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Default Fiber Lasers and the Death of Reflec

I'm sure many of you have been following fiber lasers and therefore implications for our little game.

Fascinating stuff, especially the lack of a need for a big exciter tube, the cooler running allowing for more 'shots' and being able to wrap the fiber up into different shapes then just a tube.

However, in reading this article-

http://www.nature.com/news/military-...t-real-1.17613

I read the killer paragraph- specifically that reflective armor does not work, that the laser hits dust particles, heats those up and burns through anyway.

Okay, perhaps they 'didn't design the reflec correctly', perhaps it's disinformation, but let's say it's true and reflec turns out to be a fantasy.

What does that do to our worlds if reflec is gone?

I can see battlefields turning into looking like a rock concert with lasers and aerosol 'fogs' firing off constantly.

Lasers end up looking pretty good next to the usual ACR/Gauss 'upgrades'.

Ablat ends up being less a 'frontier militia' item and more standard outside of CA/BD.

I have some other ideas about replacement armor, but let's see what you have to say.
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