👨🚀 Greetings, Commanders!
💡 The Team continues the “SpaceMyths” segment, where we fact-check popular myths among players.
Have some myths to check? Please send them to community managers!
This time we decided to check the myth regarding the Gaussian War Shotgun function features.
Here are the Myth conditions:
❓ Will the GWS volley direction change if the enemy ship is located next to the left/right corner of the GWS fire cone?
We have made a special Phantom Mk2 build designed for the longest possible battle time to check this myth. It is also worth mentioning that the basic Gaussian War Shotgun module version was used (w/o any upgrades).
This time we decided to conduct several battles in Ships Battles mode to maintain the balance.
What have we got? Gaussian War Shotgun (as well as turrets) has its own fire cone. That means it is possible that the module can turn its weapons towards the enemy ship during the battle. At the same time, the bullets’ volley direction may change depending on the current location of the enemy ship. The distance between the bullets during the shots changes each time slightly tho.
It is also important to note that the Gaussian War Shotgun rotation continues even while firing. So, the bullets’ volley direction also changes right during the shot.
So from here, we can make the following conclusions: the Gaussian War Shotgun can turn its weapons during the battle. The angle of possible rotation of the weapons will depend on the “Fire Cone” parameter value (in our case, it equaled 70 degrees). Thus, the direction of the GWS bullets volley may vary depending on the enemy ship’s location within the module’s fire cone. So, bullets can fire only within the GWS fire cone parameter value. However, the direction of their flight can change depending on how the module’s weapons are turned. Let us give you another example of what we are talking about.
✅ Myth is confirmed!
💬 That is all for today, Commanders! What kind of myths would you like to see the next time? You can suggest your ideas in our Discord server!