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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
02-01-2010, 08:01 AM
I think both are viable choices. My reasoning was this:

1) Using full phaser arrays allows basically complete coverage all around me.

2) I can drop shields almost instantly on anything less than a battleship.

3) If I really need to drop someone FAST, once the shields are down I can use the Beam Overload power and hit them for almost the same damage as a torpedo. this DOES require then using a weapon battery to get back up to full, but I've gotten used to it.

4) I'm a science ship (or at least I WILL be once I get out of this Miranda class) and it's useful to be able to constantly rotate my ship and not have to worry about needing to go head-on to fire my torpedoes. A small point but meh.

With all that said I do miss the burst damage of a torpedo bank. I think I'll stick with my laser beams though