54 minutes ago, Tavanaka said:
I would actually love to hear a programmer talk about this
The relevant weapon ninjas declined to be interviewed on camera, but they did say this in response:
When we originally shipped [the Flak Cannon skin] we would replace the entire projectile with one based on the Drakgoon's projectiles (normal, charged, Conclave), with the new visuals and sounds. However, this essentially nerfed the Kuva Drakgoon since it would fire projectiles that were based on the base Drakgoon, not the Kuva variant.
In Hotfix 29.6.6, we changed it to override the visuals and sounds rather than replace the projectile completely. This maintains the expected damage, but makes it trickier to decide what to keep and what to replace as far as visuals/sounds, which there can be quite a selection of for things like bounce, embed, timed detonation, impact detonation, and radial dam...Read more