Why do we have a railgun?

#11Groudon_UzamakiPosted 11/28/2012 6:02:57 PM
It is like the SL for midrange combat.
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#12CyanocittaPosted 11/28/2012 6:03:37 PM
rincewind1990 posted...
But you can't see a railgun shot coming at you.


You can see the opponent charging it. I've found a simple jump is usually enough to avoid their targeting. Then an easy kill against a reloading/weapon swapping opponent.
#13old_school227Posted 11/28/2012 6:04:43 PM
because it's really satisfying to get a kill with it.
#14cobaltlotusPosted 11/28/2012 6:04:44 PM
Railgun is pathetic.

Rockets do more damage.
Rockets have more splash.
Rockets aren't weak as piss against ALL vehicles.
Rockets will do better against people even if you don't hit directly.

Railgun has close to no splash.
Splash damage from the Railgun does almost nothing.
Railgun is weak as piss against every vehicle.
If the Railgun misses, then it's completely wasted.
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#15ViktorMaxPosted 11/28/2012 6:06:22 PM
The Railgun is basically a bigger Boltshot.
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True dat.
#16I have no namePosted 11/28/2012 6:09:14 PM(edited)
Am I the only one who noticed they got the railgun medal wrong?

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121113175515/halo/images/8/87/Kill-railgun-kill.png

^That shows a coilgun:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coilgun_animation.gif

Not a railgun:

http://web.mit.edu/mouser/www/railgun/halluc/pictures/rg3.jpg
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#17Dead_SteevPosted 11/28/2012 6:09:36 PM
Yea while we're at it I dont see the point to the DMR, shotgun, assault rifle etc since none of them are as good as the Rocket Launcher....
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#18CyanocittaPosted 11/28/2012 6:14:17 PM
Dead_Steev posted...
Yea while we're at it I dont see the point to the DMR, shotgun, assault rifle etc since none of them are as good as the Rocket Launcher....


The rocket launcher and railgun serve a mostly similar purpose, mid-range instant kills. The comparisons seem justifiable to me.
#19jakisthePosted 11/28/2012 6:14:35 PM
AyumiSqueezetoy posted...
because it's coooool.


Great quote.
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#20BlueRunway05Posted 11/28/2012 6:16:50 PM(edited)
The Railgun is an anti-personal gun. It's like a Spartan Laser for evil people.
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