Plasma or Laser

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Mr Krepe, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Werozzi

    Werozzi First time out of the vault

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    Jan 21, 2013
    Plasma goo all the way!
     
  2. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I liked it when the goo starts to come out.

    Who wants a pizza roll?
     
  3. Boris Shepard

    Boris Shepard First time out of the vault

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Plasma all the way , might be slow but does the job :)
     
  4. doc frank

    doc frank First time out of the vault

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Plasma.
     
  5. The Sixth Ranger

    The Sixth Ranger It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Laser, even though I rarely use energy weapons. When I do, I go for the precision the laser offers you. Makes it much easier to cripple limbs and damage weapons that way. Plasma may just about instantly cripple a limb if it hits, but the real point is, IF it hits.
     
  6. Outcastscout

    Outcastscout First time out of the vault

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    Mar 11, 2013
    Laser, Plasma may be more powerful (and I love the multiplas rifle and plasma caster.) but the fire rate and precision of laser makes it my top choice for energy weapons.
     
  7. wpnfire

    wpnfire First time out of the vault

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    Apr 4, 2013
    I mostly avoid Energy Weapons like the plague in this game, because DT ruins all hope of them being better than Small Guns. This leaves, at least in my mind, energy weapons good only for low/no DT enemies, and that's where laser weapons naturally shine: fast and accurate. going through Old World Blues three times and facing those (insert expletive here) Nightstalkers, showed me the value of Gatling Lasers which will devastate those suckers in seconds.

    but I have digressed from the topic, Lasers >>>>>> Plasma.

    Edit: I could keep adding reasons why, but here's just 1 more: Lasers (usually) have a higher critical multiplier than plasma weapons, and I always play NV with built to destroy and plan to max out luck at every opportunity.
     
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    You know that Energy Weapons were patched to be more powerful ver yearly on and that they have different ammo types? And the fact that the Gatling Laser ignores 6 points of DT per shot?
     
  9. wpnfire

    wpnfire First time out of the vault

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    Apr 4, 2013
    I assume you're talking to me here. Yeah you're right about the GL ignoring some DT, (not 6 though, base ammo is -2), but compare that to the minigun's AP rounds with -25 DT. No ammo for the GL does that, -10 at best. And like I said, I play with built to destroy, and max charge and overcharge ammunition degrades the weapon even faster, and doesn't have as much of an effect on DT as 5mm ammo types.

    Again, I digress. I always prefer Lasers to plasma. Pew-Pew + rapid reload + high agility + VATS + maxed out luck is all the evidence I need to give.
     
  10. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Its a tough choice really, I love plasma for its design and effects (seeing people melt into steaming piles of luminescent green gloop is fun to watch and is always really satisfying) but I do like the stats and precision of the laser rifle.

    Overall, I'll say Plasma, specifically the Matter Modulator and the Defender wins.

    Although, hybrid mixtures like the AE14 and the SPRTEL-WOOD 9700 are great too.
     
  11. Alesia

    Alesia It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 3, 2013
    Neither... The courier summed it up best in OWB...
    "Got anything that spits lead?"
     
  12. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Screw lead, high explosives is where the fun is!

    Especially nukes ^^
     
  13. Alesia

    Alesia It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 3, 2013
    That I can get behind. The explosives courier I ran was fun as hell.
     
  14. EnclaveForever

    EnclaveForever It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 21, 2013
    This one is difficult, both plasma and laser are extremely sophisticated and superior forms of firepower.

    I'd have to say plasma though at the end of the day. I personally use laser weapons more often simply due to their availability. Plasma is better in overall damage and technology, if you can use it properly. Laser though is still excellent and a great alternative.
     
  15. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Fire. It cleanses everything.



    Seriously, the Imperium of Man would be best buds with the enclave. They have nearly the same set of doctrines.
     
  16. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Yes,the Imperium and the Enclave both share the same Fascist-in-powered-armor thing, don't they?
     
  17. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Yeah, though the IoM as a whole are a tad more lenient towards mutants, amazingly. Ogryns and Ratlings come to mind, and some inquisitors are known to keep a mutant as an aide (as long as the mutant isn't a product of chaos, of course).
    There are still some elements within the Imperium that have a zero tolerance policy towards mutants. They would fit right in with the enclave.
     
  18. radioactive_penguin

    radioactive_penguin First time out of the vault

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    Jul 1, 2006
    Laser weapons, if its good enough for the imperial guard its good enough for you.
     
  19. radioactive_penguin

    radioactive_penguin First time out of the vault

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    Jul 1, 2006
    Of course they do sort of keep all the mutants down in sewers for the most part, Ogryns and Rattlings notwithstanding. But the Imperial of Man is still probably better than the Enclave because to say anything contrary would be heresy.
     
  20. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    I've been getting into laser recently - the RCW is a fabulous weapon. However, the upgrade mods for the plasma pistol are sweeeeeet! fully modded the plasma pistol makes the early game a breeze - IF you can get them.