EMP Cannons


#1

Sorry if this has been asked before, but why are cruiser EMP cannons allowed to fit into standard slots? As far as I understand, hardpoints are outside, standard slots inside the hull. I can’t imagine EMP cannons installed inside. (Maybe a lack of imagination on my side.)


#2

It’s because EMP cannons operate using mesons, which are invisible to normal matter and can thus travel through the hull.
Also tactically I thought it might be quite interesting to have at least one offensive weapon that was nto tied to a need for a hardpoint.


#3

agreed. plus, i would hardly use an EMP if it cost me an entire hardpoint, when it hardly works for me now. but i use it anyway 'cause it looks cool. :smiley:


#4

I find they are very helpful, as my ships take less damage while the opposition are “stunned”, and it is handy having them not use hard points.


#5

I’ve found that rigging out specific tackler frigates armed with a mixture of EMP II missiles and disruptor bombs work really nicely myself for stun locking and shield popping enemy frigates and cruisers =]

One of the “problems” with cruisers is that there are just too many toys to choose from, so there is a danger of becoming a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none.