technology ever found, the Heavy plasma is interesting in many ways. For example, it is a light enouph weapons even for the weaker soldiers, but it still packs the massive punch of a [rocket] or [high explosive]. It is also highly accurate, giving it the advantage in medium to long range combat. It also has a massive [clip], with almost twice as many rounds as the standard issue [combat rifle]. It also has a 3-round burst mode, unique among the heavy weapons, furthering its combat capabilities. Due to its light weight, however, it also means that the weaker aliens can wield this weapon.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 05:44 PM

Please, tell us how the gun works! What makes it such a badass gun? :)

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:32 PM

I know it's way from being complete, but here it is:

[Heavy Plasma]

Again, the aliens are showing us what they are capable of with a weapon of such firepower and precision. The Heavy plasma is the biggest in the plasma family we’ve encountered so far, and by judging from this one’s yield, we hope that it is the last one. Heavier than its predecessor, the Plasma Rifle, it is still much lighter than a Heavy Laser, which gives this assault weapon a distinct advantage when it comes to precision. Also, it features an auto-shot that normally is found only on rifles.

The Heavy Plasma clip contains twice the amount of rounds than most of its counterpart and is impressively powerful. Easy to manipulate, it is very a formidable weapon to have in all kind of combat situations as soldiers do not have to reload often.

While surely this will become the standard rifle in the ranks of X-Corp, unfortulately we are unable to reproduce this level of technology.

Edited by Arky, 28 May 2004 - 09:36 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 03:55 AM

I know it's way from being complete, but here it is:

[Heavy Plasma]

Again, the aliens are showing us what they are capable of with a weapon of such firepower and precision. The Heavy plasma is the biggest in the plasma family we’ve encountered so far, and by judging from this one’s yield, we hope that it is the last one. Heavier than its predecessor, the Plasma Rifle, it is still much lighter than a Heavy Laser, which gives this assault weapon a distinct advantage when it comes to precision. Also, it features an auto-shot that normally is found only on rifles.

The Heavy Plasma clip contains twice the amount of rounds than most of its counterpart and is impressively powerful. Easy to manipulate, it is very a formidable weapon to have in all kind of combat situations as soldiers do not have to reload often.

While surely this will  become the  standard rifle in the ranks of X-Corp, unfortulately we are unable to reproduce this level of technology.

1)you can reaserch plasma before lasers
2)it would be kind of bad to talk about the other alien weaponry, but "the best that we've seen so far" is good enough.
3)its special auto-shot capacities could be remade, or at least told diffrently.

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 04:32 AM

+ we CAN reproduce it, although it requires precious Xenium.
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:12 AM

Also, the plasma rifle is the equivalent of the standard rifle, not the heavy plasma.
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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:11 AM

Technical part of research-

The inner working of the [heavy plasma] seem very different and radical, compared to the simple working of the [standard rifle]. For example, the [standard rifle] uses a simple method of pulling a trigger, which sets off a charge shooting the bullet out of the gun. But the [heavy plasma], on the other hand, utilizes a complex and intricate system of energy wires and xenium charges, as well as multiple plasma shapers, to even form the plasma, at which point it is accelerated out of the outlet via an incredibly expensive and powerful mass driver system. After that, the end of the barrel is an EMP projecter to keep the plasma along its path, until striking the target. Many x-corps scientist and engineers believe that it does not need to be so complicated, but due to the fact that the aliens are far more advanced than we humans are, they have yet to find a simpler way.

"See this button?" "yeah." "Whatever you do don't touch it." "You mean this one?"*woosh* "I said don't touch it!" "Sorry!"-Captain John Richards using a heavy plasma for the first time with a scientist

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:11 AM

"That scientist guy told me how to use the [heavy plasma], and i wanted to check it out. I took it, and aimed it at the wall... The guy said that i shouldn't trigger it, but i didn't hear him. I didn't think it would go through half of the base and destroy the main computer...it wasn't my fault..."

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 11:02 PM

[Heavy Plasma]

Again, the aliens are showing us what they are capable of with a weapon of such firepower and precision. The Heavy plasma is the largest in the plasma family we’ve encountered so far, and by judging by the amazing yeild of the [heavy plasma], we hope that this is the last one. Heavier than its predecessor, the Plasma Rifle, it is still much lighter than a [Heavy cannon] or the [Autocannon], 2 of the few weapons even remotely matching the [Heavy Plasma] in firepower, which gives this assault weapon a distinct advantage when it comes to precision. Also, it features an auto-shot setting that normally is found only on Assault Rifles, further making this weapons a favorite among weapons testers..

The Heavy Plasma clip contains twice the amount of rounds than most of its counterparts and is impressively powerful, capable of knocking out even the touphest enemies in only a couple hits. Easy to manipulate, it is very a formidable weapon to have in all kind of combat situations as soldiers do not have to reload often.

While surely this will become the standard weapon in the ranks of X-Corp, unfortulately we are unable to reproduce this level of technology, without expending massive amounts of both resources and money.

"What are you guys so scared of, its only a [floater]?"-[Squaddie] Fred Walsh, shortly before being blasted to molecular heck

This is a proofread version of it, and if noone replies by Tommarow, it is becoming the final version

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 01:38 AM

[Heavy Plasma]

Again, the aliens are showing us what they are capable of with a weapon of such firepower and precision. The Heavy plasma is the largest in the plasma family we’ve encountered so far, and by judging by the amazing yeild of the [heavy plasma], we hope that this is the last one. Heavier than its predecessor, the Plasma Rifle, it is still much lighter than a [Heavy cannon] or the [Autocannon], 2 of the few weapons even remotely matching the [Heavy Plasma] in firepower, which gives this assault weapon a distinct advantage when it comes to precision. Also, it features an auto-shot setting that normally is found only on Assault Rifles, further making this weapons a favorite among weapons testers.

The Heavy Plasma clip contains twice the amount of rounds than most of its counterparts and is impressively powerful, capable of knocking out even the toughest enemies in only a couple hits. Easy to manipulate, it is a very formidable weapon to have in all kind of combat situations as soldiers do not have to reload often.

