Thoughts on the ability to dual wield primary weapons?
Dual Wielding Primary WeaponsSo this was a feature in galaxy on fire 2 where you could equip multiple weapons and have them shoot together which allowed for having some crazy combinations and variety in the way you played. Just want to know if its something others would like to have and what you guys think should be done to make it work if it can work. I can see some issues:
Energy ConsumptionFirstly the weapons in gof having infinite ammo (no energy requirement), so firing them both wouldn't be an issue. Whereas if it were implemented here, the energy pools would need to be combined into one. And that pool would drain faster than normal (unless they are fired one after the other and not at the same time, and each weapon has its own energy pool so the pool will get the combined energy from both weapons but won't theoretically drain at twice the rate). A solution to this would be to restrict what weapon's can be equipped with other weapons at the same time. Perhaps a class of 'dual wielding' weapons which can have those weapons work on its own or with other of the same class. These weapons would be energy efficient so they don't drain the combined pool and have decent fire rate thus decent damage, but introduce drawbacks specifically when combined.
Damage BalancingAnother would be balancing since having two weapons at the same time would of course be way more powerful. It should be something that wont be overused to the point where just using one weapon becomes obsolete but not massively niche where its useless and not used at all. Whether that be by having tradeoffs to stop them from being op and overused and/or restricting this ability to only heavy ships which are meant to be the stronger ships.
Another solution would be simply to have a single drop come with two different weapons, and equipping this one item would act as equipping two different weapons as they both are connected and work hand in hand. I guess this then poses the issue of having some wanting to have one of the weapons on its own but not the other if they feel that one of them isnt good.