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Re: From Halopedia
Posted By: Stephen L. (SoundEffect) <soundeffect@hotmail.com>Date: 4/13/08 9:29 p.m.

In Response To: Re: From Halopedia (angrymob)


: Since we don't have the mass of the plasma available or what it's composed of
: (maybe it's just air) we can't compute the temperature using the energy...
: otherwise it wouldn't be hard, the average kinetic energy = 3/2*k*T (in
: kelvins), where k = number of moles * ideal gas constant.

What we can surmise is that a Marine is definitly hurt, but can survive a hit or two (according to the novels; in the games they absorb ridiculous amounts of hurt for realism's sake) and can feel it when an appropriated Covenant Plasma Rifle overheats. According to the Bungie tech article on the Plasma Rifle pre-Halo 3 launch, a Marine commented:

ďItís got no sightline, itís awkward to hold, and if it overheats itíll cook the hair right off of your wrists.Ē

That may be the mechanism some, but it's excess plasma it's venting off, so we can make educated guesses at least.

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How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapons!? *NM*CHAOS1212 4/13/08 8:22 p.m.
     From Halopedia7he grunt w/a plasma pistol 4/13/08 9:08 p.m.
           Re: From Halopediaelpolloguapo 4/13/08 9:09 p.m.
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                 Re: From Halopediaangrymob 4/13/08 9:21 p.m.
                       Re: From HalopediaStephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/13/08 9:29 p.m.
                             Dont forgetZerowind117 4/14/08 1:24 a.m.
                                   Re: Dont forgetelpolloguapo 4/14/08 6:36 a.m.
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     Re: How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapoStephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/13/08 9:16 p.m.
           Re: How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapoCHAOS1212 4/13/08 9:20 p.m.
                 Re: How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapoelpolloguapo 4/13/08 9:21 p.m.
                       Re: How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapoStephen L. (SoundEffect) 4/13/08 9:23 p.m.
                             Re: How hot is the plasma rounds of covenant weapoelpolloguapo 4/13/08 9:26 p.m.
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     Frankie saidscarab 4/14/08 7:01 a.m.
           ^^^^ignore^^^^ *NM*scarab 4/14/08 7:03 a.m.
           You're onto something here... *NM*Eddy 071 4/14/08 8:15 a.m.
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