While surely this will become the standard weapon in the ranks of X-Corp, unfortulately we are unable to reproduce this level of technology, without expending massive amounts of both resources and money.

"What are you guys so scared of, its only a [floater]?"-[Squaddie] Fred Walsh, shortly before being blasted to molecular heck.



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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:44 PM

Thanks. Sorry, I sometimes type so fast i put the wrong stuff.
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 02:53 PM

IIRC, the heavy plasma is completely reproducable. A quick online search revealed only the requirement of 1 alien alloy, 122k in funds, and 1000 man-hours.

I can't confirm the accuracy of this by playtesting as I am at work. However, in my memory although the hours are high, it is far from being incredible. 46 engineers would produce the item in less than a day. Although expensive, you can still turn a profit. That sort of thing.

...which means I need to update the plasma rifle if it doesn't require elerium to produce..........

If we are changing these requirements in v1.0, someone please let me know so that I can ensure the plasma rifle reflects the changes correctly.

Anyway, hope this helps.

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:52 AM

At the moment, my computer has decided to be testy and not run X-com...however, I did read the strategy guide that I bought back in the day and confirmed that, in the original game, no elerium or exceptional amount of effort is required to manufacture heavy plasma weapons. Since it is *comparatively* expensive, you might instead say something to the effect of "the high manufacturing cost of this weapon is essentially negated by the large quantities of functional weapons recovered from successful missions. No shortage of weapons is expected, though ammunition can prove troublesome at times since after the first shot is fired the clip must be expended within a short time frame." I had an idea for the mechanics of how that works, but you can leave the expended clip bit out if we fix that and make it rounds-based.

Judging from one of the above posts, it looks as if this is "final," but I think this ought to be addressed before the release.
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Posted 01 July 2004 - 03:14 PM

in the plasma pistol ctd the fluff was:

"...Dr. William Heoung is resigning from head of Plasma Division today citing "personal reasons". His resignation comes as a surprise since it follows incredible breakthroughs with plasma technology. As a colleague and a valuable member of X-corps he will be sorely missed. We trust he has the good sense to remain discreet..."
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So we thought it might be nice to put the secound part of this in another (later) plasma thread:


"Dr. William Heoung was found dead in a Hong Kong appartment yesterday. An expert in the field of experimental weaponary, Dr Heoung has in the past won several awards for ground breaking research and has been a target for private and governmental armament groups. Recently Dr. Heoung has been working for the International organisation "X-corps", assisting against the alien threat. His death comes just a weeks after his resignation for "personal reasons". Police say that although the cause of death is, as yet, unknown but that they are not treating it as suspicious."
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:32 PM

If it's not too late (which it probably is), I'd like to share a concept that I'd just come up with. I know it's not stellar, and nowhere near as comprehensive as those posted above, but I figured I'd give it a shot:

"Central Weapons and Equipment Research and Development, Division 6.
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I think that you'll be pleased to know that our R&D team has finally struck gold with this one, and the results were definitely worth all the time and money we've invested in it. After a good bit of tinkering and doodling, and enough coffee to see us through, we've finally discovered just what makes this strange alien-crafted killing stick tick.

I don't think I've ever come across a weapon that redefines the laws of physics as humankind has known them, but this, Commander, does just that. Using an incredibly complex array of magnetic generators, not to mention a heat displacement system powerful enough to extinguish the energy output of the sun a million and a half times over, this little device is capable of projecting a focused, heated "plasma" blast forward at incredible velocity, all while using only a trite amount of Xenium (sp?).

I suppose I might have gone a couple steps too fast there. In simple terms, this "plasma" I'm referring to happens to be a highly volatile, superheated, semi-liquid substance created by the rapid dissipation of radioactive, chemical-based molecules driven forward along a concentrated (insert alien alloy name here) base.

Powered by an Xenium-enhanced magnetic laser array, a (alloy here again)-cast "shell" is loaded into the weapon through a specially-designed magazine--more on that later, in a seperate report--and primed to fire inside the environmentally-independant (i.e., sealed) "chamber." Upon depressing the trigger, the action slides back, much like Earth-based ballistic weapons no doubt, propelling the alloy cartridge forward and lifting another in its place from the magazine. Here's where the fun begins, you'll see--and pay attention, as we almost lost a member of the research group who was stupid enough not to.

As I was saying, we all know that (alloy name here....again) is a strong, yet incredibly flexible multi-purpose alloy that can be used in a variety of different purposes. But its application here is by far the most interesting I've seen yet. I once worked in the United States' ARGD (Advanced Rail-Gun Development) program, and this piece of technology far overshadows anything we'd ever come up with. The strange thing is, however, simply how alike the two ideas really are, and yet how astonishingly different they ended up. You see, our plan was to use a magnetically-driven system to send a Uranium slug along at high speeds, a brilliant long-range anti-armor weapon no doubt. The aliens, however, have come up with an ingenious "flash-heating" system that turns a simple cudjle into a lethal, energized projectile capable of turning flesh (i.e., us) into charcoal, and turning armor inside-out. I'm sure your men have had the displeasure of witnessing this themselves. Now you see why you should be glad we've figured this out. But anyway, I'll continue.

This is the thing we've had the most trouble with: how do you apply heat and radioactive substance to an object launched at speeds over 500 miles per hour? We had two things come to mind: 1) we build a miniature sun, which was...not going to happen, and 2) we find out just what this little green doohickey inside the rifle's "chassis" did. Needless to say, we went with number two. And we were astonished.

It turns out that this little "green doohickey," as one of our security guards dubbed it, happens to be a highly-developed energy displacement device that runs indefinitely, that's right--permenantly, with a single, small supply of Xenium as its "battery." The displacer is connected to a long, round device resembling the face of a clock. A clock that's non-digital, of course, before you start wondering. Anyway, this little wonder is some sort of advanced particle accelerator, which is powered by the Xenium battery, which in turn powers a very effective radioactive "primer rod," which, finally, ignites a minute "static" (read, highly radioactive electromagetic pulse, for the uninitiated) charge which, you guessed it (didn't you?), applies an electrostatic burst to said particle accelerator, with the particular (alien alloy) slug's electrostatic signature ingrained with it. As no two chunks of (alien alloy) share the same chemical makeup, you know.

