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What is a fireknife?
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 17:55   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is a fireknife?

I know it has something to do with battlesuit loadout, but what exactly is a "fireknife"?
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 17:56   #2 (permalink)
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I know it has something to do with battlesuit loadout, but what exactly is a "fireknife"?
A Fireknife Battlesuit is armed with a Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, and Multi-tracker.

The names comes from this archive GW article (along with Deathrain and a few others):

http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/bat...figurations/1/

Generally speaking, a Fireknife could also have twin-linked Plasma Rifles or Missile Pods, along with a hard-wired multi-tracker. As long as it has those two weapons and the multi-tracker, its other equipment doesn't matter.
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Old 24 Oct 2006, 03:40   #3 (permalink)
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This question is asked sooo many times...Khanaris, do you think you just make a stickied topic with the loadouts on it and call it "THIS IS A FIREKNIFE" thread? pretty please :-[ Anyways, not meaning to be mean, I just happen to see this question a tad too much for a forum....
 
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This question is asked sooo many times...Khanaris, do you think you just make a stickied topic with the loadouts on it and call it "THIS IS A FIREKNIFE" thread? pretty please :-[ Anyways, not meaning to be mean, I just happen to see this question a tad too much for a forum....
It is in Important Topics. We can't exactly come up with a list of "questions not to ask". Honestly, you'll get deadened to it. In addition to being a community here, we are also a reference. So sometimes we end up answering questions more frequently than we would like. When it happens, just be helpful and concise and the thread will drop off on its own. The term "Fireknife" is problematic because if you search for it, you find a million references but no explanation.
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Default Re: What is a fireknife?

One of the main reasons is that the more seasoned gamers use the terms fireknife etc to refer to their suits, but not the actual weapons, so any new gamer looking in see's them saying "I have 2 fireknife as elite" and then they think WTF?
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Default Re: What is a fireknife?

Thanks for the awnser. srry about the important topics list. forgot to look there.
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Don't worry about it, you won't get your head bitten off for it.
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Thanks for the awnser. srry about the important topics list. forgot to look there.
It is really no problem. :funny:
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Old 24 Oct 2006, 23:25   #9 (permalink)
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I didnt mean to come off as mean, i was just suggesting that we have that topic stickied (along with all of the other configurations, in one thread) so you dont have to search through the other bits in the Important Topics thread, as this question is seems to be asked a lot...

oh well, nevermind me...
 
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