Green weapons everywhere...

lyanaar
lyanaar Member Posts: 148 Arc User
...so one or more of the VFX artists must have a green fetish.

I demand to know who they are! :D
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  • ajax1983
    ajax1983 Member Posts: 28 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    It's pretty sad actually. I switched to fleet phasers a few months ago for the more "Star Trek" feel of them and was excited that they were getting some attention in the new season. But I'm not going to grind for a month and a half and pay x dilithium for green phasers.

    I'll get to tier 2 for the console and torp and be done.
  • angrytarg
    angrytarg Member Posts: 10,810 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Wait, do you mean the rep phaser turret is green? :/

    It's no issue on my disruptor using KDF, but I won't use green phasers. If that's the case it's a rep to pass on since I also really dislike fighting 8472, their visuals are just annoyingly boring.
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  • ajax1983
    ajax1983 Member Posts: 28 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    If you wanted a more star trek feel you'd be using blue phasers.

    I'd accept blue phasers. I like the retro phasers too. If they'd made these blue I'd buy them as long as they differentiated them from tetryon.
  • aleaic
    aleaic Member Posts: 352 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Maybe it's all so much green, because PW are raking in so much green from lock box keys, they want too show they can shoot it out from our ships.
  • edgecrysger
    edgecrysger Member Posts: 2,740 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Not everything, the transphasic clusters are BLUE now. :(
  • stf65
    stf65 Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Some people use rom weapons because they finished the rom rep and that's what they currently have. A month from now some people well be using fed weapons because they finished the undine rep. 6 months from now when a new rep system was added we'll get new weapons to earn.
  • lowy1
    lowy1 Member Posts: 964 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Are the Kumari Phasers the same hue as the retros?
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  • aloishammer
    aloishammer Member Posts: 3,294 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    [sarcasm]And it's not simply "green weapons," I love the way every single ground weapon handed out in the reward packs for working on Undie rep is identical. Phaser, disruptor, split beam, high density beam, pulsewave, sniper, it doesn't matter- same model, same green when fired.[/sarcasm]

    Please tell me this was a case of "not ready for launch but we're working on it," and not just flat-out lazy "that's all we're going to bother with."
  • markhawkman
    markhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    lowy1 wrote: »
    Are the Kumari Phasers the same hue as the retros?
    Similar, but they lack the "skreee" noise.

    Oh and Green is pretty. :D
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  • sonnikku
    sonnikku Member Posts: 77 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Whaaaa they made the new phasers GREEN?! you've got to be kidding me! As if there weren't enough fed ships using green beams already! If I wanted more green that looked nothing like the canon fed weapons I'd just use the far superior disruptors/plasma/romulan plasma. I was kind of hoping the new phasers would have closed that gap to some extent while retaining the federation feel.
  • rgzarcher
    rgzarcher Member Posts: 320 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Similar, but they lack the "skreee" noise.

    Oh and Green is pretty. :D

    Actually there is a major difference between the two. Retro Phasers fire two narrow beams that are close together from each hardpoint, its easily visable when you fire it a lot, they are also a lighter shade with a white core to them. Andorian Phasers are pretty dark and are single solid beams like normal phasers.
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  • rgzarcher
    rgzarcher Member Posts: 320 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    sonnikku wrote: »
    Whaaaa they made the new phasers GREEN?! you've got to be kidding me! As if there weren't enough fed ships using green beams already! If I wanted more green that looked nothing like the canon fed weapons I'd just use the far superior disruptors/plasma/romulan plasma. I was kind of hoping the new phasers would have closed that gap to some extent while retaining the federation feel.

    I just use the console from the set and plan on using the torp, keeping my Fleet Phasers but using the 2/4 Phaser/Photon damage bonus ^ ^
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  • beerxhyper
    beerxhyper Member Posts: 676 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    so it's green big deal get over it it does have bio molecular added in which would explain the green and i like it i swear half of u all cry over the stupidest stuff omg it's green Q_Q omg it's a pink derpy flying pony coming out of my butt from that phaser turret Q_Q WHO CARES it is a game i like it and plan on outfitting my risa vette with them ^_^ plus the torps are green are u gonna Q_Q over that to cause they are not red or blue depends on the show/movie i guess lol


  • vhiranikos
    vhiranikos Member Posts: 208 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Why do you folks want more regular phasers? You already have Elite ones, the only elite wep available for feds... Plus there are blue phasers, red phasers, now green phasers. You're not exactly lacking for choice.
  • assimilatedktar
    assimilatedktar Member Posts: 1,708 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    vhiranikos wrote: »
    Why do you folks want more regular phasers? You already have Elite ones, the only elite wep available for feds... Plus there are blue phasers, red phasers, now green phasers. You're not exactly lacking for choice.

    1) Not everyone is in a fleet.
    2) There was so far no set that boosted phaser damage. Now we have one that boosts green phasers and has a turret, a weapon no canon ship in Star Trek ever used aside from maybe some shuttles.
    3) Blue Mk XII phasers are fleet only, just like elite.
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  • msduck
    msduck Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    ajax1983 wrote: »
    I'd accept blue phasers. I like the retro phasers too. If they'd made these blue I'd buy them as long as they differentiated them from tetryon.