Well, I understand that this is a tad complicated, so I'll simplify this. See the diagram [I'm just tossing the "diagram" idea up for future deliberation] to see it in motion. The (alien alloy) is passed through the chamber at incredible speed thanks to a Xenium-powered burst of energy, which travels along a laser-based magnetic grid. There, a vast amount of heat is provided by, of course, the Xenium battery--isn't Xenium great?--and the cartridge climbs to a temperature of, well, put bluntly, it gets about half the maximum temperature of the sun's core. Imagine this coming in contact with a human being. Unsettling, no? But wait, it's not finished yet!

The "plasma" itself comes from this next, final step--a liquid, almost plastic-like fluid generated from a special receptor module inside the rifle coats the searing-hot (alloy) projectile, which by now has pretty much evaporated into a semi-liquid state already. This strange material, generated from a condensed energy matrix, is a plasma-based substance similar to the other alien weapons used against us, but is different in the respects that it is both supercooled before being released, and then "flash-heated" by the incredible energy of the actual projectile passing through. At any rate, the "plasma" is incredibly hot, and applied to the surface of the (alloy), which exits the barrel as an incredibly destructive, dangerous blast of energy, with a trademark whining noise. The round's humble beginnings as (alloy) belie its capability for mass destruction: we've determined that a direct heavy plasma hit can turn a HWP into shredded metal, or can knock out concrete foundations. But the displacement technology makes the plasma cancel its own heat out the second it hits home, meaning you get all the nice, searingly-hot destruction wihout a blast radius or lasting heat. Besides, charred heaps of ash don't do good for alien research efforts, hmm?

But, on a less depressing note, I'm sure it would be incredibly fun to see the look on those little gray/green/purple/whatever faces when they see their own technology used against them. Ah, a shame I'm not coming along.

But still, once we've fully researched and produced magazines for this masterpiece, she's all yours. Do have fun, and be careful to point her in the right way. Wouldn't want to do the aliens' jobs for them, now would we?

--Dr. Springfield, head of Weapons Research Division 6."

Edited by The Master Maniac, 21 July 2004 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:02 PM

Someone else has to deal with it. Since i don't have access(glares at administrators) to my own proofread files(glares again at administrators) I can't do anything(glares at administrators one final time)
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:10 PM

Wow, those administrators. :huh?:

Ah well, that was more or less just for fun anyway. ^_^

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:01 AM

Very Nice. You two should combine the best of both of your entries. That would be cool.

I'll give it a more in-depth examination when I get home from work later today.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:42 PM

Oh, well sure. Thanks for the input. Of course I realize that entry seems more fitting for a research report than, rather, an inventory-based description, but I'd like to hear any suggestions.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 04:14 AM

All of the "I" and other first-person references don't seem to fit the register (style) begin used in the rest of the X-Net :/

Instead of "I worked on the rail gun program, and compared to the heavy plasma cannon..." you could have "Compared with the results of the rail gun program, the heavy plasma cannon..."

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 05:14 AM

........

I suppose I might have gone a couple steps too fast there. In simple terms, this "plasma" I'm referring to happens to be a highly volatile, superheated, semi-liquid substance created by the rapid dissipation of radioactive, chemical-based molecules driven forward along a concentrated (insert alien alloy name here) base.

..............

We had two things come to mind: 1) we build a miniature sun, which was...not going to happen, and 2) we find out just what this little green doohickey inside the rifle's "chassis" did. Needless to say, we went with number two. And we were astonished.

.........

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Just a few nitpicks :D please don't take to heart.

In the first quoted paragraph above, "chemical-based molecules" sounds a bit weird to me. Chemistry is the study of molecules. The word "chemical" is normally used to refer to a collection of molecules, with the connotation that they are in the liquid state.

In the second, a "miniature sun" doesn't seem to be that far off. A Tokamak reactor has been described as such. Basically a fusion reactor that is contained using a magnetic field (no matter could withstand the temperature of the plasma).

A "plasma" is an ionized and macroscopically neutral gas with sufficient amount of free charges to make electromagnetic forces important to its macroscopic behavior. It is sometimes called the fourth state of matter.

Anyway, that's just a tech-note.

BTW, wonderful writeup, Master Maniac... great imagination.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:41 AM

:huh: Tokamek reactor...?

LOL, yeah--so much for credibility, huh? I'll admit that my immediate knowledge of physics and such is somewhat lacking. Perhaps if I wasn't always playing Front Mission in physics class, that wouldn't be a problem... ^_^

Thanks for pointing that out for me, though--think I should restructure those parts? Or rewrite the whole thing perhaps?

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:44 AM

All of the "I" and other first-person references don't seem to fit the register (style) begin used in the rest of the X-Net :/

Instead of "I worked on the rail gun program, and compared to the heavy plasma cannon..." you could have "Compared with the results of the rail gun program, the heavy plasma cannon..."

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Yikes--I forgot about that whole 3rd person consistancy thing. Now it definitely needs a rewrite. But hey, this is my first submission, y'know? :rolleyes:

Very well--I'll see if I can make it sound any better. I'll be back with a changed version soon. Thanks for the input.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:53 AM

Cpl facehugger, i thought you were too young to get a job. (i really wanna help, but i can't, due to the fact i can't access my proofread files*glares at administrators*)
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 11:45 AM

"Central Weapons and Equipment Research and Development, Division 6.
Internal Report.

We think that you'll be pleased to know that our R&D team has finally struck gold with this one, and the results were definitely worth all the time and money we've invested in it. After a good bit of tinkering and doodling, and enough coffee to see us through, we've finally discovered just what makes this strange alien-crafted killing stick tick.

