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Guide to new LAMS

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A quick LAMS guide, to reflect the changes(higher accuracy, lower DPS, better targeting).

Optimal old LAMS was all pump no extra storage:
  • It fired indiscriminately, storage would waste too much energy on small projectiles(this was the main reason)
  • LAMS did enough damage to just overpower everything

Optimal new LAMS has lots of storage and enough recharge to fill it in maybe ~25 seconds(higher against 4m+ missiles):
  • Storage is relatively cheap
  • Old way of dealing with 10000 health worth of incoming projectiles needs ~5000-15000 DPS for the worst case, depending on situation
  • Most projectiles worth LAMS have 15+ sec reload time(2m+ missiles, CRAMs), so you can possibly use ~1000 DPS with enough storage to hold it
  • Once filled storage will never be completely empty, that's why you don't need to recharge it in ~15s
  • Old way is a gamble, you can possibly get away with 1000 DPS without storage for a dirt cheap system when you expect projectiles to trickle in
  • 500+ RPM APS bursts can't/couldn't be shot down, don't be where they hit or spam shields(APS will be brought down to sane levels)
  • Main downside is that it needs to charge at the start of the battle, same as steam/player team batteries

10K DPS pulsed laser cost estimate:
  • 500 pumps 10000
  • 63 cavities 2520
  • 50000 power ~10000 (with turbos you get 4-6 power/1 material for 10 minutes)
  • Total ~22.5K + overhead

1K DPS pulsed laser+15K damage usable storage cost estimate:
  • 1K DPS pulsed laser cost is 10% of the previous example, 2.25K
  • Needs ~50K storage(you can't use all, depending on node/destab count maybe 30% of the energy will stay in). 2.5 storage energy gives 1 damage.
  • 7 storage cavities give 56K storage, cost 2520
  • Total cost ~4800 + overhead
  • The system scales much better with projectile reload time, against 20 sec+ reload only needs some extra storage cavities with the same power
  • If you have trouble with overkill on huge systems the solution is a combination of: splitting up/less destabs/some extra storage/less nodes/node range configuration

TL;DR:
- use lines of single input+single pump against high firerate(short/small missiles, fast CRAM, APS) or when you need the 2x1 footprint
- use storage cavities+whatever pump config is most convenient otherwise
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Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-05, 12:05 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-05, 12:16 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-05, 12:34 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-06, 11:48 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by drNovikov - 2018-11-12, 01:35 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Blothorn - 2018-11-07, 12:09 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-07, 01:18 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-07, 01:28 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-07, 01:33 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-07, 02:04 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-07, 02:29 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Lincrono - 2018-11-12, 11:15 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by drNovikov - 2018-11-12, 12:54 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by BioPhoenix - 2018-11-12, 02:04 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-12, 05:58 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-12, 06:10 PM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by Pastor of Muppets - 2018-11-13, 02:22 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by draba - 2018-11-13, 10:27 AM
RE: Guide to new LAMS - by angdrambor - 2018-11-13, 04:26 AM

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