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Edited by BubbaGumpZigZag: 8/23/2014 9:55:42 PM
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Ammo Replenishment and Raiding???

Here is a concern I have been having for the past couple days. In the beta there were items sold in the tower that instantly replenish all heavy ammo. They cost about 250 glimmer and they had no cool down. It seems that in hardcore level raids/raiding clans all players would be required to buy 50+ of these and only use heavy ammo. They should at least have an hour cool down or 30 minutes so they aren't spammed like crazy. That being said, the access to them was inconvenient and didn't blend well into boss encounters. You had to open up your menu, go to inventory and then use it. If that hassle is in part to make them harder to use then I think it should just be a timed animation like applying a bandage. Anyway just thinking "aloud" - let me know what you guys think or if my memory is incorrect.
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  • Did these ammo refills work in the crucible? I just thought of that. I purchased a bunch of special ammo boxes to smash through the Devil's Lair with (because snipers are insanely OP against certain bosses if you have an infinite ammo source), but I never tried to use them in PvP.
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    • Edited by Nuns N Gunz: 8/23/2014 11:12:27 PM
      I remember ammo was cheap in Alpha but they increased the cost for Beta. If i remember correctly the heavy ammo pack cost 750 glimmer. That's a good chunk of change to try and run a raid off just heavy ammo.
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      • You said it yourself that they are a hassle to use. They will likely be used between encounters in raids and I think that's appropriate.
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      • The ammo packs had cool downs.
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      • By making them accessible only through menu, it becomes difficult to "spam" them- a hotkey would add to the concern you originally voiced. By having to go into the menu for them they become inconvenient during a boss fight- at the very least it requires more coordination from a raid group to be able to cover each other and coordinate ammo reloads. I don't think a cool down is necessary, if people opt to spend their glimmer on ammo packs and run a raid heavy-only that is just one of the many angles a team can take.
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        • Maybe in hard mode raids you will need to use those ammo packs to give you the ammo needed to complete it. It would be nice if they could be hot keyed to one of the directional arrows though.
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