The last thing we expected was to come across a weapon that redefines the laws of physics as humankind has known them, but this, Commander, does just that. Using an incredibly complex array of magnetic generators, not to mention a heat displacement system powerful enough to extinguish the energy output of the sun a million and a half times over, this little device is capable of projecting a focused, heated "plasma" blast forward at incredible velocity, all while using only a trite amount of Xenium (sp?).

Before we continue, I suppose it's best to reiterate. In simple terms, this "plasma" we're referring to happens to be a multiscale, gaseous array of charged conductive particles, neutrons, and variable energy fields working for a collective effect. In this case, that effect is forming a superheated focus of pure energy put forward in the form of a projectile, actuated by a dense, charged plasma sheath. The destructive capability inherent in such a form of condensed energy is quite startling. Just look at what we've discovered:

The rifle itself is based slightly upon earth technology, unlike several other variations of alien weaponry we've seen in action so far, as, from what we've discovered about this particular model, it is the only alien weapon that relies on a fixed "shell" as a ammunition base.

Powered by an Xenium-enhanced magnetic laser array, a (alloy here again)-cast "shell" is loaded into the weapon through a specially-designed magazine--more on that later, in a seperate report--and primed to fire inside the environmentally-independant (i.e., sealed) "chamber." Upon depressing the trigger, the action slides back, much like Earth-based ballistic weapons no doubt, propelling the alloy cartridge forward and lifting another in its place from the magazine. Here's where the fun begins, you'll see--and pay attention, as we almost lost a member of the research group who was stupid enough not to.

We all know that (alloy name here....again) is a strong, yet incredibly flexible multi-purpose alloy that can be used in a variety of different purposes. But its application here is by far the most interesting this team has seen yet. Looking at the United States' ARGD (Advanced Rail-Gun Development) program, this piece of technology far overshadows anything they'd ever come up with. The strange thing is, however, simply how alike the two ideas really are, and yet how astonishingly different they ended up. You see, the US Army's plan was to use a magnetically-driven system to send a Uranium slug along at high speeds, a brilliant long-range anti-armor weapon to be sure. The aliens, however, have come up with an ingenious "flash-heating" system that turns a simple cudjle into a lethal, energized projectile capable of turning flesh (i.e., us) into charcoal, and turning armor inside-out. It goes without saying that your men have most likely had the displeasure of witnessing this themselves. Now you see why you should be glad we've figured this out.

This is the thing we've had the most trouble with: how do you apply heat and radioactive substance to an object launched at speeds over 500 miles per hour? We had two things come to mind: 1) we build a miniature sun small enough to work in a sealed, harmonically-resonated rifle, and 2) we find out just what this little green doohickey inside the rifle's "chassis" did. Needless to say, we went with number two. And we were astonished.

It turns out that this little "green doohickey," as one of our security guards dubbed it, happens to be a highly-developed energy displacement device that runs indefinitely, that's right--permenantly, with a single, small supply of Xenium as its "battery." The displacer is connected to a long, round device resembling the face of a clock. A clock that's non-digital, of course, before you start wondering. Anyway, this little wonder is some sort of advanced particle accelerator, which is powered by the Xenium battery, which in turn powers a very effective radioactive "primer rod," which, finally, ignites a minute "static" (read, highly radioactive electromagetic pulse, for the uninitiated) charge which, you guessed it (didn't you?), applies an electrostatic burst to said particle accelerator, with the particular (alien alloy) slug's electrostatic signature ingrained with it. As no two chunks of (alien alloy) share the same chemical makeup, you know.

Well, I understand that this is a tad complicated, so there's perhaps some need for simplification. See the diagram [I'm just tossing the "diagram" idea up for future deliberation] to see it in motion. The (alien alloy) is passed through the chamber at incredible speed thanks to a Xenium-powered burst of energy, which travels along a laser-based magnetic grid. A charged static "containment shield" keeps the weapon's innards from turning into a gelatinous mass from the immense heat as the projectile moves forward. There, a vast amount of heat is provided by, of course, the Xenium battery--ah, the wonders of extraterrestrial mineral compounds--and the cartridge climbs to a temperature of, well, put bluntly, it gets to about half the maximum temperature of the sun's core. Imagine this coming in contact with a human being. Unsettling, no? But wait, it's not finished yet!

The "plasma" itself comes from this next, final step--a gaseous shealth of pure, multiscaled energy generated from a special receptor module inside the rifle melds with the searing-hot (alloy) projectile, which by now has pretty much evaporated into a semi-liquid state already. This strange take on particle evaporation, generated from a condensed energy matrix (usually laser-based, but we've noticed strange variations in a couple special models found on leaders and such), is a plasma-based substance similar to the other alien weapons used against us, but is different in the respects that it is both supercooled before being released, and then "flash-heated" by the incredible energy of the actual projectile passing through. At any rate, the "plasma" is incredibly hot, and applied to the surface of the (alloy), which exits the barrel as an incredibly destructive, dangerous blast of energy, with a trademark whining noise. The round's humble beginnings as (alloy) belie its capability for mass destruction: we've determined that a direct heavy plasma hit can turn a Heavy Weapons Platform into shredded metal, or can knock out concrete foundations. But the displacement technology makes the plasma cancel its own heat out the second it hits home, meaning you get all the nice, searingly-hot destruction without a blast radius or lasting heat. Besides, charred heaps of ash don't do good for alien research efforts, hmm?

But, the general consensus here is that it would be incredibly fun to see the look on those little gray/green/purple/whatever faces when they see their own technology used against them. Too bad we're paid to fiddle with portable thermonuclear devices and such, instead of wasting hostile aliens. A pity.

But still, once we've fully researched and produced magazines for this masterpiece, she's all yours. The technology is reproducable, though the process is somewhat costly and a trace amount of Xenium is required, so within a few months time, this could become standard equipment. Please do thank the alien invaders for sharing their technology with us, should you get the opportunity. Have fun, and be careful to point her in the right way. Wouldn't want to do the aliens' jobs for them, now would we?

