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Wanted: experimental weapons that match canon weapons

I'm firmly in the "Space Barbie is the true endgame" camp, so having my T'Liss firing lightning bolts in between plasma beams or Kor firing disruptor cannons just doesn't fit.

It would be nice to have experimental weapons that look more like canon weapons, to match standard plasma, phaser, disruptor, tetryon, antiproton, beams and cannons. Perhaps they could be added to level 15 R&D crafting, or to the reputation system projects or stores.

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  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,157 Arc User
    I know a few of the existing ones can be close to that:

    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Alliance_Hypercannon is quite close if you don't mind your cannon bolts flying in a spiral.
    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Point_Defense_Matrix is supposed to be mini torpedoes, but with how small they are, they do look like white/blueish cannon bolts.
    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Subatomic_Field_Disruptor looks like a more aggressive-looking antiproton beam.
    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Agonized_Subatomic_Disintegrator is the previous weapon's Mirror counterpart and looks like a more aggressive-looking phaser beam.
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,554 Arc User
    Thanks! Having to buy a ship to get them is a bit rich for my minnow blood though :(
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,295 Arc User
    I think the subatomic disintegrator is a green beam? I was plying with one of them on a cannon build and I pulled it because i did not like the beam amidst the cannon rounds
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  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 777 Arc User
    I too never saw the defiant shoot lightning bolts

    I want a experimental borg 360 kinetic cutting beam, can only have 1, and a rapid reload missile too would be cool
    And a second option for standard comes with ship
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,554 Arc User
    edited June 2021
    I too never saw the defiant shoot lightning bolts

    I want a experimental borg 360 kinetic cutting beam, can only have 1, and a rapid reload missile too would be cool
    And a second option for standard comes with ship

    That would be a nice addition to the Omega rep (it could be an alternate to the existing KCB for the set), and would be a decent match for regular Antiproton beams and some other orange and red beams like Withering Disruptors.
  • husanakxhusanakx Member Posts: 991 Arc User
    Thanks! Having to buy a ship to get them is a bit rich for my minnow blood though :(

    Perhaps sadly for you then... Cryptic has only ever given away 4 experimentals counting the free hyper. The other 3 came from event ships that are now over. Its going to cost you some resources or cold hard cash to get anything right now if you don't have. Summer ship is coming... you can cross your fingers that its another escort.
  • szerontzurszerontzur Member Posts: 2,603 Arc User
    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Experimental_Flak_Shot_Artillery

    It's probably one of the less abrasive and easier ones to get. Really do wish they'd go back and add Experimental weapons (and Sec Deflectors) to all the Reputations. It's kind of the least they could do if they're not going to add any more Reps to the game...
  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,565 Arc User
    szerontzur wrote: »
    https://sto.fandom.com/wiki/Experimental_Flak_Shot_Artillery

    It's probably one of the less abrasive and easier ones to get. Really do wish they'd go back and add Experimental weapons (and Sec Deflectors) to all the Reputations. It's kind of the least they could do if they're not going to add any more Reps to the game...

    That's the one I usually use myself, has a nice torpedo feel to it. Since I'm probably getting Mudd's new bundle I'll have to check out the Point Defensive Matrix as well though.
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  • tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,402 Arc User
    Miradorn Theta Heavy Raider comes with a dual torp firing Experimental, IIRC the torps look like Photons so fairly canon. However, it's a Lockbox ship, so very expensive.

    I too would really like easily available canon, or at least less-obviously stand-out, Experimental to be more available. I guess there's a small chance if/when they come out with a new Reputation. A mission reward one could be nice too. As for crafting, unfortunately, they've not done much with crafting in quite some time, so very unlikely.
  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,560 Arc User
    I find that my favorite exp weapon so far (that I have access to, of course) is the agonizer. Combines well with PE plasma torps and other plasma weapons, kentari nukes, and the torment engine. And while it's effective, it is, well, not exactly 'thematic' by any stretch.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,607 Arc User
    Well, I mean, they *are* experimental weapons - it shouldn't be that surprising that they don't look like existing weapons.
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,554 Arc User
    edited June 2021
    jonsills wrote: »
    Well, I mean, they *are* experimental weapons - it shouldn't be that surprising that they don't look like existing weapons.

    True, but they could offer some versions with less gaudy visuals, and colors that fit better with existing weapons.

  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,895 Arc User
    jonsills wrote: »
    Well, I mean, they *are* experimental weapons - it shouldn't be that surprising that they don't look like existing weapons.

    True, but they could offer some versions with less gaudy visuals, and colors that fit better with existing weapons.

    They could, but then people probably could not see them against all the visual spam nowadays. It is actually had sometimes to see what direction the little arrow is pointing with all the garbage flashing and whatnot in the current FTFO for instance though it is still the best bet to finding the other ship in time.
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