Hinsonator Apr 28, 2013 @ 7:43pm
Plasma Beam Cannon won't drop
Hello all.
I'm trying to farm the Plasma Beam Cannon Does anyone know where i can find a frieght drone?
Last edited by Hinsonator; May 1, 2013 @ 4:38pm
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Roog Apr 28, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
There is a pirate base that sells em one or more. but the bases seem to spawn random. The cannons can sit in a claimable L if you shoot enough of them one L could be claimed with 4 or more guns inside. Read: shoot Lots o L's. Claim any you find. Hope for Lasers.
Thats how i got mine. But have not even spend a second using them... MM achievement here i come.
Hinsonator Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
but isn't that the plasma burst generator?
Roog Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
doornails you got me : /
Hinsonator Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:54pm 
frieght scanners ftw :P anyway i'm just going to look for a frieght drone (it will probably take me a while but i will find one) and use the exploit
Hinsonator May 1, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
i know how to place a laser tower, also you can get orbital weapons platforms now?
taguilar May 1, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
Ugh, guys he's talking about the weapon that the LASER TOWERS USE Which is the Plasma Beam Cannons.

No, they arent Farmable, you cannot fit them w/out exploits.
Hinsonator May 1, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
ah in that case, anyone know where we can find a frieght drone?
Storm May 1, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
the boron sector to the right of 'The Hole', cant remember its name?
shaunbergin May 6, 2013 @ 8:03am 
Queens Harbour Far southeast in galaxy map
Set-115689 May 6, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
Can't you eject a laser tower then freight transfer the plasma beam cannon onto your ship or a freight drone. Might need to get close to it ?

from http://roguey.co.uk/wiki/x3ap/exploits/

Process

this is relatively straight forward:
Drop your LaserTower
command Freight Drone to collect 1 Plasma Beam Cannon from LT
Scoop Up your Freight Drone
Scoop Up LaserTower

I think you can deploy and destroy them also and there's something like a 1 in 10 or so chance they will drop a plasma beam cannon.
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Hinsonator May 6, 2013 @ 9:59pm 
that's what i'm doing atm
Death@Work May 14, 2013 @ 11:00am 
As far as I know that has been fixed and is no longer possible.
Instead you can buy Laser towers, and eject 1 at a time, and if you shoot it before it deploys (10 minute timeframe) you have a small chance that it will leave a crate with a beam cannon.
Has happend a few times for me, but sometimes I accidently shoot the crate while doing it :/
Smakkz May 14, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Originally posted by Death@Work:
As far as I know that has been fixed and is no longer possible.
Instead you can buy Laser towers, and eject 1 at a time, and if you shoot it before it deploys (10 minute timeframe) you have a small chance that it will leave a crate with a beam cannon.
Has happend a few times for me, but sometimes I accidently shoot the crate while doing it :/

As a curiosity, is it possible to mass farm it?

Like deploy 100 lasertowers then launch a hammerhead at em?
Death@Work May 14, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
Interesting thought :) Has to be tried I guess :D
However I dont think you can launch many missiles at them, as most of them require an enemy target.
buie2 May 18, 2013 @ 6:16am 
i found one in an unknown sector with unforcused jump drive on X3 TC not sure if they are still in the X3 AP add-on. Appently they spawn in the unknown sectors that are not in the known universe (can't use gates to get there)
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