--Dr. Springfield, head of Weapons Research Division 6."

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:40 AM

The last thing we expected was to come across a weapon that redefines the laws of physics as humankind has known them, but this, Commander, does just that.


The direct address to the player seems equally as off as the first-person register. Sorry to nitpick on that- I really like the CONTENT of the entry, but everything else so far has been a bit more formal- like the equivilent of giving a technical explaination to someone who you don't know exactly how to address :D I'd try:

The last thing we expected was to come across a weapon that redefines the laws of physics as humankind has known them, but this, Commander, does just that. , but this device seems to be the exception that proves the rule.


(the "as humankind knows them" is kinda implied :D This is an X-Net entry, not an alien journal :D )

Before we continue, I suppose it's best to reiterate.


First-person register again :( Think passive or intransitive sentences. "In case you are not familiar with previous technology dealing with plasma, it can be described in simple terms as..."

The rifle itself is based slightly upon earth technology, unlike several other variations of alien weaponry we've seen in action so far, as, from what we've discovered about this particular model, it is the only alien weapon that relies on a fixed "shell" as a ammunition base.


Based on earth technology? :D That implies they've been abducting us to find out how our weapons work. Perhaps: "The rifle itself bears astounding similarity to our own designs, employing a foreign, but recognisable type of fixed "shell" as an ammunition base."

and primed to fire inside the environmentally-independant (i.e., sealed) "chamber."


It's worth just saying "sealed." Although these are top-level scientists, they also have to work with the best soldiers Earth has to offer, so they'll be used to explaining things in very small words. (in some cases words like "point stick. pull small stick. Big end go boom." :D )

We all know that (alloy name here....again) is a strong, yet incredibly flexible multi-purpose alloy


You're telling us, so obviously we don't know :) Just say "[Alloy] is a strong and incredibly flexible multi-purpose alloy..." Avoid those pesky words that don't really add anything so that your writing keeps the punch that it had when it was in first-person :D

This is the thing we've had the most trouble with: how do you apply heat and radioactive substance to an object launched at speeds over 500 miles per hour? We had two things come to mind: 1) we build a miniature sun small enough to work in a sealed, harmonically-resonated rifle, and 2) we find out just what this little green doohickey inside the rifle's "chassis" did. Needless to say, we went with number two. And we were astonished.


"We" is also first person. Avoid it like you avoid "I" :) Perhaps:

"The greatest difficulty so far has been how to apply heat and radioactive substance to an object launched at speeds of over 500 miles per hour? There were two possibilities open to the research team: Firstly, building a miniature sun small enough to work in a sealed, harmonically-resonated rifle. Or secondly, finding out just what the strange green device inside the rifle's frame actualy did.

The preliminary results of the second method were astonishing..."



It looks like this one might take a few re-writes- I think you've got the direction and most of the content down fine, it's just your register slips into being informal too often ^_^ The other X-Net entries so far have read almost like magazine articles. It was really spooky to read the previews ingame with the music on :D

Edited by 54x, 24 July 2004 - 06:42 AM.


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Looks like the system crash did more damage than I'd predicted. I'd fixed most of those first-person problems, then for some reason XP crashed before I could save. I suppose they slipped through the cracks--I know I fixed that one about the "reiteration." I know I worded it altogether differently. :rolleyes:

But again, thanks for pointing that out. I was in a bit of a hurry, as that revision was meant simply for "hey, I'm still here" purposes. I'm working on rewriting the whole thing at the moment. According to the plan, anyway.

As for the Alloys thing--I went under the (incorrect) assumption that the player would have already discovered and researched alien alloys by the time they researched plasma weapons. I know, I know--never. Do. That. Again. Got it. :hammer:

Phew. Let me see how this next one turns out.

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2 things. First of all, most people (i think) research alien alloys before heavy plasma. Second, almost anyone who is going to play this game will have played Xcom, or at least know something about it, but i guess we may as well keep it clean for the newbies sake. Also, once you got it finished, i will not mind proofing it, as although i can't access my proofread documents(glares at administrators) i can still PM it to RS and he can.
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Posted 24 July 2004 - 03:48 PM

2 things.  First of all, most people (i think) research alien alloys before heavy plasma.  Second, almost anyone who is going to play this game will have played Xcom, or at least know something about it, but i guess we may as well keep it clean for the newbies sake.  Also, once you got it finished, i will not mind proofing it, as although i can't access my proofread documents(glares at administrators) i can still PM it to RS and he can.

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Not true. I made a beeline straight for the heavy plasma. I usually finished research by the middle of the second month.

I go for lasers, and then switch to the heavy plasma immediately afterwords. Alien alloys and the armor they provide come later.

Second, You can't assume that almost everyone who plays Xenocide will be familiar with Xcom. There are other gamers out there (such as ones that surf the sourceforge archives looking for new games) that have no experience with Xcom, and hence will be plesantly surprised.

Lastly, In response to your above comment "I thought you were to young to get a Job."; That's not exactly true. I am sixteen, bordering on seventeen. The thing keeping me from getting a job was my laziness. I didn't want to go out and get a job. :P Suffice it to say that I did, and that I now have less time than I did. I've still got plenty of time for Xenocide however. :P
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:14 AM

Like I said, I won't be making the mistake of mentioning other areas of research again. :wacko: That was a stupid goof-up of mine, I know.

I'll be sure to post the latest copy when I get it done. Technically, I'm finished writing it already, I'm just looking over it myself and ironing out any technicalities. Again, I appreciate everyone's input.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 03:39 PM

Special Weapons and Equipment Research and Development Division 6
Detailed Analysis for Specimen 114-51A (“Advanced Plasma Projection System”)
Internal Report

You might be pleased to know that we’ve finally discovered what makes this viciously destructive alien killing tool tick. After long hours of tinkering with advanced technology the likes of which we’ve never seen before, and nearly blowing up half the research sector a good number of times in the process, we can finally say that we’ve struck gold on this one. -edit (maybe for the more “magazine article” feel)

It’s hard to say at first glance just what makes this weapon different from its alien counterparts we’ve seen in action, but mere minutes of initial preliminary testing revealed that this plasma rifle variant was developed with heavy collateral damage in mind. Using a multi-scale particle accelerator and a large laser-based diffusion matrix coupled with a miniature electro-magnetic energy displacement system powerful enough to extinguish the entire energy output of the sun a million and a half times over, the [final name here], as we’ve dubbed it, is capable of a much higher level of destruction than we’ve predicted plasma technology alone could produce.

