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    It's still called the Link Gun...

    ... so that means we will still be able to link up with buddies for the extra power boost, right?

    #2
    Guess you're right.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Mardok View Post
      ... so that means we will still be able to link up with buddies for the extra power boost, right?
      I'm sure that'll be possible. Lets hope the power boost is even more powerful this time - it was very underused in UT2004 for combat, i guess that's because people don't like the idea of 1. Using up their ammo for 2. Someone else to shoot with (their aim may be inferior) so i reckon if they increased the powerboost/ made the projectiles go faster when linked, it would help make the linkgun a much more popular gun than it was in 04.

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        #4
        In '04, did only one of the players go through ammo when linking with others? I know it was like that in UC on the Xbox. Link gun could be pretty fun on smaller maps, with the right team.

        I also believe there were some other tricks with it. Like using adrenaline move (regenerate) with say someone that has more health (Jaggernaut) then your character class (say Gen Mo'Kai), it would put you above that characters normal health level.

        From Hal's Hands On.
        LinkGun - The recipient of a major visual overhaul, now an odd whitish color, this weapon returns, in functionality, to its Unreal Tournament state. That is to say, it still retains its healing abilities towards vehicles, but the primary fire is smaller and faster and the secondary is pretty much an arrow-straight beam of finite length.

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          #5
          I just want to point out that a greenish tint seems visible from it's gunfire.

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            #6
            The secondary, maybe.
            What I've seen so far of the primary was more blue than white. Not sure if I like that.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Unreal Butcher View Post
              In '04, did only one of the players go through ammo when linking with others? I know it was like that in UC on the Xbox. Link gun could be pretty fun on smaller maps, with the right team.
              It wouldn't use ammo if you just linked to the person and held it there, but as soon as they started using their link gun, it would suck power from everyone connected. That's a fine way to do it IMHO. One person at the entrance to the flag room and two people linked to them could take a person almost to nothing as soon as they ran in.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Boksha View Post
                The secondary, maybe.
                What I've seen so far of the primary was more blue than white. Not sure if I like that.
                I sure like everything about the revised Link Gun. In UT2 the gun itself looked like a box and whevener I saw those projectiles I couldn't help but to think of Will Smith's line in Independence Day...: "Oh my God, you're not going to shoot me with that green ****, are you?"

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                  #9
                  I wonder if the linking up to take down a node is diminished now with the way it is in UT3. If you have to aim and shoot the little armor plate things or what ever they are that are rotating around the node if multiple hits coming from different directions is a more effective way to bring a node down then a more powerful link hit but with a single fire that is trying to hit all the rotating plates. I mean to say in UT2 link makes sense because all a person has to do is aim toward the middle and that was that. But in UT3 looks like aiming just at the center mass may not be a very effective strategy, so if you do link to someone in UT3 to bring down a node you better be linked to someone who is able to jump and dodge mantas and enemy fire and still manage to hit all the rotating plates.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Jonny View Post
                    I'm sure that'll be possible. Lets hope the power boost is even more powerful this time - it was very underused in UT2004 for combat, i guess that's because people don't like the idea of 1. Using up their ammo for 2. Someone else to shoot with (their aim may be inferior) so i reckon if they increased the powerboost/ made the projectiles go faster when linked, it would help make the linkgun a much more popular gun than it was in 04.
                    Are you kidding? It's a very fun tactic to use in TDM and properly utilized can help a team break out from under maplock and start making a comeback. 2 players + link = ouchies provided your front guy is a good shot with it. I've acted as a link booster in 2v2s and it's always fun to watch the opposing players freak as you come at them with this huge golden beam hehe.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by iron12 View Post
                      I wonder if the linking up to take down a node is diminished now with the way it is in UT3. If you have to aim and shoot the little armor plate things or what ever they are that are rotating around the node if multiple hits coming from different directions is a more effective way to bring a node down then a more powerful link hit but with a single fire that is trying to hit all the rotating plates.
                      I don't think that is the case. Otherwise, if you were in a raptor you could never kill the node since you couldn't hit the bottom plates. I think the individual pieces fall only to give a visual demonstration of damage besides having an energy bar above the node.

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                        #12
                        Hal's description would seem to indicate that you can't link to team mates with the link gun anymore.

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                          #13
                          I loved this feature in UT2k4, only problem is, the majority of players did not know you could link with one another for added power.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Crimson Engage View Post
                            I loved this feature in UT2k4, only problem is, the majority of players did not know you could link with one another for added power.
                            They'd actually get pi$$ed off at you if you link to them... and they'd call you a newbie and tell you to stop attacking them, and that they're on your team.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Mort_Q View Post
                              They'd actually get pi$$ed off at you if you link to them... and they'd call you a newbie and tell you to stop attacking them, and that they're on your team.

                              Lol, newbies

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