Talk:Type-55 storm rifle
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Made Before the Covenant fell?
I'm not going to spoil anything so don't panic, on page 225 of Halo: The Thursday War it mentions the word storm rifle, now this is only a few months after the Covinent fell and I'm assuming that the Storm didn't immediately make the weapon the second the covenant went belly up so if this wasn't just a slip on Karen's part, meaning to say plasma rifle, would this mean it was made before the war ended or am I just thinking to much? Jac0bBau3r1995 09:01, 4 October 2012 (EDT)
- I would assume that the "storm" in the weapon's name refers to its function, not to the Storm. "Sturmgewehr", meaning "storm rifle", is the German word for "assault rifle". Given that the Type-55 is designed for pumping out a heavy volume of fire very quickly, it is a clear analog to ballistic automatic rifles. Also bear in mind that the "Type-55" designation refers to when the UNSC cataloged the weapon, so it may have entered service long before it was cataloged. --Courage never dies. 09:50, 4 October 2012 (EDT)
I'm curious as to whether another trait this shares with the plasma repeater is whether it deals more damage to health than shields. Worth testing? As now stated fo the third time, I destroyed my copy of Halo 4, so I can't checl this myself. Worth checking out, as anyone thinking about using it would want to know whether it would strip shields fast or if they should stick w/ an AR. I'm morally compelled to say that they shouldn't ever use either and get a DMR. This is craZboy557, signing off. 20:35, 23 January 2013 (EST)
Originally an "auto carbine"?
I remember a very early article on Halo 4 (IGN possibly) that was mainly about the return of the BR and all that, but also mentioned some other weapons such as this new "Auto Carbine". At first, I thought they were referring to the MA5K (crushed my dreams ;_:), but I now see they were referring to the Storm Rifle. Now, I'm not sure if they were simply giving the Storm Rifle a name of their own since its official name hadn't been given to them, or if the Storm Rifle was originally supposed to be just that: an automatic version of the Covenant Carbine. It would make sense to me, considering the Storm Rifle shares a lot more in common with the T51 Carbine than with any plasma weapon. It likely behaved the same way it does now in gameplay, except firing those radioactive rounds the Carbine fires. It just seems that if 343 would create a brand new looking weapon that behaves almost exactly like the Plasma Repeater and Plasma Rifle, why not just use the Plasma Repeater or Plasma Rifle? It seems to me that the only reason they backed out of this decision was because they didn't want to completely throw out the staple of an automatic plasma weapon.--File:PENGUIN4.gif|15px]]FluffyEmoPenguin(ice quack!) 15:31, 27 January 2013 (EST)
It's not a replacement
I know it's role is the same as the plasma rifle, but saying it's a replacement isnt really accurate. Like the brute plasma rifle and the plasma repeater, the storm rifle is more of a sub-class weapon in the plasma rifle "family", and is used exclusively by the storm. Thus the name, "storm rifle". Had it been called anything else I could see it being a replacement, but due to it's name it is extremely likely that the weapon is affiliated with the storm covenant only. It isn't really a replacement of the plasma rifle as much as it is a substitution for the plasma rifle's role in the storm's arsenal as an automatic plasma weapon. Seeing that the storm developed the weapon by themselves, I doubt the Arbiter and his seperatist forces are running around with them. Chances are they are probably still using plasma rifles, which in gameplay are still superior in effectiveness compared to the storm rifle in most cases.SilentGamer64 02:06, 28 March 2013 (UTE)
It has more in common with the plasma repeater, in all honesty. Would it be appropriate to mention this on the article? It's rather self explantory, merely look at the weapons and their traits. 16:41, 2 June 2013 (EDT)