Vorton Weapon : Buff static shock into lightning strike

Instead of a gradual weakening, damage would surge spike and targets blown all at once like a series of circuit breakers. One moment they’re fine, the next they’re deep into structure with alarm klaxons wailing.

Traits :

  • Unlike entropic weapons, the damage bonus will start to flatline after the peak discharge, before repeating.
  • extreme damage to shields / armor
  • moderate damage to structure
  1. Borrow from entropic weapons mechanic, increase damage bonus with every target hit.
  2. But the damage bonus is not applied until a certain threshold is reached.
  3. Once threshold is reached, all bonus damage is applied at once across the entire target set.
  4. Some bonus is retained for aftershock / return strikes.

Example combat log :
100 damage
100 damage
100 damage
100 damage
5000 damage < peak strike >
100 damage
1000 damage < return strike>
1000 damage < return strike>
100 damage
100 damage
100 damage

You can see in this slow motion that actual lightning has a build up phase, a high intensity discharge, followed by slightly smaller peaks.

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Oh yes, EVE needs a ship with inconsistent damage output, because we all know the artificial lightning generated under identical conditions each time its generated in a universe whose physics do not resemble real life physics in the slightest MUST work identically to real life natural thunderstorms working under erratic conditions. We want the shittery of real life “just because” even though it doesn’t address a need or enhance the game, but it sure does make the game worse.

Mmmmmmm high alpha to a cluster of ships followed by uselessness. From the creator of the Pokémon ship evolution proposal comes yet another shithead idea…

I guess it could be…something…if vortrons had “wrecking” blows and “glancing” blows in the chain. I’m not sure what the point would be.

Vortrons are dumb already, making them more dumb won’t make them less dumb. HTH.

Please do not give Flashrain any ideas on how to be more dumb or less dumb. If you advise her to be less dumb, she will be more dumb by accident. She has already suggested implementing “Wild Magic” for Vorton Weapons", and has an extensive history of proposing the stupidest ■■■■■■■ ■■■■ imaginable both via new topics and responding to other topics with “here is an asinine idea I’d like to contribute”.

There is so much potential to make the Vortrons into something even more hilariously stupid.

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