Initially, the design itself appeared to be very familiar in appearance, utilizing a bull-pup configuration that has become commonplace with our own firearms today (the magazine is located near the back, allowing for a longer barrel and thus potentially higher accuracy and bullet velocity). However, the bull-pup design implemented into this variation of the alien plasma rifle is crucial to its heightened destructive potential, as the rounds fired pass through a veritable gauntlet of individual energy-application systems before actually managing to leave the barrel.

Prior to more in-depth analysis of its internal structure, it was noticed that this particular variant maintained a more power-reliant energy source using a particularly strange method: electrostatic displacement, courtesy of an advanced, internally-charged device somewhat similar to the face of a clock. Compared to the rest of the technology we’ve seen come from the invading aliens, this one component is perhaps the most primitive device they’ve implemented, strikingly similar to the uranium-based electrostatic generators devised for use by the US Air Force for the creation of next-generation missile-guidance systems. In fact, it’s technically the same thing, if not for the fact that, instead of the Uranium-based charging unit, [alien alloy] is utilized to maintain a large electric current (thanks to its multi-role makeup, and its strange similarities to some Earth-based elements). Two ionized “sticks,” as they’re modeled, of Xenium --Note: I’m still not sure if I’m spelling that correctly--circle around the face of this slightly cylindrical, electromagnetic-charged device (as opposed to the stock “batteries” the Air Force took to using), which provides the weapon’s internal “battery” and main acceleration device. Note that this also seems to run on an indefinite charge, thanks to the immense energy yield Xenium has to offer, so no replacements or even recharges are necessary. In fact, the entire unit is so well-constructed that it can be used for an extended amount of time (1-2 months, an approximate value) with only minimal maintenance, which makes it not only a stable tool for enemy expeditionary forces, but a potentially economical one for ours as well.

It’s a bit humbling to think that the same aliens intent on exterminating the entirety of mankind from the face of the Earth are using the same form of technology its targets have endeavored to research for years to do it. Utilizing plasma energy to generate enormously powerful projectiles fired from a relatively compact rifle, the aliens have a devastating tool in their hands--the implications of their advancements make clear the fact that their knowledge of plasma flux technology is far superior to anything we’d ever fathom in hundreds of years. Plasma, as a multi-scale (edit--the new spell-checker restricts the forming of the word “multi ß scale” by automatically turning it into multistage. Grr.), highly active collection of energy fluxes, particle-diffusion centers, and rapid freeform accelerators, makes for a much more perfect weapon than we’d ever imagined. It’s just a matter of execution. Refining the plasma as gravitationally-charged antimatter, rather than a simple form of usable energy, the weapon can harness the more volatile nature of its internal makeup by using a very effective “flash-heating” system that can turn simple, unrefined plasma (which, through particle acceleration, already makes for a great weapon as it is) into a deadly, destructive blast of concentrated, superheated energy.

Upon thorough observation of the weapon’s innards, we’ve deduced the firing mechanism’s design process. Please refer to the diagram [again, I’m floating that idea --edit] to get a view of the rifle in action. Upon depressing the trigger, a Xenium-charged primer sparks an antimatter conductor lodged in the central energy core (see marker 1), which reassembles pre-charged energy particles located in the particle accelerator. Plasma flux growth occurs within seconds, allowing a harmonic resonator to bring an internal-source energy emitter up to hyper-acceleration levels. Finally, the magazine releases an independent, solid, shaped Xenium charge coupled with a gelatinous alien liquid (even water can be melded to such a state through hydro fusion [darn spellchecker!], as there’s no specific chemical makeup for the substance.) that is used as a base for velocity acceleration. --edit. (Might have to change because it appears the rifle and its magazine are to be researched separately. Minor detail, there.) The shaped “chunk” of Xenium passes through the sealed chamber due to a sudden burst of projective, expanding gasses, instantaneously being bombarded by superheated laser matrixes ahead, the plasma launching in temperature by at least a half a million degrees. This causes a rapid particle reaction, as escaping ionized gases rise from the literally boiling plasma sheath, triggering micro chemical transformations that amplify the plasma mass’s overall energy output by roughly ten million times its original energy capacity.

Interestingly, it’s been discovered that, though this process, the plasma actually becomes something other than plasma, per se. [I can barely fight to urge to say the plasma blast becomes many copies of Doom 3, though. I’d like to see the look on their alien faces. Oh yeah, copies of Doom 3 that explode on contact. Ha!] Rather, through self-induced chemical transference, the plasma blast enters a semi-liquid state which is almost instantly super cooled [stop spacing scientific terminology, you stupid piece of crap! I looked all this up! --Ed.] through heat displacement matrixes lined through the barrel. Sustained by the mass of its own weight and stored kinetic energy, the plasma beam retains an incredible heat although “cooled” through variable heat displacement routines. Upon finally leaving the barrel, the projectile-based blast creates a trademark “howling whine,” as it’s been described, screaming towards its target at incredible velocities, but at a variable rate of speed due to the fact that plasma energy responds slightly differently to molecule-scaled particle accelerators. The “slowest” plasma discharge clocked in at just under 500 miles an hour with a force of over one million joules. And just because it’s been super cooled doesn’t mean it’s lost any stored energy--on impact, the energy stream hits with a force incredible enough to pulverize or otherwise totally obliterate concrete structures, rip through armor, and turn Heavy Weapons Platforms to heaps of shredded metal with one or two hits. Strangely, once the beam hits home, the force of its own impact cancels out the incredible heat instantly, meaning there are no lasting effects on whatever it hits. Humans or other soft targets are simply baked from the inside, meaning an unprotected individual usually dies instantaneously from incredible burn wounds. Thanks to the fact that the plasma shot dissipates within milliseconds, victims aren’t simply reduced to ash, although that was probably the intention. This pure destructive power puts the [finalized name] in a whole new group from its peers, but it also comes with a price, which explains its rarity among alien troops. The construction of the weapon requires a good deal of Xenium, which is a precious resource, and its hardy construction comes with a high requirement of [alloy].

