I'm referring, of course, to the Laser towers in Defense Grid: The Awakening.
I stumbled upon Defense Grid: The Awakening's very detailed steam stats page, and noticed the following:
This of course, perplexed me. All the other towers have specific damage totals for their level 1, 2, and 3 verisons, but Laser towers just have a single number. This made me wonder how Laser towers actually deal their damage. Do they do initial damage at all, or is the DoT the only effect they provide (and if that's the case, why does upgrading the laser tower increase damage as per the tower stats screen?). Is building more than one laser tower in a single area inefficient?
Interestingly, I've heard the AI Narrator perform his "Death by laser tower" taunt on maps where I had no laser towers, but did have meteor and/or inferno towers (which also have a small DoT effect?)
Anyway, can anyone shed some light on this topic?