Well, i had this idea of more efficient and high tech settlement defense turrets.
Basically, since regular turrets are rather fragile and vulnerable to snipers and heavy weapons, why not build a larger, heavier armored and armed turret?
I thought of 3 possible versions:
1. Just a heavier armored auto turret with 2 or even 4 guns or missle launchers. Works just like a regular turret, but with more armor and firepower.
2. A mannable heavy stationary turret, basically a stationary power armor which can only rotate and tilt on the spot, equipped with heavy weapons on the sides like miniguns and missile launchers. comes with its own power supply. Maybe the ingame assets and mechanics from the vertibird mounted minigun could be utilized for this? Also, why are there no mannable stationary heavy weapons/machine gun mounts to build already?
3. Basically, simply the upper torso of a sentinel Robot mounted on a fixed base, with heavier armor and better cooling for sustained fire, including autonomous power supply. Behaves just like a regular armed Sentinel robot (maybe less verbose), but cannot move around on its own.
Type 1 and 2 would require new models and maybe also animations, whilst type 3 should be entirely doable with modification of existing game assets.
This would at last provide ample fortified defenses for high value settlements against even the worst threats the wasteland has to offer.
Anyone up to the task?