Author Topic: Maximum view distance caps attack range?  (Read 1256 times)

Offline Theodis

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Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:27:00 PM »
For the really large AoE attack for the epic siege exo I've gotten the splash up to 16 and attack range up to 19.  However I'm unable to shoot far enough to use it without killing myself.  I'm guessing the maximum range is capped by the view distance which seems to be capped at 15 regardless of sensor range.  To be a bit more clear for any weapon that can't attack outside visibility range it would be nice if the value was just capped at 15.

Offline DrFranknfurter

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Re: Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:07:43 PM »
I almost made my splash larger than range then lol'd at the concept. I think snipers have a larger view distance so if a bot boost or exo equipment could add to view distance there'd be a non-suicidal use for 15+ splash monsters. Until then:

"The Mk25 Omnikill 5000, kills everything you can see and quite a few things you can't. Including you, unless you're a magic ninja... you are a ninja, right?"

"Some might ask, 'well what's the use of a blast bigger than my range?' I say this: Seppuku. If you didn't understand that, you will when you fire it."

Offline Kruztee

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Re: Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 07:05:28 PM »
Using Rey as the commander, that attack actually becomes fairly useful. Even as a suicide attack when surrounded, it's still a very sexy way to go on large open plan levels like assassinations or lions dens =)

Offline AlferdPepe

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Re: Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 01:08:11 AM »
Can you people give me some tips to increase the attack range. I am quiet new player of this game so I am not aware about many things.

Offline nas1m

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Re: Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 11:23:09 AM »
Can you people give me some tips to increase the attack range. I am quiet new player of this game so I am not aware about many things.
Barrels of various kinds extend the attack range of the weapon they are equipped on in the parts/customization screen. You can get them either as loot from various city map missions (Armories most likely) and from the Shop.
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Offline doubtful

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Re: Maximum view distance caps attack range?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 10:49:44 PM »
Can you people give me some tips to increase the attack range. I am quiet new player of this game so I am not aware about many things.

Glad to see a new player looking into increasing attack range!  It's one of the most important things you can do.  Sometimes the difference between success and destruction is being able to get in one or two extra hits.

Especially on weapons with particularly gimped range, this helps you increase the range to the point that firing it isn't a GUARANTEE that you're going to have to take damage.

Also, don't forget about your exos' PISTOLS!  You can even put range on this, too, if you can spare the parts.  It's actually pretty effective.  You can cripple a dangerous/hard hitting opponent outside of its effective range and be able to retreat without taking damage.  You can also fire from just past a corner and step behind it, too, but in Bionic Dues, range is incredibly important. :)