It really bothers me that the player and NPCs can just stroll around carrying massive weapons like miniguns. The scaled down XM214 5.56mm microgun weighs 32 pounds with it's drive motor. This doesn't include battery or ammunition. What would the whole package be? 50-70 pounds? A mod that would make all very large guns only usable while in power armor would be a great immersive addition to the game. I'm really surprised nobody has done it (that I know of).
Also, if anyone has the skillz to make a mod for the Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun, I'd send you a cupcake in the mail. At 83 pounds, here's another weapon that should only be usable in power armor, but what would be really cool is if the M2 was modified specifically for power armor use by adding a buttstock so it could be shot from the shoulder at full auto with the accuracy of a smaller machine gun shot from the shoulder. And now that makes me think that 20mm antitank rifles like the Finnish Lahti L-39 (at 110 pounds!) could be modified with scopes to be also shot from the shoulder while in power armor. Power armor snipers, how awesome would that be?
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