    I have an odyssey which only uses the retro phasers.. surprisingly effective, even on the more difficult elite task forces- and the occasional comments are hilarious.

    just rerun the time travel mission eight times :)
  • gpgtx
    gpgtx Member Posts: 1,574 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    green phasers sadden me

    i could live with orange (like the color of the 8472 beams) or a different yellow but green?! why green?!
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  • gogereaver
    gogereaver Member Posts: 166 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    acully i think that console boost all phasers. not just the green ones.
  • szerontzur
    szerontzur Member Posts: 2,614 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Blegh.. really!?

    That's more than just a little disappointing. I was really hoping I had finally found an alternative to fleet phasers to use on one of my fed characters. :(


    (As a side tangent, yes, I'm also a bit tired of all the green: Disruptors, Polarized Disruptors, Fleet Disruptors, Elachi Disruptors, Nanite Disruptors, Romulan Plasma, now Biomolecular Disruptors AND "Phasers".. Why are there soo few iconic Phasers in a game called Star Trek!?)
  • kestrellius
    kestrellius Member Posts: 462 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    szerontzur wrote: »
    Blegh.. really!?

    That's more than just a little disappointing. I was really hoping I had finally found an alternative to fleet phasers to use on one of my fed characters. :(


    (As a side tangent, yes, I'm also a bit tired of all the green: Disruptors, Polarized Disruptors, Fleet Disruptors, Elachi Disruptors, Nanite Disruptors, Romulan Plasma, now Biomolecular Disruptors AND "Phasers".. Why are there soo few iconic Phasers in a game called Star Trek!?)

    I absolutely agree. All we have in the way of classic Trek phasers are those terrible rare-quality retrofits, and Andorian phasers. We don't have any classic-looking ground weapons besides the retrofits!

    :p

    Seriously though people. We need more blue weapons, and more red weapons. At least the Undine were a step up in terms of villains. Red/yellow themed villains are best, as opposed to green-themed villains like the Borg, the Tal Shiar, the Elachi, the Klingons, the Gorn, the Nausicaans, the Orions, and the Remans.

    Also, does it annoy anyone else when TNG is considered "classic Trek"? There was a series before it. If you're going to be a Trek purist, you have to be a TOS purist. (Which I'm not by the way. Best Trek is DS9. It's just not the "classic" Trek.)

    And everything in TNG was ugly, so if you're going to take something from it for STO, please not the visuals.
  • markhawkman
    markhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    I absolutely agree. All we have in the way of classic Trek phasers are those terrible rare-quality retrofits, and Andorian phasers. We don't have any classic-looking ground weapons besides the retrofits!

    :p

    Seriously though people. We need more blue weapons, and more red weapons. At least the Undine were a step up in terms of villains. Red/yellow themed villains are best, as opposed to green-themed villains like the Borg, the Tal Shiar, the Elachi, the Klingons, the Gorn, the Nausicaans, the Orions, and the Remans.

    Also, does it annoy anyone else when TNG is considered "classic Trek"? There was a series before it. If you're going to be a Trek purist, you have to be a TOS purist. (Which I'm not by the way. Best Trek is DS9. It's just not the "classic" Trek.)

    And everything in TNG was ugly, so if you're going to take something from it for STO, please not the visuals.
    What no mention of ENT or TAS? BURN THE HERETIC! :P

    Truthfully, I'm not one of those guys who wears rose tinted glasses and reveres TOS. Heck part of why I like TAS is that it did things that TOS wished it could do. It had more non humanoids and giant monsters than probably all the rest of Star Trek put together. Hehe... when every ep is animated, special effects are limited only by what the animators can draw. And drawing a sentient plant with lots of arms/tentacles? That only takes a little more time than drawing a human.
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  • doffingcomrade
    doffingcomrade Member Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    Well, it's pretty obvious why green: "Green" is the traditional color of "bio" things. Thus, Bio-Phasers are Green. It's not easy, being green. So I don't think it's any kind of malicious conspiracy. If someone had to make a call for what to make a bio-thingy, green was the natural choice. Maybe they should have gone with brown instead.
    szerontzur wrote: »
    (As a side tangent, yes, I'm also a bit tired of all the green: Disruptors, Polarized Disruptors, Fleet Disruptors, Elachi Disruptors, Nanite Disruptors, Romulan Plasma, now Biomolecular Disruptors AND "Phasers".. Why are there soo few iconic Phasers in a game called Star Trek!?)
    That, too, is a pretty obvious one: On the show, Starfleet is the only organization that confirmedly uses "phasers". All the bad guys use something else. No one else is really confirmed to be widely using phasers as their primary shipboard armament, and even in cases where they're referred to as such, it's not a guarantee they actually ARE so, just that it is unambiguously understood (There's the episode where Jellico demands that the Cardassians eject their phaser coils, even though Cardassians are known to use spiral disruptors).
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  • disposeableh3r0
    disposeableh3r0 Member Posts: 1,920 Arc User
    edited April 2014
    vhiranikos wrote: »
    Why do you folks want more regular phasers? You already have Elite ones, the only elite wep available for feds... Plus there are blue phasers, red phasers, now green phasers. You're not exactly lacking for choice.

    Actually phasers have the least availability of all weapons.

    while most weapons have at least 3 versions like phasers (tetryon and disruptor have 6) the phasers are for the most part locked behind some kind of pay wall. And andorian and retro phasers are just blue, they don't do anything new or different from the vanilla phasers.
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