Primordial Soup Nazi
Hi folks; long time (off-and-on) DW player, first time poster.
So, I just purchased DW: Shadows, and noticed that "Expanded and improved Area Weapons" was a listed feature. I did a forum search, but didn't turn up any relevant info. I'll be honest; Area Weapons have always been my number-one gripe with this (otherwise awesome) game. How exactly are they improved? Traditionally, they tend to:
1. Clobber your own ships (I think? Its been a while).
2. Clobber any other hapless faction's ships that happen to be in the vicinity, thereby lowering your relations with said faction(s).
3. Have the same effects for other factions with area weapons, throwing everybody's reputation in the dump by late-game.
Have any of these circumstances changed? More "oomph" is about the last thing I'm looking for out of Area Weapons, and if that's the only nature of the "improvements," then, well...that sucks. The last time I played Legends, I didn't even bother researching them at all.
Gotta say, though, absolutely brilliant game, otherwise; I've definitely logged some hours into this one over the past couple of years.
Thanks in advance for any info!