Talk:Extended Range Medium Laser


Comment on balance[edit]

Same range, similar damage, colder than, and 1/5th the weight of an IS large laser? Battletech is not a balanced game by any measure, regardless of the cost difference.— The preceding unsigned comment was posted by (talkcontribs) .

Game balance is not really a wiki issue though, if anything I am purposefully trying to steer the wiki away from having anything to do with rules at all. It is kinda hard to rephrase stats and rules, and to directly copy the text is Plagiarism--Dmon (talk) 10:44, 19 June 2020 (EDT)

Why are we breaking out individual models of lasers from the table?[edit]

Just curious to know why we're breaking up a large table into several smaller ones. Is it to take advantage of redirection or something?--Mbear(talk) 10:07, 27 September 2019 (EDT)

That and to begin to include fluff details like lens sizes, beam colors and unreliability of specific models of weapon. The process is a slow one but the Medium Laser is currently further along as to what I want to include.--Dmon (talk) 10:24, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
OK. That all seems like stuff we could put in another table column headed "Notes"; Something like this:
Brand Planet Company Used by References Notes
Magna Mk VI Lopez Magna {{cn}} 3 cm beam; blue
Magna Mk VI Stewart Corean Enterprises {{cn}}
Bright-Bloom New Avalon
Achernar BattleMechs
Kallon Industries
??? {{cn}} invisible to naked eye
Ceres Arms Capella/St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries ??? {{cn}}
ExoStar Pinnacle (Clantech) Unknown ExoStar Laser Technologies UCU-F4 Scarecrow [1]
Martell El Dorado General Motors BLR-2D Warlord [2]
SCI [3]
Series 7J Tamaron Ashton 'Mech Production Complex ??? {{cn}}
Series J7A Arcadia Arcadia BattleMech Plant CM-T4 ??? {{cn}}
General Systems Huntress Abysmal Manufacturing Complex ??? {{cn}}
This table has the Magna Mk whatever span ID around it, so maybe that will work. This way we get the advantage of the table layout and still provide fluff details.--Mbear(talk) 10:38, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
I am specifically trying not to put such info into tables as the weapons articles are already very number and rules heavy compared to the rest of the wiki. I want to try and encourage fluff to be written as you can buy a copy of the rules pretty easily if you want hard numbers.--Dmon (talk) 11:15, 27 September 2019 (EDT)
OK. That's fair. I just find all the tables redundant, but I'm willing to go along. --Mbear(talk) 11:03, 10 October 2019 (EDT)
  1. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 34-35, "UCU-F4 Scarecrow"
  2. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 88, "BLR-2D Warlord"
  3. "BattleTech Video Game", Equpiment