Well all in good for an economy more driven by a world were almost any player can produce efficiently without having to invest actual cash for skills, (aside from a subscription fee) I cannot say the same for Entropia’s actual currency based world. As a new player who plans to make no or as little as possible amount of money into the game, I have come to realized a much greater difficulty in producing any amount of profits or for that matter skills. With the knowledge I have gathered so far, much of the economy is far more inflated than anticipated, with little room to get off the ground floor for new players. The only way anyone can make small amounts of change is through sweating, which is a long and almost mind-boggling undervalued process. Making around 3 peds on average, most people will not make enough to purchase weapon, let alone the laser amplifier. Not to mention the repairs needed to maintain equipment.
For new players, there is only loss of effort, time and or money. For older or richer players, the possibilities are there. With the laser mod, you increase your guns overall effectiveness. Saving money with all the less amount of resources consumed to use these weapons. But the amplifier is best left to weapons that have been used extensively along with a players more practiced skills. At that point, you maximize your savings in the long run and can potentially keep a weapon by your side for a very long time.
Now there might be those who can argue that most items get better with more use and it’s best to get as earlier as possible. And once doing so you can have great savings the minute you can upgrade to better weapons. That might be true, but again it really is dependent on your financial circumstance. If you can barely afford your items right now and maybe for a long time, your better off working on how to increase funding first. But if you have a well establish foothold, go for it. But of course, always research what Amplifiers you need for your laser gun and what you’re looking for, whither ammo consumption or damage increases. And of course by the cheapest possible price possible. That’s just basic.
That concludes my assessment on the cost effectiveness of Laser Amplifiers and comparison.