The [name] is reproducible here on Earth, but it’s a long and complicated process, and an expensive endeavor as well. It’s projected that the plasma rifle can realistically become standard issue for X-Corps personnel within months, as its advantages far outweigh its disadvantages. As of now, full stages of production are available based on detailed schematics, which have been provided with this document, as well as more in-depth technical advisories, though this department will continue to investigate potential uses for this plasma technology.

--Dr. Schumann
Special Development Division 9
Sector Chief of Special Projects

Ack, what was that about? Ah well, I'm afraid I'll blow it up trying to fix it.

Rough draft, by the way.

Edited by The Master Maniac, 25 July 2004 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2004 - 04:29 PM

Okay, according to RustedSoul, I've got the all-clear to try and wrap this up with another revision. If anybody has any suggestions about the next version, please don't hesitate to post them here. I'll return as soon as I can.

Phew--typing on a laptop is a bit more difficult than I'd previously thought...

Edited by The Master Maniac, 02 October 2004 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2004 - 06:45 AM

Seeing how some of you are fresh from working on the Plasma rifle clip entry.. I figured I should give this one a shameless bump. :)

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:36 AM

Seeing how some of you are fresh from working on the Plasma rifle clip entry.. I figured I should give this one a shameless bump. :)

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I'll give it a shot. :D I'll have a CT by Thursday, alright?

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:43 AM

Well you dont have to re-write it, just criticise the above one to death :)

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:19 AM

Well you dont have to re-write it, just criticise the above one to death :)

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That I can do :devillaugh: Errr, also, where is the sign-up for the Proofreading Taskforce? I wanna join, you guys seem like you could use the help :D

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Well you dont have to re-write it, just criticise the above one to death :)

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That I can do :devillaugh: Errr, also, where is the sign-up for the Proofreading Taskforce? I wanna join, you guys seem like you could use the help :D

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Hmmm, you don't read my log, do you? :sly:
http://www.xcomufo.c...?showtopic=4499

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 04:57 PM

Well you dont have to re-write it, just criticise the above one to death :)

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That I can do :devillaugh: Errr, also, where is the sign-up for the Proofreading Taskforce? I wanna join, you guys seem like you could use the help :D

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Hmmm, you don't read my log, do you? :sly:
http://www.xcomufo.c...?showtopic=4499

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Thanks, and yes, I do read your log. Unfortunately I'm too interested in more recent news and I would like not to break my mouse wheel scrolling all the way to the top to find the link :D

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*SNAP*

ARRRRGHH!!!!!!!

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okay, proofed, check it out:


Special Weapons and Equipment Research and Development Division 6
Detailed Analysis for Specimen 114-51A (“Advanced Plasma Projection System”)
Internal Report

It’s hard to say at first glance just what makes this weapon different from its alien counterparts we’ve seen in action, but mere minutes of initial preliminary testing revealed that this plasma rifle variant was developed with heavy collateral damage in mind. Using a multi-scale particle accelerator and a large laser-based diffusion matrix coupled with a miniature electro-magnetic energy displacement system powerful enough to extinguish the entire energy output of the sun a million and a half times over, the [final name here], as we’ve dubbed it, is capable of a much higher level of destruction than we’ve predicted plasma technology alone could produce.

Initially, the design itself appeared to be very familiar in appearance, utilizing a bull-pup configuration that has become commonplace with our own firearms today (the magazine is located near the back, allowing for a longer barrel and thus potentially higher accuracy and plasma beam velocity). However, the bull-pup design implemented into this variation of the alien plasma rifle is crucial to its heightened destructive potential, as the rounds fired pass through a veritable gauntlet of individual energy-application systems before actually managing to leave the barrel.

Prior to more in-depth analysis of its internal structure, it was noticed that this particular variant maintained a more power-reliant energy source using a particularly strange method: electrostatic displacement, courtesy of an advanced, internally charged device somewhat similar to the face of a clock. Compared to the rest of the technology we’ve seen come from the invading aliens, this one component is perhaps the most primitive device they’ve implemented, strikingly similar to the uranium-based electrostatic generators devised for use by the US Air Force for the creation of next-generation missile-guidance systems. In fact, it’s technically the same thing, if not for the fact that, instead of the Uranium-based charging unit, [alien alloy] is utilized to maintain a large electric current (thanks to its multi-role makeup, and its strange similarities to some Earth-based elements). Two ionized “sticks” of Xenium, which provide the weapon’s internal “battery” and main acceleration device. Note that this also seems to run on an indefinite charge, thanks to the immense energy yield Xenium has to offer, so no replacements or even recharges are necessary. In fact, the entire unit is so well constructed that it can be used for an extended amount of time (1-2 months, an approximate value) with only minimal maintenance, which makes it not only a stable tool for enemy expeditionary forces, but a potentially economical one for ours as well.

It’s a bit humbling to think that the same aliens intent on exterminating the entirety of mankind from the face of the Earth are using the same form of technology its targets have endeavored to research for years to do it. Utilizing plasma energy to generate enormously powerful projectiles fired from a relatively compact rifle, the aliens have a devastating tool in their hands--the implications of their advancements make clear the fact that their knowledge of plasma flux technology is far superior to anything we’d ever fathom in hundreds of years. Plasma, as a multi-scale highly active collection of energy fluxes, particle-diffusion centers, and rapid freeform accelerators, makes for a much more perfect weapon than we’d ever imagined. It’s just a matter of execution. Refining the plasma as gravitationally-charged antimatter, rather than a simple form of usable energy, the weapon can harness the more volatile nature of its internal makeup by using a very effective “flash-heating” system that can turn simple, unrefined plasma (which, through particle acceleration, already makes for a great weapon as it is) into a deadly, destructive blast of concentrated, superheated energy.

