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zerted 08-21-2005 01:08 AM

Blaster Cannon Tips
 
I could use a few tips with the blaster cannons (the splatter guns). I am not too good with the weapon. It takes me around 3-4 shots to kill a player, while the AI get me in 1-2.

ParanoidAndroid 08-21-2005 07:55 AM

Try to get as close as possible to the enemy so more of your shots have a chance to hit without scattering. Also I highly suggest becoming really good with the pistol, so you can take out weakened enemies without wasting precious ammo, and it is much more accurat over a longer range, use the blast cannon for short distance targets, while using the pistol for medium and long range targets, it's no sniper rifle but at least most of the shots will hit.

If your the dark trooper use the jetpack to get as close to an enemy as possible so your scatter shots deal more damage, just be sure not to get to far ahead of your friends as a lone darktrooper will be easily shot down. Smaller city like maps are great for the darktrooper as he can easily bypass some obsticals that the normal trooper would have to fight to get around, try going to the furthest back and hopefully least guarded command post. Once there make sure you stand facing the command post, with your back to the wall, try standing in a spot where the enemy can't sneak up on you, if anyone spawns try to take them down with one shot, if too many people spawn you can use your jet pack to get away and wait for the coast to clear.

As for the rebel pilot, well I haven't really used him much, he doesn't have the jet troopers advantage at being able to jump over the enemies, really I only use him when I'm planning to use a vehicle, but if you want to use him for battle I suggest using him as a back up troop, support the soldiers with your pistol and hand out health and ammo, if the enemy gets to close pull out your shot gun.

I hope that helps, I don't really use the blast cannon alot but I have seen plenty of people become exellent at it.

Xtermanator 08-29-2005 12:45 AM

You can also try playing as the Wookiee Smuggler. His Bowcaster can charge up and hit near people. Try holding the primary fire button to re-inact the blaster cannon. It is a LOT more accurate.

JohnLocke 08-31-2005 02:13 AM

Bespin's Cloud City is a great place to practice with the Dark Trooper cannon. There's lots of little platforms and ledges you can jump to and get really close.
I had the same problem, I'm wasting ammo taking 4 or 5 shots to kill someone, when I realize a pistol will do the same. But, when I get right on top of an enemy, 1 shot will do it. The cannon can be frustrating, but practise, which I'm finally getting, will help.


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