THIS IS A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF A PROPOSAL WITH THE SAME NAME IN THE FEEDBACK TOOL
One way of giving PP a Research identity different to the Factiions & making the Piranha AR more interesting and relevant would be to give it mission &/or Panda-specific ammo types discovered through Autopsies & Vivisection.
The simple & obvious ones are Dum-Dums, AP Rounds & Shredders, but A/Vs could open up a whole world of interesting possibilities:
Shield-Buster Rounds designed to break an Arthron’s shield.
Tracker/Dye Rounds designed to neutralise Pain Chameleon.
Ulysses Rounds designed to sap a Siren’s WP
Poison/Incendiary/Goo & Blaster Rounds gained by Vivisecting the relevant Chiron.
Suppressor Rounds designed to prevent Mist-Creatures from triggering.
Midwife Rounds that stop a Scylla laying a Mindfragger next turn
Gagging Rounds that stop a Scylla’s Mindblast
And so on…
This has the multiple advantages of giving PP a unique research identity, keeping Piranha ARs relevant in the endgame, making A/Vs more rewarding and giving the player interesting tactical choices when prepping for a mission.