Upon thorough observation of the weapon’s innards, we’ve deduced the firing mechanism’s design process. Please refer to the diagram to get a view of the rifle in action. Upon depressing the trigger, a Xenium-charged primer sparks an antimatter conductor lodged in the central energy core (see marker 1), which reassembles pre-charged energy particles located in the particle accelerator. Plasma flux growth occurs within seconds, allowing a harmonic resonator to bring an internal-source energy emitter up to hyper-acceleration levels. Finally, the magazine releases an independent, solid, shaped Xenium charge coupled with a gelatinous alien liquid (even water can be melded to such a state through hydro fusion, as there’s no specific chemical makeup for the substance.) that is used as a base for velocity acceleration. The shaped “chunk” of Xenium passes through the sealed chamber due to a sudden burst of projective, expanding gasses, instantaneously being bombarded by superheated laser matrixes ahead, the plasma launching in temperature by at least a half a million degrees. This causes a rapid particle reaction, as escaping ionized gases rise from the literally boiling plasma sheath, triggering micro chemical transformations that amplify the plasma mass’s overall energy output by roughly ten million times its original energy capacity.

Interestingly, it’s been discovered that, though this process, the plasma actually becomes something other than plasma, per se. Rather, through self-induced chemical transference, the plasma blast enters a semi-liquid state that is almost instantly super cooled through heat displacement matrixes lined through the barrel. Sustained by the mass of its own weight and stored kinetic energy, the plasma beam retains an incredible heat although “cooled” through variable heat displacement routines. Upon finally leaving the barrel, the projectile-based blast creates a trademark “howling whine,” as it’s been described, screaming towards its target at incredible velocities, but at a variable rate of speed due to the fact that plasma energy responds slightly differently to molecule-scaled particle accelerators. The “slowest” plasma discharge clocked in at just under 500 miles an hour with a force of over one million joules. And just because it’s been super cooled doesn’t mean it’s lost any stored energy--on impact, the energy stream hits with a force incredible enough to pulverize or otherwise totally obliterate concrete structures, rip through armor, and turn Heavy Weapons Platforms to heaps of shredded metal with one or two hits. Strangely, once the beam hits home, the force of its own impact cancels out the incredible heat instantly, meaning there are no lasting effects on whatever it hits. Humans or other soft targets are simply baked from the inside, meaning an unprotected individual usually dies instantaneously from incredible burn wounds. Thanks to the fact that the plasma shot dissipates within milliseconds, victims aren’t simply reduced to ash, although that was probably the intention. This pure destructive power puts the [finalized name] in a whole new group from its peers, but it also comes with a price, which explains its rarity among alien troops. The construction of the weapon requires a good deal of Xenium, which is a precious resource, and its hardy construction comes with a high requirement of [alloy].

The [name] is reproducible here on Earth, but it’s a long and complicated process, and an expensive endeavor as well. It’s projected that the plasma rifle can realistically become standard issue for X-Corps personnel within months, as its advantages far outweigh its disadvantages. As of now, full stages of production are available based on detailed schematics, which have been provided with this document, as well as more in-depth technical advisories, though this department will continue to investigate potential uses for this plasma technology.

--Dr. Schumann
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 04:59 AM

Genraly a good entry.
Personaly though, im against these types of openings:
"You might be pleased to know that we’ve finally discovered what makes this viciously destructive alien killing tool tick. After long hours of tinkering with advanced technology the likes of which we’ve never seen before, and nearly blowing up half the research sector a good number of times in the process, we can finally say that we’ve struck gold on this one."
In my opinion you should just delete this, becouse its not needed. The entry works fine without it.
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:49 AM

roger that sir, we are bringing in teh scalpel....
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 08:58 AM

"...a miniature electro-magnetic energy displacement system powerful enough to extinguish the entire energy output of the sun a million and a half times over..."
isnt this a little of a overkill.

and speaking of overkill:
"..under 500 miles an hour with a force of over one million joules..." would't this mean one heck of a recoil.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:12 AM

I'm "pretty" sure that it is magnetically acccelerated via mass driver, but don't quote me on that
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:26 AM

A plasma rifle would have to be powered by a mass driver because the plasma needs to be magnetically isolated, if not the plasma would evaporate the barrel.

But even though the plasma is fired through a mass driver there is still recoil. Newton’s third law. A mass driver only expands the force over time. But the recoil of one million joules is still to powerful, even if its expanded to a few milliseconds.

a few million joules of kinetic energy in the plasma "projectile" in this direction
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means a few million joules of kinetic energy in form of recoil in this direction
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:38 AM

i do agree with you on that... that is getting to teh point it would boil away everything within a resonable distance. the way it is fired is that a magnetic containtment field controls it and then accelerates it out of teh barrel at high velocities
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:42 AM

what I think he means that half a million joules would probably knock you unconscious because of the recoil (Newton's Third Law)

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:45 AM

See, thats why i leave some stuff for you guys. i am not familiar with the measurement joules, and do not know what a reasonable amount of joules would be.

i do know that half a million suns would probably flash fry the user

[edit] i know that azrael, i'm just saying two different topics. there were 2 ridiculously exaggerated facts in teh statement, and i got two of them[/edit]

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:47 AM

a joule is not a sun, but anyway, leave it to Qonfused who knows his way in physics, I may even give him a hand :D

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 11:02 AM

I concurr in everthing that has been said about the overkill, I read it from the first time and for me most of it was unbelievable. Highly advance technology seams like magic to the untrained mind, but nonetheless something with the description that has been specified sounds more like a battlecruiser global killer bomb, than a heavy plasma rifle.

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