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Is adding a Quake-like laser to the main game a good idea?

I've heard some discussion of a Quake-like laser (the Arc) replacing the Machine Gun in the game's default state.

This is interesting for a few reasons, and I have a few for not liking it, even though at least a few other players seem to welcome the change:
  1. This would be a second raycast weapon in standard play, and that is a bigger change than some of you probably realize. The Vortex is currently the only raycast weapon in standard play, which makes sense, as a physics based sniper is kinda stupid. A constant raycast beam, on the other hand, doesn't feel like you're shooting anything, and is drastically different from any other weapon in the game.
  2. It would make this game look even MORE like Quake, which is (hopefully) not the point. Shouldn't we be unique here?

In the end, it doesn't really matter, and I'm sure nobody will listen to this, but they are both weapons that do similar things, one just feels like it belongs in Xonotic more than the other.

If you have any thoughts or comments, discussion is welcome. I don't have as much experience as some of the people playing this since it was called Nexuiz, but I feel like I know it well enough to realize that this change wouldn't be a good one.

As much as it would be interesting it would turn the game into shitty Quake Live with all the LG spam there imo.

I don't think it is a huge deal, but for duel the Arc is much more fun.

Simply add this command to your server to replace MG with Arc:

g_balance_machinegun_weaponreplace "arc"

Everyone should just configure it to however they like it.
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