Planetary Annihilation Gameplay & Resources

Planetary Annihilation SXX-1304 Laser Platform

SXX-1304 Laser Platform

Description: Orbital Laser Platform: Death from above

Build Cost: 24,000 metal

HP: 1,500

 
Damage

Damage: 2,500 DPS. 5,000 damage per shot. 1 shot every 2 seconds.

DPS Per Metal:  .095

Splash: 2,500 damage, radius 20

Range: 10 meters

Projectile Velocity: 1,000 meters per second

Energy Per Shot: 40,000 energy per shot

Ammo Capacity: 10,000 energy

 
Recon

Vision Radius: 100 meters

 
Physics

Max Speed: 25 meters per second

Acceleration: 90

Braking Rate: 10

Turn Rate: 90

 

Info

The SXX-1304 Laser Platform is a powerful laser defense satellite capable of raining down destruction on anything on the ground.

The SSX-1304 Laser Platform’s high damage per shot makes it ideal for taking out enemy buildings. However, due to the amount of time it requires to aim and for the projectile to travel to the planet, it is not well suited for taking out moving units. The laser platform can’t even hit Commander when it’s moving.

Name Origins

The laser satellite is named after a prominent community member, SXX. SXX was very active on the forums and steam community assisting players in debugging Planetary Annihilation. Uber Entertainment was so grateful for SXX’s unsolicited and unpaid assistance, that they named this unit after him.

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History

The Orbital Laser Platform was added in the release of beta, in build 54357.

In the Build 59549, several changes were made.

  • Metal Cost: 30000 -> 25000
  • Health: 3000 -> 1000
  • Move Speed: 150 -> 10
  • Turn Speed: 5 -> 45
  • Brake Rate: 2 -> 1
  • Orbital Sight Radius: 250 -> 100
  • Can no longer move from planet to planet

In the Planetary Annihilation Build 61250, several changes were made.

  • Celestial Velocity Multiplier: x6
  • Acceleration: 1 -> 10 m/s/s
  • Brake Rate: 1-> 10 m/s/s
  • Move Speed: 10 -> 25 m/s
  • Turn Speed: 45 -> 90 deg/s
  • Sight Range – Surface & Air: 0 -> 100 m
  • Weapon Velocity: 475 -> 1000 m/s
  • Splash Damage: 0 -> 2500
  • Splash Radius: 0 -> 5 m
  • Weapon Energy Use: 300000 -> 10000E per shot, 900000 -> 10000E storage, 30000 -> 5000E demand
  • Can now target Sea Floor

In the 67342 Build the build cost was changed from 26,400 metal to 24,000 metal.

In the Planetary Annihilation release build 71673, the SXX-1304 Laser Satellite accuracy was improved so it could hit air units.

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