Why do we have a railgun?

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3 years ago#11
It is like the SL for midrange combat.
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3 years ago#12
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.
3 years ago#13
because it's really satisfying to get a kill with it.
3 years ago#14
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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3 years ago#15
The Railgun is basically a bigger Boltshot.
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True dat.
3 years ago#16
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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3 years ago#17
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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3 years ago#18
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.
3 years ago#19
AyumiSqueezetoy posted...
because it's coooool.


Great quote.
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3 years ago#20
The Railgun is an anti-personal gun. It's like a Spartan Laser for evil people.
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