Additional Weapons (Ideas Included!)
Hey there, Keen.
While Space Engineers is a wonderful game (My favorite, in fact), I find the weapons selection to be a little... lacking. Additional weapons could add loads to the game, and would be fun to mess around with in general. I have a few ideas myself:
Ideas For New Weapons
A block weapon for large ships that launches a 60 mm Electromagnetic (EM) Cartridge at a very high speed, dealing massive damage. The inspiration behind this weapon is simple: In creative mode, I was messing around with placing things while moving. As I was going around 100 m/s, I placed a heavy armor block, which proceeded to fly into a ship, wreaking havoc on it. And then, eureka!
Pretty straight-forward: a handgun. Every arsenal needs a sidearm. Better safe than sorry!
Missile launchers are fun, why require a ship? A handheld missile launcher would be loads of fun! Someone take down your ship? You're not out of the fight yet! Pull out your missile launcher and give them a taste of their own medicine!
You're enemies will never know what hit them. Because they'll be dead. What's the point of building a tower if you can't use it to snipe your foes from afar?
Too busy to gun down enemies yourself? Don't have any turrets to do it for you? Use a landmine! Your enemies are one step away from never stepping again!
What's a futuristic space game without lasers? Whether handheld or placed on ships, laser weapons would really give that classic "sci-fi" feeling to the game.
I have many more ideas for weapons, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. Space Engineers is an amazing game - with or without these additions - and deserves far more support. I just hope I can help support it with some ideas.
Sincerly, A Player.