Because of this a minigun would eat trough ammo like crazy. A player would go trough 500 bullets really fast.
Yes, and they'd also go through their enemies too fast.
If you want multiple barrels, or a gatling gun, balance would demand the damage be reduced significantly
The same goes with lasers. Because 1, we do not want to return to the old requirement of sticking on as many barrels as possible just to easily meet high damage. It becomes obligatory, rather than design choice, and 2, it is the same as being able to equip and use two normal guns at the same time.
If the damage was divided between how many barrels were used, and it still required you to use multiple ammunition or more energy (maybe +10ish% overall damage, to compensate for the cost of use), would you still use multiple barrels? Or would you stick to using one?
I actually somewhat agree with this statement - I believe if there is too be a "Design" of somesort to represent let's say- Gatling gun, then perhaps there should be a pre-set for a Gatling gun, rather than us perform said gatling gun on a normal gun (So it eats ammo rather quickly).
As in how we have Laser Rifles, rifles, pistols, etc- There should be a Laser gatling/gatling, etc... And perhaps require something more technical, like component blocks (Super rare, can only be mined off of let's say, ships, or something super rare); To even develop said items said above (i.e. Gatling guns).
Now, whether or not should we have multi-barrel shotguns/rifles/pistols/laser weaponry; I think we should be allowed, at some cost, perhaps ridiculous recoil? Super heavy, move very slow? Hard to steer(Drawback steering)? Lowered accuracy?
Or the easy thing to do, is limit how many barrels maximum (i.e. 2) yes, it won't fit everyone's wants or needs, but rather gives more freedoms to do more (If one wills it).
All aside tho', removing all seriousness to the discussion; This is a game. We have to ask, do want realism? Freedom? or balancing (For pvp, or pve purposes down the road)? That's what we really have to ask ourselves and steer in said direction.
Anywho, did anyone see my Topic
, I can't seem to take screenshots OR do any of the listed following in my other topic- No love for the new guy ;'/