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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 224
# 20
08-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Escorts don't use many beams because they are allowed to use dual cannons. dual cannons trade firing angle for damage. Coupled with the high turn rates of escorts, they have the highest DPS potential. Imbalance? No. Escorts are commonly referred to as "glass cannons" because they the most fragile ships of the range. In essence, the trade off HP for DPS.

If you stunt the one asset escorts have, escorts would become much weaker than the other two ship classes.