weapon profiles and strategies
discuss on the board
Pick an arsenal that is useful. Don't get any useless
weapons. Defensive weapons are usually not very good either (
like dirtball, greenball and fan, which don't hurt). Weapons
that don't do much damage shouldn't be taking up valuable slots
in your arsenal either (like dart).
If your not comfortable with weapons that can backfire on
you (such as bouncy weapons, mines, or the crackler), don't get
Consider the map before you start, that is, what weapons
might be good on the map. If there is lots of dirt, a laser
might be called for, or if it's all tight passageways, you might
not want to include larpa, or mines (since you can't really jump
them yourself). Eventually, you may develop different arsenals
for different types of terrain. Be very discriminating.
If you are playing with Load+Change off, I recommend
choosing a mix of different types of weapons, including guns,
projectiles, and maybe even some traps (mines, bouncy mines,
float mines, or booby traps). My normal arsenal for instance is
something like this: Doomsday, Larpa, Gauss Gun, Chaingun, and
laser (if the map has a lot of dirt). I find the guns the most
When playing with Load+Change on, play with fast firing
weapons and your most favorites, even doubled so you can whip
out a second quickly if you have to. For instance, my usual
arsenal is two gauss guns, two larpa, and spikeballs.
When you have a great arsenal, and you want to keep, do not
pick up those weapon powerups. They replace your current weapon,
if you didn't know. Also, sometimes they blow up. I almost never
pick them up, especially when Names on Bonuses is turned off.
Put your weapons in a certain order, so that you can cycle
through them quickly and with familiarity.
Finally: Don't be closed minded about trying new weapons!
You'll find yourself becoming attached one certain weapon or
another. Loving a weapon, and being able to handle it well is
good--but don't let it compromise your abilities to use all the
weapons in the Liero armory. Almost every single weapon is very
powerful in the right hands (the game is a lot more balanced
than you might think).