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Shock primary vs LG

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 2003/2004' started by Bullet10k, Apr 12, 2006.

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Shock primary or LG

  1. Shock primary

    54.3%
  2. LG

    45.7%
  1. Bullet10k

    Bullet10k New Member

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    If you could only have one weapon to play UT2k4 with (or have only one of those two), which would it be? Shock primary or LG. (And no, shock primary does not include cores/combos).

    For me its shock primary for sure.
     
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  2. Raffi_B

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    Depends on the map/gametype/opponent.

    Overall though, yeah I'd go with shock primary. The RoF on that thing is sick...
     
  3. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Shock primary.

    Rapid-fire and push-back. No contest.
     
  4. dc

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    Lg. I hate people who tape down their fire buttons and hit 85 shock primaries in a row.
     
  5. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Well, I guess it's an interesting question because I LIKE the LtG much better and I can actually hit stuff with it a lot easier, but if I can only have one weapon to use, I have to go with the one without a handicap. I actually loathe the ROF of the SR primary and I hope they fix it in the next game. Nothing more irritating than being juggled with that stupid weapon. :D
     
  6. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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    Lg. It's a lot more fun to use and I can get a 30-40% with it if I try, as opposed to my 15-25% with Shock.
     
  7. hal

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    I bet you only get 15-25% with your Shock because you can fire it like a gattling gun. :eek: If the ROF were cut in half, people might aim with it.
     
  8. Fuzzle

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    I find the LtG more fun to shoot with, but if I want efficiency, I'll go shock.

    Triple shock bounce > single LtG hit.
     
  9. dc

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    I'd rather take my chances trying to hit two shots rather than three. Not to mention they have to have 71 health (or armour if lower) to survive a hit rather than 46. Also there have been times when I have hit people 5 times in a row with lg. Much better chances of hitting someone 5 times for 350 than 8 for 360.
     
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  10. KaL976

    KaL976 *nubcake*

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    I can't choose*, especially if you take alt shock out of the equation.

    *the good news is I don't have to :D
     
  11. Fuzzle

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    LG doesn't have the lockdown though. I find that once you hit someone with shock, you have a much much higher chance of scoring consecutive hits.
     
  12. dc

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    You have just the same chance of hitting someone again with the lg if you actually know how to aim. Shock takes nothing. All you need to do is hold fire and close your eyes and you can hit three in a row no problem.

    Also the max you can do with an unamped shock primary is 45. You can do anywhere from 35 to 140 with the lg. LG is superior.
     
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  13. howlatnight

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    shock for the win. The gun also looks cooler.
     
  14. Bullet10k

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    Actually here are some stats:

    Shock:
    ROF: 1/0.7=1.429
    Damage per shot: 45
    Damage per second: 64.29

    LG:
    ROF: 1/1.6=0.625
    Damage per shot: 70
    Damage per second: 43.75

    Lets say you get 50% of your LG shots as headshots (not that many people can anyway):
    Damage per shot: 105 (average of 70 and 140)
    Damage per second: 65.625

    About the same as shock, except you STILL don't get the knockback to help you out lol. Clearly, shock wins, atleast for hitscan fights when both of you are in line of sight, especially at closer ranges.
     
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  15. JohnDoe641

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    LtG is my choice for the reasons dan posted.
     
  16. Fuzzle

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    My hitscan sucks, but I find that once I send someone flying with the shock prim it's much easier to hit them again, it's almost like they're doing a little dodge.

    My LG rate is usually around 15-20%, but shock prim usually hovers around 30.
     
  17. hal

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    Hmm... this calls for an LtG vs SR duel.
     
  18. dc

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    and as we all know bullet10k is a leading expert on playing UT
    combos or no??
     
  19. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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    That doesn't hold up though. Shock can not zoom, so good luck from across CTF-Face3. A headshot is not just "damage", it's a 1 shot kill 90% of the time, which means no having to worry about the next shot. Then, if you hit with the child bolts, you opponent gets lcoked down, meaning they lsoe their momentum in the current dodge/jump, and can not dodge for a moment.
     
  20. hal

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    To be true to the test... no.
     

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