Marius wrote:Well the written story goes that the Geth looked into how to make weapons more efficient, and found that in a heated firefight, being able to maintain high fire rates by using clips was better than long term ammo conservation.
TRB wrote:Marius wrote:Well the written story goes that the Geth looked into how to make weapons more efficient, and found that in a heated firefight, being able to maintain high fire rates by using clips was better than long term ammo conservation.
Assuming thats the case, its not really explained in-game and geth [and other] weapons don't have any higher fire rates then the same weapons in ME 1.
TRB wrote:edit: also there are no skills relating to weapon heat in ME1
they relate to damage and accuracy.
Main article: Infiltrator
Provides flat buffs to every useful skill available to an Infiltrator. Your class talent, which will reduce heat on your pistol and rifle, as well as increase the damage of your tech abilities. These bonuses (and the base class skill) will cap out at rank 6, but before too long, you will be given the option of choosing a specialization, which will build onto this skill starting at rank 7.
Since the events of Mass Effect, personal weapons have undergone a massive shift. It was discovered that, in an age of kinetic barriers, most firefights were won by the side who could put the most rounds downrange the fastest. As such, detachable heat sinks, known as thermal clips, were adopted first by the geth, and shortly thereafter by organic arms manufacturers. Ammunition may never be a concern with modern arms, but the availability of thermal clips is; weapons without thermal clips have nowhere to disperse their heat and are incapable of firing. Luckily, thermal clips litter modern battlefields, and can be obtained from fallen enemies or found around the environment.
TRB wrote:There is no logic behind it at all from an engineering perspective.
In a basic sense, ablative material is designed to slowly burn away in a controlled manner, so that heat can be carried away from the spacecraft by the gases generated by the ablative process; while the remaining solid material insulates the craft from superheated gases. There is an entire branch of spaceflight research involving the search for new fireproofing materials to achieve the best ablative performance; this function is critical to protect the spacecraft occupants and payload from otherwise excessive heat loading.
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