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Shittiest TMX sidearm?
05/18/16 at 00:59:09
 
Which failed hardest & why?

I'd say the laser gun. Very disappointing for a sidearm that was not easy to unlock. You couldn't just hold down the fire button because you needed to charge the sidearm for max dmg, and often you'd miss your target because it was not easy to hit vehicles with that weapon since it didn't shoot straight like Crimson Fury's laser special in the original TM.
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Re: Shittiest TMX sidearm?
Reply #1 - 05/18/16 at 01:17:41
 
I would have to agree with the laser pistol. It didn't pay off at all considering the work that went into unlocking it. Now, to contrast that, I think that the Rockets or the SMG are the best sidearms. All the others are okay at best in both my opinion and experiences with them.
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Reply #2 - 05/18/16 at 02:32:50
 
Varia31 wrote on 05/18/16 at 01:17:41:
I think that the Rockets or the SMG are the best sidearms. All the others are okay at best in both my opinion and experiences with them.


Yeah, I think Rockets were easily the most popular. They homed, did an easy max-30dmg.

I'm surprised you'd rank SMG as high though. it only did 4 dmg per 4-bullet clip & I thought it didn't really make sense for it to be so weak, because the standard mounted guns which also do 1dmg per bullet without a pause in-between clips has better range, whereas the SMGs effectiveness is limited to close encounters. I also think in a situation against a big dog (Juggernaut, Warthog) the mounted guns were preferable over the SMG.

I think maybe the close range sidearms were not well tailored for small vehicles. Another thing overlooked in the making of the game. The magnum revolver & shotgun for instance were heavy in dmg, with 1 shot being something like 10-11 points of dmg, but because you had to be facing a car head-on for the best shot, it was risky to use if you're a low armor vehicle.
So in a better balanced TM game I think some of these different sidearms could have been pretty good.
(except the laser which was terrible.)
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Reply #3 - 05/18/16 at 08:38:06
 
Well, I liked the SMG because it made the driver actually aim at the enemy with slight lock-on, and it did similar damage to the mounted guns. I also tend to use heavier vehicles in short-to-close range combat, so it works fine most of the time for me. And plus, I like seeing Needles Kane use firearms. lol Realistically speaking though, the rockets are pretty much the best sidearm, and definitely one of the most popular.
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Reply #4 - 05/19/16 at 04:49:38
 
Fun fact: The sub machine gun shoots seven bullets but only does 4 damage.
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Reply #5 - 05/19/16 at 15:37:12
 
By far the laser. It was also the worst for crimson fury which is upsetting for cf fans. Bigger vehicles seemed to have more success because of the pace and more steady aim., but it should've done double damage. It may or may not have been overpowered. Maybe it would've just been fun.
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Reply #6 - 05/21/16 at 13:32:23
 
When  I played for the short time I did I tended to use a Shotgun-ram combo.

The Magnum fired too slow for me. It wasn't a bad side arm, I just didn't have a purpose for it.

I mostly stuck to the mounted guns or the sub machine gun. I prefer fire rate to damage output with the faster vehicles.

Which in this game isn't logical at all.
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Reply #7 - 05/24/16 at 23:36:29
 
The most useless sidearm is probably the uzi. Trying to hit a decent lightweight player with that thing is near impossible since the garbage homing is usually more detrimental than it is helpful, causing the bullets to arc around the target more often than not. You're better off spraying machine guns in the open hoping they'll connect. At least the magnum isn't too difficult to land on heavies, and the shotgun can be worked into freeze and turbo dash combos.

The laser pistol is very underrated. It has the steepest learning curve and may be the most difficult to effectively use, but the fact that it is capable of dealing way more damage with a potential of 25 DD (the max for the rockets is actually only 15 DD) can really have an impact. I can recall many occasions where landing a 25 DD laser has been the difference between life and death (especially with limited inventory), and I don't even use that sidearm very frequently. In the end, the rockets are (sadly) the superior sidearm, but the laser pistol is second best in my opinion.
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Re: Shittiest TMX sidearm?
Reply #8 - 05/27/16 at 14:35:26
 
Good replies, I just remember trying to use CF once with the laser and I was close to being useless.
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