Buff Big Bertha

Buff big bertha?


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OtatoJoe

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#1
I wrote this with multiplayer in mind. It should be more expensive to make, heavier, but also, much stronger. Its barrel width is around twice the size of a HE battleship cannon's, which means the shell would be 8x as heavy (8x the volume) according to the cubic rule (2^3) if both shells were proportional in shape and weight. Realistically Big Bertha should be much stronger than the battleship cannon. However, they deal around the same damage despite their size difference, and since you can pack many battleship cannons into the space that a Big Bertha can occupy, you can have a much higher damage per salvo with the battleship cannon than a Big Bertha.

I know GSO shouldn't be your go-to faction for strong weaponry, but big guns are big guns regardless of who makes them. I can't say for all players, but I've met a lot of players in MP and some in this forum which share the same opinion- that big bertha is too weak.

Characteristics of a large caliber shell are high damage, high blast radius, and a slow reload. More of these needs to be emphasized in Big Bertha:
-3-5x the damage per shot of a battleship cannon.
-blast radius increased to 15.
-increase the reload time by A LOT.

I'd say these buffs are fair because of how much space it occupies, and that it cannot stack like the battleship cannons do.
 
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Warning220

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#2
I wrote this with multiplayer in mind. It should be more expensive to make, heavier, but also, much stronger. Its barrel width is around twice the size of a HE battleship cannon's, which means the shell would be 8x as heavy (8x the volume) according to the cubic rule (2^3) if both shells were proportional in shape and weight. Realistically Big Bertha should be much stronger than the battleship cannon. However, they deal around the same damage despite their size difference, and since you can pack many battleship cannons into the space that a Big Bertha can occupy, you can have a much higher damage per salvo with the battleship cannon than a Big Bertha.

I know GSO shouldn't be your go-to faction for strong weaponry, but big guns are big guns regardless of who makes them. I can't say for all players, but I've met a lot of players in MP and some in this forum which share the same opinion- that big bertha is too weak.

Characteristics of a large caliber shell are high damage, high blast radius, and a slow reload. More of these needs to be emphasized in Big Bertha:
-3-5x the damage per shot of a battleship cannon.
-blast radius increased to 15.
-increase the reload time.

I'd say these buffs are fair because of how much space it occupies, and that it cannot stack like the battleship cannons do.
its a lost cause sorry but it is now there is a new thing that will end up like the big bertha the type 45 sad and bad
 
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General Douglas

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#4
While it is an interesting idea I personally think Bertha is more of a novelty weapon to show GSO's impractical attempt at fielding a weapon to compete with something like Hawkeye's Battleship Cannon. The choice is obvious but when you look at in universe explanations and corporation strengths it makes sense.

Bertha wasn't really designed with PvP in mind, the description even mentions that while its not meant to be used offworld, "you can mount it on anything that's big enough to carry it".
 

the.nihilist

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#5
While it is an interesting idea I personally think Bertha is more of a novelty weapon to show GSO's impractical attempt at fielding a weapon to compete with something like Hawkeye's Battleship Cannon. The choice is obvious but when you look at in universe explanations and corporation strengths it makes sense.
I always imagine GSO as being about 50 years behind in development.
Especially the Big Bertha being a relict of another time. The original Big Bertha being known as a series of cannons from WW1, the design makes a clear reference to the best-known original too.
Idk how the big bertha would compare to today‘s Battleship Cannons in velocity, power and other stuff (maybe someone has the numbers at hand?) but i guess a modern cannon easily beats it in efficiency and damage.